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Inspired To Create

I hope today finds you with joy in your heart as the seasons gently change from summer to fall.

Our weekend included a birthday celebration…

20110906-092437.jpg. Sawyer is now 12 years old and we celebrated with an ice-cream cake! Mmmmmmmm, Delish! I cannot believe that my kids are about to be 11, 12 & 13! Where has that time gone?

I had a creatively productive weekend as I pushed myself to meet my quota!

I have been humbled by your requests to purchase necklaces that I have shared with you… Thank you so much. I will list prices by my new jewelry that is for sale, just in case you are inspired to own one of my originals. ūüôā I am grateful.

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The necklace pictured above has amazing color tones from the vintage flower, I used other similar toned vintage beads to create a unique and funky necklace. ($89)

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This necklace embodies sweetness and presents a beautiful presence of ribbon & pearls. ($79)

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Oh my word, this necklace is a new favorite… The joy of ribbons, pearls, unique vintage beads, elements and wire… Reminds me of lilies of the valley, one of my favorite flowers. ($98)

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This bird in a nest necklace is a lighter version of my nest using two different gauges of wire for a more textured look. The birdie is made out of a vintage serving tray. Crystals are embedded in the nest…You Can Fly! ($68)

Thanks for stopping by! Many more photos of new creations to come! Have a fabulous day! Kris

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Happy Frostiness (an update) & a little bit of black-n-bling

Yesterday was one of my F – A – V – O – R – I –¬†T – E¬†¬† days to wake up.

 

 

Here is a photo I snapped

                   yesterday morning as

                                  dawn was breaking.

                                                              It makes me so Happy!!!

The most incredible paint job on the trees that you could ever hope to see.

Oh I wish I would have stayed home, kept my kids home from school and snapped some photos. What an opportunity I missed! Next time I will not hesitate to capture the beauty!

AN UPDATE:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†I am so excited… It is hard to fathom, I wonder if I am living a dream?¬† I am so thankful, blessed, excited, giddy, fluttery, flipping out and down right jumping out of my skin…

I am hoping I got all of the details right…

Tomorrow I am hand delivering the jewelry samples to the studio in Minneapolis. They will be hand carrying them to the corporate headquarters for a final presentation of the style boards to the executives of the company on December 16th.  They will presenting the full line with other artists included and it is at that time the final approval will be given where they sign off on all of the concepts.

The Holiday line for me currently includes a line of jewelry, ornaments and gifts, but I am told to be prepared for change because often throughout the creative process to manufacturing, the product line will change as it develops. Since I familiar with manufacturing and research and development, I am prepared for the change.

I will get a call or email after the meeting to find out the response from the executives and to find out that we have been given final approval! After that I will be contacted by the company to negotiate the contract. We will then be meeting for brainstorming sessions where we will come up with¬†more ideas for ornaments, gifts and jewelry. They will source products and manufacturers to provide samples and determine prices of the line. I am told it is a long process (it’s okay, I can be patient!). It sounds like the product line will be released in January 2012 at the wholesale gift shows where gift and retail stores place their holiday orders. At that time manufacturing begins and shipment of product is during the summer for the 2012 Holidays. Isn’t the process amazing and intriguing.

So one more step to get through, she said she doubts that there will be any changes after December 16th’s¬†meeting, so that will be a huge relief and we can breathe deeply!¬† Yahoooooiiiiiieeeeee!

I really needed to create something from scratch, so¬†I took a quick break from filling my orders and created this piece…

I couldn’t decide which was my favorite photo…

So I used all three of them.

I have orders to fill with for the holidays. I love making people happy. I really enjoyed working with these two photos. I am delivering the finished product tomorrow. I will have share finished product photos. But aren’t the cowboys cute?

I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle… I think I should probably get started with holiday shopping!

Enjoy the rest of your week! Kris

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