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And She Fell in Love (with two!)

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It is such an honor to be asked to create a custom necklace for a loved one. I created a few necklaces for a special client to select from(I always worry that it might not be exactly what they were looking for, so I created a selection!) Gosh, wouldn’t you know she fell in love with two of them! She honors me so!

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This one is still available… $72.

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So grateful to my amazing customers!!
Thanks Chrissie!

Have a delightful day!
Kris

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Hammered Upcycled Spoon

This might be one of my new favorite necklaces… This vintage, hammered, texturized, upcycled spoon!

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It just brings me to a happy place.

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You can buy it here in my Etsy shop.

Well I am off and running today!
Have an amazing day!
Kris

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Upcycling Vintage Keys

It has been time to build my inventory for the months ahead. I have been working hard trying to balance (a tad bit of a pun there because I am on day 8 with Vertigo, much improved now) family, house, creating and life. It is a constant battle to keep all of the balls in the air!

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My key addiction has ramped up as I have been upcycling keys this weekend! I have three of them created and I listed them here in my Etsy shop.

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I also created this necklace over the past few days and I listed it here in my shop.

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I am excited by the new dimension to my work and have renewed energy… I could spend hours non stop, but you know, my children do need to be fed!

Today I am finishing up the video celebrating my parents 50 amazing years together! So excited about the week ahead!

I better get to it! Have an amazing Monday!
Kris

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Private Sale: Day 2

Wow, I am always truly amazed how few duplicate orders I get during my sale!

As of 10am this morning, I have not received a single duplicate request. It might be a little out there, but I have always felt that each one of a kind item I create is meant for a special person! It kind of seals it for me.

If you have not had a chance to order yet, no worries! I am still accepting orders through tonight.

Here are a few items waiting for someone special… Is it you?

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This funky bracelet will fit all wrist sizes. The cuff is one of my favorites to work with because it will mold so well around your wrist.

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Vintage dog tag necklace. This was a new, unused dog tag that I hammered and aged a little more… Added some funky swirls with the punch of color ant it’s ready to wear!

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This necklace has gorgeous colors with subtle blends of metallic colors.

That is a peek of some of the jewels remaining. You can email questions to me at CherishDesigns@live.com.

Thanks so much! Xoxo
Kris

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Private Virtual Sale Monday!

Tomorrow is my Private Virtual Sale!

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Hope you can join me! I will have fewer items available than normal because I just don’t have the time. If you recall, it is first come first serve!

It is a perfect time to shop for holiday gifts for yourself or your loved ones!

If you have signed up before, you are still on the list. If you would like to join, email me your email
Address to cherishdesigns@live.com.

Hope you can join me at 6pm (central) tomorrow night!!

πŸ™‚
Kris

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Perfect Summer Accessory

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Wouldn’t this necklace be a perfect summer accessory?

Perfect with a tee, great with a summer maxi dress & flipflops.

Now if only we had the sunshine!

Have a great day!
Kris

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Treasures & Displays

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A few quick photos today… The necklace above one of my fav’s… Funky vintage hinge pictured on a box from my Grandparent’s estate.

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The same necklace pictured on a cool little book I bought at the sale… Notice the Tiffany’s Ad… The book is from 1911.
Here is another shot of the ad.

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And I an not sure what this was, but it is going to be a part of my new jewelry display… I remember seeing it in my Grandparents attic. I quickly laid some necklaces on it.

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I am going to have to be a little more deliberate with their placement.

Hope you are having a magical day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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The Birds are SINGING!!

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I can hear the birds singing! And the sun is shining! It is a fabulous Minnesota day!

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The bird in the necklace above is created with repurposed metal from a file cabinet… Love them!

And, you can buy this spring necklace here.

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This happy bird necklace is also available in my Etsy shop, you can buy it here.

We are working on getting our family prepared for the week ahead. We have Keegan’s pre-op appointment on Wednesday and surgery on Thursday. Seeing your kids go through a journey like this is one of my hardest parental jobs… We know we are in good hands. We know we will get through this and thankfully he has a very high tolerance for pain.

I can’t recall if I shared that they will be operating on both ankles to remove the pins that they could not get to last year and they are removing the metal plate by his knee. So forgive me if I am absent, but I will try to keep you up to date.

The Bead soup reveal is on Saturday, so I will have that prepared to post in advance.

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I am excited to announce that I will be a vendor at The Olde Depot JUNKtion in Brainerd, Mn. It is a fabulous new event and I am so excited about participating! You can find info here.
I hope you can join us!

I am going to keep on flying today! Trying to get all of my ducks in a row!

Happy flying! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Rusty Delight: Amazing Gifts

The other day I received an amazing gift.

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The gift arrived to me, and I was so excited to open the box…

In Tucson, my friend Patti, Liz, Linda, Katie and I enjoyed dinner with Liz’s father and fun-loving wife. Liz encouraged me to show her father some of my funky creations with unusual elements like water faucet handles and vintage hinges.

As Liz expected, her sweet father was very intrigued… He started telling us about some trunks that he rescued the hardware from over 50 years ago. He stored them and moved them for over 50 years across many states… He was excited to dig them out and share them with me!!! Can you imagine my delight when the box showed up in my mailbox?

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This rusty delight was such a beautiful gift to me…. for one thing, this gentleman cared enough to keep them with him for so long and the immense honor I feel that he would share them with me after all of this time. I am so excited to work these items into some unique jewelry and decor! I am very touched by his gift and sweet Liz for sending them to me… Thank you!!

Here are a few necklaces still available that I posted on Facebook yesterday. Comment or email me if you are interested (cherishdesigns@live,com).

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I love the messages!

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And…

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And a pic of one of my faucet necklaces I referred to above.

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Feeling thankful, blessed and filled with gratitude!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Flying By…

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Wow, the time is flying by… I must admit, this week must have been on fast forward.

Time seems to pass much more quickly when we are busy! This week was jam packed.

Last night we enjoyed the 6th & 7th grade school band & choir concerts. As Sawyer was waiting in the hall, he was asked by the Athletic Director to sing the National Anthem for the Varsity Basketball game. It worked out perfectly between concerts.

Today the girls have their fourth game of district playoffs. They are playing for second seed for Regional Playoffs and must win tonight and Sunday to advance. Saturday is their home volleyball tournament so it should be a fun weekend ahead.

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I bought this big chunky bird charm at the Tucson Gem Show. I hand stamped the word fly on it and wired it up. I love the chunkiness of the bird.

I hope your days are flying past and each day brings joy and happiness to you!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Time for Some Bead Soup!

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It’s time for some “Bead Soup!”

A cup or a bowl?
I am super excited for the upcoming reveal of my Bead Soul & partner for the Party!

This is my second time participating and I am thrilled about my partner! I am going to open and photograph my soup today and will share it and introduce you to my partner Sandi!!

We cannot reveal the soup we sent until they receive and reveal it, but we are encouraged to tease you a little!

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Here is my disguised soup! Can you tell what’s in there?

Sorry, guess you will have to wait!
πŸ™‚

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In the meantime, here is a necklace created from some of my loot from Tucson!

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Have a great day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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And the Games Continue

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With valiant effort the girls were tied two ~ two in the third period. Two minutes before the end of the game our team gets a crippling penalty. With one minute remaining in the game, Kya finds herself one on two and is forced to make choice… She committed and was burned by the other player with a game ending score on us. The game ends 2-3 and we find our path on the lower bracket battling for second seed to Regional playoffs.

The girls should be proud for how they played. I believe they played this team 5 times this season and lost each game. The scores continued to get closer and they thought they had them this time.

Life is challenging that way. We are on our way to resume the battle, our third game of the weekend and three more games to win to move on to regionals! One more loss and our season is over.

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The rest of the story tomorrow! Have a great day.
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Frosty Days

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Some of my favorite Minnesota moments include frosty snow covered mornings.

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The beauty is astounding!

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This is a necklace I made myself with my Grandparents skeleton keys and some other vintage love I adore. This is one that will remain in my collection!

We are on our way to game two of district playoffs. Last night the girls won 5-0 in an incredibly exciting game. Little Miss Chickadoodle scored the second goal of the game. Today is a formidable opponent, they have not lost a district game all season. We are hoping the underdogs shine today!

Enjoy your Saturday!!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Happy Valentines Day!!

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Today is the day to celebrate our loved ones! Happy Valentines Day!

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It is also my sister’s birthday! Quite the busy Birthday for a florist! Happy Birthday Kar!

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I will be helping her again today with Valentines Day!

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This photo shows the back side of this design… Someone recently requested that I show the back, so here it is!

I hope you have an incredible day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Cheers to a better day!

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Yesterday was the last day of Thanksgiving Vacation for our kids… It was a laid back day, a little hockey, a little play practice, chores, homework… Pretty low key. I enjoyed creating and Tom worked on his continuing education.

A couple bumps in my day turned into great lessons!
Always shut your curling iron off if you walk away… My brand new bottle of moisturizer knocked onto my curling iron, by the time I came back to it, it had melted and puddled all over the counter. {a fire hazard for certain}

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I was able to save about half the bottle and my curling iron! Lol

Last night after 10pm I was getting sleepy… My eyes were dry so in the dark I got up and got my drops out of my purse… I quietly laid back in bed and put the first soothing drop in, and to my shock and surprise, it burned like crazy! I quickly rinsed my eye and upon closer inspection…

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I mistakenly grabbed a bottle of eyeglass lens cleaner! Wowzers, that woke me up! The good news is that eyeball should be squeaky clean!

Other than the bright green bottle color, they look almost identical. I forgot I had the cleaner in my purse! Lesson #2, Always, Always, Always read the bottle!

Looking for a better day today! So,
CHEERS to a Happy Monday to you! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Busy as a Bee!

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Only four more days till the trunk show!!

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I hope you can join us, I promise you won’t regret it!

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I’m busy as a bee getting everything ready!

See you there!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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Have an Amazing Day!

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No time to chat today!

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Running like a crazy girl today! Hope you have an amazing day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Dangling Key Earrings

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I made this pair of earrings this morning for an upcoming hop…

I am quite amazed that I slept until 8 am this morning. I cannot remember the last time I slept in. Even when i can sleep in, I wake up between 5:30 & 6… Feels so good! The boys got an amazing amount of sleep too. Sawyer crashed at 6pm last night and got 14 hours of sleep! And Keegan got more than 11! It is nice to have everyone rested!

We are off and running again! More earrings coming soon!

I am very excited about my upcoming trunk show next Saturday in Buffalo, MN. Hope you can join us! πŸ™‚

Have a fantastic Sunday!

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Feeling Blessed

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Gosh… One of the greatest compliments of a jewelry designer is that people want to wear your jewelry. I must say that I feel so blessed by your compliments! Thank you to all who participated in my sale yesterday! It was so much fun! You make my heart sing!!!

A few have asked if my sale will be continuing throughout the weekend! Absolutely! If you did not get a chance to shop, feel free to shop away. You might want to send a few extra alternate choices, but I continued to be amazed most of the day how few duplicates there were!

I will be running today, most of the day, so it will take me until later in the day to respond.

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The sky last night was incredible! I got a super cool shot of the moon!

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May your day be filled with happiness! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Today’s the Day: Private Virtual Sale

Last night I finished photographing & pricing 136 necklaces for my private virtual sale.

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It was all I could accomplish with the light and time I had available. Only so much time in the day, right?

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You can still sign up for the email sale, send me an email to cherishdesigns@live.com. The sale starts at noon today. Hope you can join us!

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Have an amazing, incredible day! πŸ™‚
Kris

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