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I'm making a lot of changes lately and one of those changes is moving the blog over to Blogger. I hope you will come and visit me at Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at Kande
A friend sent me an article this morning and I thought I would share it with you - The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People. I saw a lot of myself in this article - thin-skinned..check, flaky...check, easily distracted...check, self-doubt... check, etc. This article took traits that I consider to be my "faults" and shed some light on how these can be assets for someone trying to build a successful business. I especially like the part about "productive paranoia"! It cheered me up and I hope it might do the same for you. Have a great day, K Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Kande
This past weekend got off to a rocky start with lots of rain Friday night and early Saturday morning. By mid-morning, the sun came out and blue skies appeared again...just in time for my clothes dryer to die. *Big Sigh* I took advantage of the sunshine and brisk breezes by putting up a temporary clothesline in the backyard. I had forgotten how good clothes smells after they have been dried outside. I took a few more pics while I was enjoying the sunshine and then tried out my new Florabella actions and textures. I'm still working out the kinks, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at Kande
Yikes! Its amazing how easily a week away can turn into 2 months. Its been incredibly busy around here - I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to blogging! I've been learning new techniques and trying to improve others - working with fine silver clay, soldering, using gilder's paste, and more. Here's some pics of a pair of earrings I made using a mold of an antique button, fine silver clay (PMC3) and a handheld torch: In this picture, the clay is dry and ready to be fired. I fired my pieces with a handheld torch since I do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Kande
I found this fresh take on my best friend, the ponytail. Thought some of you gals might like it too. I'm heading to the store tonight to pick up some bobby pins so I can try this hairstyle out tomorrow. Source: via Kristina on Pinterest You can get detailed step by step instructions on their website at Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Kande
I hope you have a wonderful day! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Kande
I'm taking a little vacation this week to relocate my studio to a new space. I can't wait to get everything moved so I can get to work again! I'll be back next Monday and will also have new pieces for the shops as well. Till then, I'm having a Valentine's Day Sale on my website,, and in my Kande shop on Etsy. Pasha Earrings - No. 2 Opal quartz, pink topaz, moonstone, gold Enjoy the week! Warm wishes, Kristina Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Kande
Yesterday my sweet baby boy turned 16. As we always do on his birthday, we talk about the day he was born, which to me seems so much closer than 16 years ago. Elijah has filled the last 16 years with joy and laughter and love. It hasn't always been easy. It hasn't always been fun. But I wouldn't change a single day of it. I thank God every day that he chose me to be this sweet young man's mother. Happy Birthday Elijah! Love, Mom Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Kande
Can you believe it?!? Lots of the happy dance happening in the studio this weekend. Here's the story: I was contacted by Naomi Fujimoto, Senior Editor of Bead Style Magazine, back in November 2011 about featuring a pair of my earrings in their March 2012 issue. These earrings - So I packaged them up and shipped them off to be photographed, but I was afraid to let myself believe this was really going to happen. I kept telling myself not to get excited, don't tell anyone yet, they might have to cut your earrings due to space issues or something... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Kande
Sorry I was missing in action yesterday. I've had a sick kiddo at home, but no worries! He is feeling much better and is back to school today. I thought I would pop in today, say hi, and let you know that on Monday I will have some big, awesome news to share with you. I can hardly wait to spill the beans! See ya then, K Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Kande
imperfection by violetlady featuring jewel dresses Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Kande
I've been doing my Susannah Conway workbook, Unraveling the Year Ahead, and have spent the last few days trying to come up with my word for 2012. It was staring me straight in the face and I didn't even see it until this morning - Brave. Image via Pinterest This year I want to be brave. I want to take chances, try new things, embrace change...and most importantly believe that I can do it. So many good things are just waiting to happen if I will just put myself out there and take the chance. So I'm going to hold... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Kande
Maybe some of you guys will remember how popular it used to be to have a lucky rabbit's foot. Kind of creepy now to think back on how badly most of us wanted one. I found a sweet little bunny rabbit charm not too long ago and it made me remember those darn things. So I put together a bunny friendly version of a lucky rabbit's foot talisman. You can still be lucky and no sweet little bunny has to lose his foot! Lucky Rabbit Necklace with aqua chalcedony, silver rabbit charm and pearl Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Kande
I'm keeping my promise and posting today. Sadly, I find I have nothing to say as I work on the dreaded paperwork to close out 2011. I HATE paperwork more than anything else on this earth...except maybe canned carrots...ick. During a temporary moment of weakness, I put down the calculator and popped over to Janet Hill's online shop to see this very pretty print. Nightshade by Janet Hill I just love her work...and stars are my favorite shape. Even as I write this, I'm bribing myself to finish up the paperwork so I can hurry back and buy this for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Kande
I like to start the year with a clear plan on what I want to accomplish both in my business and in my personal life. Usually the goals for my business are crystal clear and the personal goals get run over by the business and are left for dead on the crazy highway that is my life. But this year, I feel in a really great place personally. I think it might be my age. I feel like I have a firm grip on who I really am and I feel ready to let go of some issues that have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Kande
Dandelion Dream by Alicia Bock Dream and give yourself permission to envision a YOU that you choose to be...Joy Page Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Kande
No. 3 by kristinahenning featuring a metallic tank I found a very cute set on Polyvore from htotheb (Holly) and thought my new Riley Earrings would be the perfect match. If you are looking for a little fashion inspiration, check out Holly's sets. You won't be disappointed! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Kande
I hope you had a great weekend! Not much exciting news to report on my end. I spent some quality time in the studio, made like a veggie in front of the TV, and did a little furniture rearranging. Basically, a relaxing little break from the daily grind. I guess I was feeling a little girlie last week because things are looking pastel this morning! Naomi Earrings Vintage lucite and sterling silver Funny how I don't notice these things as I am working in the studio throughout the week - it's only when I start going through the photos on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Kande
Yesterday's post had me reminiscing all night about some of my other favorite outfits from the past and I thought I would start randomly sharing some old photos with you to go along with the stories. Today, I want to share with you my very first pair of cowboy boots. Oh how I loved those boots! And that sweater dress...gotta love the 70's. Even after all these years, I still remember feeling pretty sassy when I wore this outfit. I found this great Polyvore set from dixi3chik that is kind of a grown up version of my old childhood outfit.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Kande
I wear a lot of black, so I rely heavily on accessories to add a pop of color. One of my favorite color combos is blue and black. This goes way back to middle school when my favorite outfit was a pair of bright blue corduroy jeans with a matching bright blue and black striped sweater. Everytime I wore that outfit, I felt bad a#$. Have you ever had an outfit make you feel that way? I think I actually have a picture of it somewhere..I'll try to find it tonight and post it tomorrow. So using that as my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Kande
The English Major by Janet Hill The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid....Jane Austen Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Kande
I love reading blog posts where people share what's in their makeup bags and purses. I've actually stumbled across some great products that way so I thought I would try a similar post here. This is a snapshot of what I have in my everyday makeup bag. What's in the bag? January 2012 by kristinahenning on This has some of my very favorite products in it. I bought a similar Dior eyeshadow set and lip gloss last year on a whim and I absolutely love both of them. The lip gloss is #234 a sheer golden pink that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Kande
I hope you had a great weekend! I spent some serious time in the studio this weekend - yay! I also spent time cleaning house, washing clothes and all those other chores that keep the household running - boo! Enough with the work - let's get to the fun part. I have been holding onto an awesome pair of sunstone ovals hoping to find a design that would let the natural beauty of these gemstones shine. I've tried the sunstone ovals in various designs, but nothing worked. Finally, I came up with a design I think does the job. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Kande
Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season. Now that I am all rested up, its time to head back into the studio. I've had a lot of requests recently for my Pasha Earrings, so I am bringing them back along with a few variations. Here's the first one with opal quartz, hot pink topaz and gold. I am so loving the opal quartz - they absolutely glow. Pasha Earrings Opal quartz, pink topaz, moonstone, rock crystal quartz, gold Sweet Susan of Hometown Girl has gotten me hooked on Polyvore. It is too much fun putting these sets... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Kande
Sorry for the long absence! I had a wonderful crazy holiday season in the shops that left little time for anything but work, work, work...I loved every minute of it though. Now that things have slowed down, I'm looking forward to spending time with family and friends. I've got some BIG news to share with you for Spring 2012...don't want to jinx it by blabbing about it too soon. I'm VERY excited though....hope I can keep a lid on it till its time. See you back here in 2012! Warm wishes, Kristina Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Kande