Saturday, February 4, 2017

hearts and garnets and gratitude and a giveaway


i made many heart/garnet/ valentine's pieces!  i love how these turned out.  several different ring, necklace, and bracelet designs to choose from.


this one is my favorite, with several of conor oberst's lyrics


also a beautiful rainbow moonstone set in a fancy cathedral bezel necklace

and this charming lynx



we have been crazy around here with construction!  we thought that little miss theo would share a room with junebug.  but june's a pretty persnickety sleeper, and it just didn't work.  then we thought june could share with hazel for a while, but hazel's on the brink of teenagehood, and she needs her own space.  so, we are building a room for dorothy.  we used to have a huge living room.  now we have an average size living room and a bedroom for dorothy.   i will share photos when we are finished!

i have been a bit overwhelmed with orders lately.  which is so wonderful, after taking such a long break.  i know i've talked about this a bit, but during the break that i took from making jewelry i realized that i don't just make pretty things for people to wear.  i believe that i make meaningful pieces for women to cherish, to pass on to their daughters.  women come to me and we talk about what's going on for them, what they need in their lives, what they're working on, needing, desiring, wanting to let go of...  we come up with a stone, or stones, that resonate with that and find words or phrases or song lyrics to fit and i make them a special piece to wear and rub and focus on as they go through whatever it is.   i sometimes think of my work as the opposite of a worry stone- an intention stone, or a manifestation stone.  i love to do markets and hows because i love to watch people come into my both and see what they connect with.  it is fascinating to me, to observe people finding piece that resonated with them.  i've made so many wedding rings for so many couples over the years; i've made necklaces for mothers to give to their daughters when they begin to menstruate; i've made lanterns to help women battling cancer; i've made so many necklace and bracelets for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc. with the names of their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews; i've made countless dog tags for people who cherish their dogs as their children; i've made jewelry celebrating births and memorial jewelry to remember losses...

i absolutely LOVE what i do, and i am outrageously happy to be back at it, and to have so many amazing customers.  you ladies are so fabulous!  i'd like to offer a giveaway just for you blog readers.



all you have to do to enter is just comment here with your ring size!  i'm not advertising this giveaway anywhere else, it's just for you dear blog readers.  i have no idea how many of you there are anymore!  but i am grateful for every one of you.  so, comment with your ring size to enter, and i will announce the winner of this little heart stack on valentine's day!






14 comments:

June Garner said...

Your pieces are fabulous and I enjoy reading your story. My size used to be a 6 but that has changed I'm sure.
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Cinder said...

I have been a fan/reader of your blog and jewelry for years.
I love that your pieces are so thoughtful and have a special meaning for the owners.
I believe my ring size is 6.
Thanks for the fun give away. : )

DJ said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a size 9.

kristi smith said...

thank you! and i am so glad you are here ❤

kristi smith said...

i remember you, cinder! did you win a giveaway another time? thanks so much for still being here with me. i appreciate you very much ❤

kristi smith said...

thank you so much! ❤

Cinder said...

HI Kristi,
Yes, I was the lucky winner of your spiral earrings. It was a long time ago. To enter I had to count the elk on the mountainside, and guess how many were there. They blended in with the background so well. It was a fun contest. I always get compliments when I wear the earrings. Thank you. (You have a great memory!)

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Christy Brannan said...

Kristi,
I found your blog (and jewelry) from a mention on Rachael's blog at 6512 and growing over 5 years ago. I haven't ordered many pieces, but you made my wedding rings that have a reference from the book of Ruth in then and a few words that my husband and I still say to each other everyday.
I was so excited when you started making jewellery again!
My ring size is a 7.
Christy

Unknown said...

Kristi, so thankful barefoot five introduced me to your work. I'm very excited to soon make one of your pieces my own. Ring size 9 Leann

kristi smith said...

i thought so! you have a very memorable name ❤️

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Lynne Foster said...

Your jewelry takes my breath away! I'm new to your blog...and it's fantastic. ...