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Hello, I'm Kris. I started Journey Designs as a way to honor my father who passed away years ago from Alzheimer's, more recently to honor my mother who passed away from Lymphoma, to celebrate my faith and to explore my creativity. I don't have any formal training in the arts (unless you count all those high school art classes,) but I have always loved to create. I was an elementary school teacher many moons ago deciding to stay home when my oldest was born. I am constantly trying new things; sewing, needle work, painting, jewelry making and many other types of crafting. I am a hunter and gatherer when it comes to DIY finding a tremendous amount of inspiration to make our house our home.

Each piece in my shop is lovingly handmade in my home studio located in the heart of Illinois where I live with my husband and our four kids. Every bead is a one of a kind. Offering both religious and…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 22
  • Joined June 11, 2009

Favorite materials

metal, clay, glass beads, crystal beads, flowers

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JourneyDesigns
Handmade Keepsakes From Your Flowers

About

Hello, I'm Kris. I started Journey Designs as a way to honor my father who passed away years ago from Alzheimer's, more recently to honor my mother who passed away from Lymphoma, to celebrate my faith and to explore my creativity. I don't have any formal training in the arts (unless you count all those high school art classes,) but I have always loved to create. I was an elementary school teacher many moons ago deciding to stay home when my oldest was born. I am constantly trying new things; sewing, needle work, painting, jewelry making and many other types of crafting. I am a hunter and gatherer when it comes to DIY finding a tremendous amount of inspiration to make our house our home.

Each piece in my shop is lovingly handmade in my home studio located in the heart of Illinois where I live with my husband and our four kids. Every bead is a one of a kind. Offering both religious and non-religious items allows lots of choices for many different people. Many new ideas come from collaboration with customers who request custom items.

I love what I do! In a way this has become my life's mission, not just my work. In creating I am able to touch other's lives in a way that has a tremendous amount of meaning. Every time I get a thank you or I am told that one of my pieces brought tears to their eyes I know that this is what I was meant to do.

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/journeydesigns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Journey-Designs
Instagram: @journeydesigns

Proud member of the Etsy Rosary Guild.

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