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Laura on Apr 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
The earrings are beautiful. ❤️ Definitely a very unique item. The shipping was quick and the seller answered all my questions promptly.
Courtney on Jan 28, 20195 out of 5 stars
Pictures don’t do any justice. I bought several products and super pleased with all of them! Absolutely beautifully made and such a caring passionate owner. Highly recommend letting Kris handle any of your memorial needs.
Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 23, 20185 out of 5 stars
Kris answered all of my questions and she did a fabulous job. I received the pendant in time, as promised.
Karen on Dec 17, 20185 out of 5 stars
Your jewelry is beautiful! I received multiple pieces myself, and had to get one for my stepmom. Such a wonderful thing to remember my sister. Thank you!
jblake1008 on Jul 17, 20185 out of 5 stars
I had these made using funeral flowers for 3 young women who lost their father, they turned out beautifully !
Suzanne on Jun 30, 20185 out of 5 stars
Cute little bead to add to a chain.
Bobbi on Jun 7, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful product. Fast shipping. Great communication.
Heather on May 20, 20185 out of 5 stars
I can't tell you how amazing this gift was for my mom. A month ago my mom lost her mother. She picked two roses from her grave and I dried them out for her and I found this! I was so thrilled. I gave this to my mom for mother's day so her mother will always be with her. I can't thank you enough for the beautiful job you did! You are very talented and I am so thankful to have found you! Thank you for this lasting memory of my grandmother.
Life is a Journey...keep the memories.
Hello, I'm Kris. I started Journey Designs as a way to honor my father who passed away years ago from Alzhiemers, 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 long 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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A wife, mom, small business owner, cook, house keeper, chauffeur and crafter.
If you would like to add more color to white flowers please contact me to discuss adding a bit of another type and color of flower.
Smaller items will only require a single rose or flower. If you are ordering multiple items, 1-2 roses or 2-3 other flowers will be required to make the beads. The flower petal rosary will need 1-2 roses. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Flowers can be fresh or dried before shipment. To ship simply remove the stem and if you would like the petals, then wrap the flowers in a paper towel. Put this into an envelope or box, please do not use any plastic if the flowers are fresh. Please contact me for the shipping address.
*Please note I will save your flowers for one year in case you would like to order more items.*
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Returns and exchange details
I cannot be responsible for damage to any pieces caused by improper use, care or handling. These products are recommended for ages 13 and over.
Please make payment within 3 days of your purchase. Payment is due before I can begin or ship your item.
IL residents will be charged 8.75% tax.
Check out this link for easy step by step directions on how to buy on Etsy: http://help.etsy.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/245/
I like to recycle whenever possible. Therefore, many packages are shipped in recycled boxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
The clay I use to make the beads is a translucent polymer clay. When mixing in the dried flower petals the result is always unique. Each type and color of flower reacts in a different manner. Also the beads are handcrafted which means there is a slight variation in the size and shape. I like a bit of freeform and that the beads are not uniform. The result of this is each bead is beautiful and original.
I do suggest the flowers are dried prior to sending them to me. Once petals are dry they can be shipped in a plastic bag, if petals are not completely dry they can rot.
If you would like advice on how to dry flowers please contact me.
Please do not use harsh chemicals or boiling water to the clean pieces.
Items are water resistant not water proof, therefore I do not recommend putting the pieces in water for long periods of time.