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there are lots of things that need doing on my to do list but these fallen blossoms are so beautiful that i couldn’t just walk by without picking them up. a moment of inspiration and a few minutes later, i have an ephemeral statement necklace for our anniversary dinner tonight. #nofilter #krysosandchandi

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it’s finally official - come september, two K+C pieces (a necklace made out of this gorgeous rope and a thread wrapped bracelet) will be available online at anthropologie!! my designs have been in their stores before but this time it’s truly special for me because i’m working for myself now and i’ll never forget this first sale to a major national retailer. #krysosandchandi

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lilac maroon neon metallic goodness.

[quick update on work things. getting my anthro order made and shipped has become my priority but getting the cast line ready and launched is also clearly high up there on my list of stuff to get done. i’m getting there but being the designer, the production manager, the sample maker, the logistics coordinator and sales person is tough! i love it and it’s amazing, working the hardest i’ve ever worked, for myself but no one is more ready to have things be ready to go than me. soon.] #krysosandchandi

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killer shot by @tabletonic of the nima tassel bracelets now available in australia! and what a perfect way to introduce the nima fringe bracelet in the upper right to everyone stateside. this version along with two other colour ways will be available for s/s in the new year! #krysosandchandi 

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bless this mess | some of the new jewels nearly ready to ship out to a handful of new retailers starting this month!

hustling hard over here. still working part time as a nanny and full time on growing my business and i’m seeing some steady progress! new accounts, existing accounts that are re-ordering and cold calling that’s yielding some tiny gains are all steps in the right direction. hoping to keep this up and build momentum cause this two jobs thing is a wee bit tiring but c'est la vie. stay tuned for new retailer info though as you can (maybe?) see in this pic, one of them is dwell studio (!!!) and a cool little personal tidbit - the founder, christiane lemieux, is also from ottawa! lots of other fab stores to share…soon!

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my first foray into jewelry making was as a 7/8 year old. our nanny, nina, was into beaded jewelry and she’d wear strands of seed bead necklaces that i fell in love with. she taught me how to string the beads onto fishing line and close with a clasp and after that i was hooked. we had a local bead shop in the neighborhood in ottawa called pennies from heaven and i’d spend all of my allowance buying various kinds of seed beads from that store. the store was dark, smelled heavily of incense and patchouli (funny how smells can remind you of a specific place/person or time and the combo of these two smells transports me to that store to this day!) and i’d spend a lot of my time picking beads to create necklaces, bracelets and anklets. i still love seed beads and have fond memories of those pre-teen years i spent beading. #krysosandchandi #jewelry #madeinnyc #nofilter

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today is the day! the january nordstrom pop-in store concept, ‘new beginnings’ launches with my bracelets featured alongside some other fabulous product. feeling very blessed that this opportunity came my way very late last year. please head over to nordstrom.com to shop and find out about the 8 locations nationwide that are participating! #krysosandchandi

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what an amazing feeling + honor to see my work featured on one of my favorite blogs! i gasped audibly when i scrolled down and saw my pieces amongst such great company. thank you @miss_moss you made my day! #krysosandchandi

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