Summer time and the living is good

Summer in Sun Valley is like no other any where on the planet. Its long days and sun filled skies are intoxicating. Everyone wants to be outside especially after the enormous winter we experienced in the Wood River Valley. The amount of activities and events every day from Stanley to Bellevue and everywhere in between, can make one’s head spin with excitement. For 18 years, I have participated in the Ketchum Arts Festival with much joy. Watching this event grow and expand has been exciting, as it has done the same for my business, Kary Kjesbo Designs. Every year I look for fellow vendors and friends, like a once a year club, as we exchange hellos and chat about the year behind us and discuss the year to come. I also adore my customers who love to shop with me on this special weekend. It’s always a treat to see my Kary Kjesbo Designs clients adorning their jewelry and wanting more. I feel truly blessed and supported, and here’s a pre-thank you to you all!

Kary Booth

This year the Ketchum Arts Festival takes place July 7-9 in Festival Meadow, as it has for several years. If in Ketchum, come see me at booths #133-134.

I have many pieces available this year as well as some great sale items. Take a look at the Kary Kjesbo Designs Signature Line necklaces with tassels and turquoise

I have many pieces available this year as well as some great sale items. Take a look at the Kary Kjesbo Designs Signature Line necklaces with tassels and turquoise

 
Kary Kjesbo Designs WW II bracelet with moss aqua fresh water pearls

Kary Kjesbo Designs WW II bracelet with moss aqua fresh water pearls

 
Kary Kjesbo Designs South Sea pearl and grey quartz bracelet

Kary Kjesbo Designs South Sea pearl and grey quartz bracelet

 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and has a very happy Fourth of July celebration! Send me an email at kary@karykjesbodesigns.com

Kicking off summer in San Francisco

I could not be more excited that summer has finally begun after a very long winter in Sun Valley. I’m even more thrilled for my first big summer event in San Francisco at Ian Stallings Interior Design. There will be 22 exquisite pieces from my Signature Line showcased through July at Ian Stallings Interior Design. For all you San Francisco folk, come join me and bring and tell your friends to stop by Ian Stallings Interior Design for an opening reception on Thursday, June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Here’s a sample of what I’m featuring…

Kary Kjesbo Designs Signature Line is an ever-changing collection of antique and vintage found objects. Kary Kjesbo will design these interesting and often utilitarian objects into contemporary and versatile jewelry that can be worn in our everyday wardrobes.

Antique Match Safes have been a favorite collection of Kary’s for years. These amazing utilitarian objects were carried by men to keep their matches dry. Each box would contain stick matches with a striker on the bottom and were often ornately decorated. 

Masonic Order English Medal- Justice, Truth and Philanthropy. This beautiful medal from the Queens Lodge was presented to Primo P. Cairns on Oct. 8th 1914. CP at the center may stand for Chevaliers of Pythias on the shield. Garland and a Crown surround the words Justice, Truth and Philanthropy.

It’s also a pleasure to be featured alongside BLECHMEKI and Mary Ann Lawson at Ian Stallings Interior Design, a beautiful location and environment no one should miss. It’s worthy of a trip! Hope to see you all at Ian Stallings Interior Design at 3848 24th Street on Thursday, June 15, in San Francisco. If not, stop by any time until the end of July and peruse my jewelry. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have questions or want to see other items, there’s always more! RSVP Here

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Spring Fever

This spring I definitely caught spring fever. All my shops have fresh spring inventory, which is very exciting. Panache in Sun Valley and Park City received my beautiful new collections of Stones and Pearls. In addition, this spring’s trunk shows at Mario’s in Seattle and Portland was a fulfilling experience as I reconnected with shops and clients as well as met new people who discovered Kary Kjesbo Designs for the first time. However, it was even more thrilling to work with returning clients who wanted to add to their Kary Kjesbo Designs collection. One client, in particular, was excited to enhance her existing jewelry wardrobe with my collections because she finds it all so versatile. In addition, my new English Royal Flying Corps World War I hat and collar badge pendants were a big hit.

Continuing to be creative and innovative, I will unveil my new Kary Kjesbo Designs branding tag this summer. This distinctive KK tag will enhance each piece in all my collections.

If you’re spring-cleaning like I am, check out Kary Kjesbo Designs Lavish Jewelry Cleaner for purchase on my website. It’s the best and only jewelry cleaner you’ll ever need—I swear!

The Essential Collection is always available on our shopping page. If you’re interested in the Stones and Pearls or Signature Collections, don’t hesitate to contact me directly to find out what I have. I’m happy to send photos of current inventory. I love working directly with clients to help build their Kary Kjesbo Designs collection. Send me an email at kary@karykjesbodesigns.com and include promo code Spring17 and receive 10 % off any purchase through the month of May.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line just released their new single "Dirt." Tyler Hubbard is wearing his KKD Signature Line WWII Pilot Wing ID Bracelet on the new album cover. Great song! This is an unreleased photo that Tyler's girlfriend, Hayley, shared with me.

Photos taken by Jeremy Cowart @jeremycowart.