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Found Objects – Credit Tokens

I am fascinated with the stories behind Credit Tokens. They were the first Credit cards and were used from the turn of the century to the mid 30s for up and coming department stores. Consumer credit expanded in the 1920s, promoting a credit revolution. Stores like GB Gimbel Brothers in Pittsburgh, New York and Philadelphia issued credit to favored…

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…

Spring ’17 Trunk Shows

Kary Kjesbo has designed jewelry with distinctive style and an unexpected edge for more than two decades in Sun Valley, Idaho. The demand for Kary Kjesbo Designs derives from the versatility of all her jewelry in each, unique collection from her sought-after Essential Collection to her Signature Line that embodies sophistication with an edge. Kary creates…

Collecting Memories

Kjesbo Family Christmas Tree

Collecting Memories

I must admit. I was feeling a little bah humbug about the holidays. After traveling most of the fall and coming home to the swirl of the holiday season, I was ready to just plug in my fake tree and call it good. When my boy came home from college this week, we decided to pull the box out and decorate our tree. Once into the box, we started finding all the memories of our lifetimes, from the stocking my grandmother made for me as a little girl, to the photos of Ethan sitting on Santa’s lap over the years and all the ornaments he brought home from school as well as those we made together. Over the years, my friends and I exchanged Christmas ornaments, and each one brings back the memories of my dear friends and our adventures together.

The collecting of memories and friends throughout our lives is the most important collection we will ever have, and the one that will warm our hearts and feed our souls when we are old. Those of you who know me realize that collecting has been a lifelong passion of mine. My childhood nickname was The Packrat Kid. Most of my friends think I have taken my childhood obsession a little too far, sometimes.

I am thankful to have created a business around my passion. The fact that I am able to inspire others to create collections that are meaningful to them and those they gift is truly gratifying.

Looking back on this year I would be remiss if I did not mention how thankful I am for my small team that makes my world go around. We here at Kary Kjesbo Designs want to thank you who have followed KKD and been supportive over the years. It warms my heart to think of all the wonderful people I have met and become friends with. You have truly added to my favorite collection of people and life’s adventures.

Wishing you the warmest of holiday memories…