Thursday, November 26, 2009

Inspiring Kaari Meng

I was so excited to meet Kaari Meng at Silver Bella this year since I signed up to go with her to The Chateau Getaway in the South of France next July! I met Kaari the evening of the Vendor Faire and she was kind enough to introduce me to Jeanne who is coming to France too!! Now I am even more excited knowing a couple of the ladies that I'll be able to spend an amazing trip with!

I had purchased a number of bracelet kits from the French General previously, but never knew how to start making them. So I waited for Silver Bella to take the Bracelet class Kaari taught on Saturday.

I was so happy to have Kaari show me how to create such cool pieces of jewelry. Here is the piece we made in class.

Since then I have made 4 more bracelets, a necklace and earrings!!! I just ordered a slew of new beads and findings from French General this week so I can create more pieces!!
I bought this cute holiday bracelet kit at the Vendor Faire Friday night at Silver Bella.

I can't wait to make some more! Below is a Rach-ology Design Original :)

My friend Jen in Chicago is planning on having a Trunk Show for me to showcase my creations next March, so I better get busy!!

Time for more mashed potatoes....



  1. Hey Rach,
    Love the name of your blog. It was good to see you again this year at SB. Where will your trunk show be in Chicago? Maybe I can check it out...good luck with your move, or has that already happened?

  2. Thanks Heidi! My friend lives just South of the Loop downtown. I'll be sure to let you know when it is! Still trying to sell my house in Denver!! Hopefully soon!!

  3. Rachel,
    I, too, brought home a ton of Kaari Meng supplies! Loved her classes!

  4. Kaari was the coolest. You are going to have a wonderful trip to France. Take me in you suitcase. I promise not to cough! I just saw Jennifer Murphy's little stuffed elephant at Tinsel Trading. It made me think of you! Happy Holidays.