Kind Words
  • "I'm so happy to get your email, of your online store! I LOVE your work!! I bought a lariat-style necklace from you at a community craft/music benefit & fair in 2015, in the Edgehill neighborhood, when i was visiting Nashville for the first time as a tourist.. (it's a brown leather and green-beaded affair.) I wear it all the time – sometimes it doesn't come off my neck for days! (which is the way I like it.) And I always bring it with me, on every subsequent trip I've made to Nashville since :) cool! Keep making beautiful things for us to feel good about. It's more important now than ever. Much peace joy and light to you ~ NancyI'm so happy to get your email, of your online store! I LOVE your work!! I bought a lariat-style necklace from you at a community craft/music benefit & fair in 2015, in the Edgehill neighborhood, when i was visiting Nashville for the first time as a tourist.. (it's a brown leather and green-beaded affair.) I wear it all the time – sometimes it doesn't come off my neck for days! (which is the way I like it.) And I always bring it with me, on every subsequent trip I've made to Nashville since :) cool! Keep making beautiful things for us to feel good about. It's more important now than ever. Much peace joy and light to you ~ Nancy"
  • "This isn't so much an inquiry as it is a testimonial of sorts. I bought a couple of pieces of Kristine's jewelry a few years back when she was displaying/selling her work here in Knoxville at the Rossini Festival.  The first year I bought a lovely pair of small turquoise earrings and the second year a metal and stone necklace with a heart shaped pendant.  I wore them both a lot, especially the earrings, they were one of my very special pairs I wore with just about everything.  This past September we had a break in in our house, and whoever did this was after small electronics and jewelry boxes, loose change, a way for them to make some quick money for drugs.  I had several pieces of jewelry, necklaces and earrings lying on top of my jewelry box they took along with the box itself, but as a peace offering (at least that's what I'm thinking) they laid out very nicely the Kristen's handmade necklace and took the rest.  Unfortunately they took the earrings with the rest of the other things, but I was so glad they left the necklace!  "
  • "Whenever I decide to attend a craft show, whether it be the Yellow Daisy Festival or Inman Park festival, I always look to see if Kristine is going to be there.  Her jewelry is unique and beautiful.  I ordered myself a new bracelet this Christmas and can't wait to open it and wear it.  I own several bracelets, necklaces, and earrings and love them all.  Always look forward to e-mails, so I can see the new designs."
  • "My wife and I met Kristine at the Arts and Crafts Show in Fairhope, Alabama several years ago.  My wife, an artist herself, fell in love with Kristine’s creative designs and the earthy materials she used.  Since then, I’ve purchased jewelry from Kristine for my wife on different occasions.  My wife is always excited to see what’s new and how the designs evolve.  My “fail proof” gift idea."
  • "I have a brown and turquoise lariat that I wear often. It is an unusual piece and I receive compliments on it every time I wear it. Everyone wants to know where I purchased it and I do tell them however; I feel a little stingy because I like unique jewelry and something that not just everyone has. I wear this piece to work and in the evening. I also have a black cuff bracelet which is very versatile and I wear it day and evening. You can dress it up or down.   These are my two favorite pieces although I would love to have your entire collection.   Thank you for creating beautiful jewelry!"
  • "Dear Kristine,   I truly love my Kristine Riis necklaces and I now own several!  Soooo happy that my husband saw your pieces at FABU and bought one for me for Christmas a few years ago. Now he knows that he can always give me a gift I will really love and enjoy!! Being an interior designer, I am really drawn to the different textures you put together...leather, pearls, metals and very interesting clasps! Thanks Kristine! "
  • "Happy Christmastime to you Kristine,   I just want to let you know how grand it is that you come to our pink palace arts and crafts fair every year.  No one makes unique, kind of southwestern, Indian, New Yorkish creations like you.  I love my necklace i got this fall.  Your designs are so different and clean; I especially like that you use the stones and leather, etc. that allow your work to be casual or fine and dressed up!  You are outrageous and gifted; I’m so glad you show off Tennessee in such a great fashion.  Enjoy the season of hope, strength and love. "
  • "Kristine,   I saw your booth for the first time back around Labor Day at the Frankfort Fall Festival in IL.  I loved all your jewelry pieces but did not purchase anything at that time but I did leave with a card.  I decided to purchase a few necklaces as Christmas gifts this year and I couldn’t be more pleased with your work.  I bought 2 as gifts and 2 for myself.  The stones on the necklaces are absolutely beautiful!  I love the versatility of being able to wear some of them long or short, or with casual or more formal attire.  They are truly unique and I love the natural look.  Great work!!!  I will definitely purchase more items in the months and years to come.  You have found a lifelong customer.  It is going to be hard to part with the necklaces I purchased as gifts!!   Glee I purchased this necklace in the “Dark green with brown cotton” color.  It is an absolutely stunning stone (the color, the shape, the size) and I don’t doubt the other colors are just as beautiful.  I love this necklace!   Wishing Well I purchased this necklace in the “denim blue” color.  The stones are beautiful.  I love the versatility of this necklace!     Chime I purchased this necklace in turquoise and couldn’t be happier.  This is one of my favorite necklaces.  I love the placement of the beads and their shapes.  Beautiful necklace!!   Island I purchased this necklace with the “denim blue” color.  This is a pretty short necklace so you may want to consider asking to have extra length added to it.  I did not have any extra length added to the necklace and love it the way it is.  I love the bead placement and the natural look to this necklace.  This necklace is appropriately named because it is something I would not leave home without if I went to an island!!      P.S.  I would take your jewelry pieces over diamonds any day!!  I am so excited I found your booth at the Frankfort Fall Festival this year and I hope to see you again next year!!  I haven’t had a chance to wear your necklaces yet (just picked them up from the post office this morning) otherwise I may have given examples of how great they look with certain outfits!   Thank you for the necklaces!"
  • "Kristine!   Wanted to write once again to tell you how much I enjoy your designs and the pieces that I have purchased from you. I hunted you down at the Franklin Dickens Christmas.  Love your stuff!!  Love the uniqueness!!  I have shared your website as I have been complimented and asked where I purchased my jewelry.   I think that you are most deserving of your recent addition to Sundance, as I receive the catalog and have often thought how your designs would be such a good fit for them.   And most importantly, I enjoy talking with you and excited about where your talents are going to take you.    Hope your holidays are magical....  "
  • "I found Kristine Riis jewelry at an art show a few years ago and immediately fell in love with it. I bought a piece for myself and also one for my best friend. Her jewelry is beautiful and unique. You know when you wear it that no one else will be wearing the same thing! I have been following her and her work ever since."
  • "Dear Kristine,   I just wanted to thank you again! Everything exceeded my expectations and I will be back for more! I'm passing your web sites on to all my friends.    I am wearing one of the lovely, lovely, gorgeous bracelets that I bought from you this summer right now - I am so impressed with your perfect craft and the beauty of all your fabulous jewelry and work! I DO love it so much.   Actually, I love every single piece you make... You are my favorite jewelry designer by far...    I'm getting many compliments this holiday season as I wear the different pieces!   Thanks for the great service with fast ship!  Have a wonderful holiday and see you next year with your new work!   Your Happy and Delighted Customer,"
  • "I saw your designs about 5 years ago at a local shopping event and loved them from the start. I bought my daughter a beautiful pearl lariat necklace for her graduation from photography school, not at the event, but online. In fact, I was one of your first online customers and you included a pair of earrings just for me.   The necklace is beautiful and worn frequently She gets plenty of compliments. My daughter is to be married next year and may wear the necklace for this special event. My Kristine Riis earrings would be perfect, too.   Kristine Riis designs have evolved but are still my favorite. They are unique and delicate. I look at your website every couple of months. Good luck to you.  "
  • "'Adventurous. Unique. Timeless.'  is a perfect description of Kristine's jewelry.  I would add 'Versatile' to that.  I own two necklaces and two pair of earrings, and have worn each of them with everything from blue jeans to formal dress.  I love them all!"
  • "I love my Kristine Riis necklace! I bought it several years ago and wear it constantly. It’s earthy, rustic and totally unique. I get a ton of compliments on it. Its great quality too! Thank you so much!   Sincerely,"
  • "I have worn and purchased Kristine Riis’s work for years, I love the simple elegance of her designs and the attention to detail in her craftsmanship. It is also a favorite gift to the ladies in our family as well.   In this age of over blown hype Kristine’s work is a breath of fresh air.   Thank you Kristine"
  • "Hello Kristine   I have several pieces of your jewelry and love them all.....I just wish you would do more shows in my area......Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.....  "
  • "I have made several purchases from Kristine Riis Designs, some for gifts, and many to keep for myself!   My first purchase was made at an art festival.  My husband had given me free reign to make some purchases as an anniversary gift.  We had looked at several items, but nothing caught my eye until I found Kristine Riis' jewelry.  I was very excited to see a bracelet and then a necklace that I wanted to purchase, finding the designs very well suited to my taste as well as priced appropriately for my budget with good quality stones and materials.  Along with my purchase came the website information.   I found myself on Kristineriis.com to make additional purchases with the anniversary money because my first purchases were so enjoyable!  I was thrilled with the quality, beauty and uniqueness of the jewelry.   At Christmas this year, I went back to Kristine's website to purchase several gifts, including some birthday gifts for my sisters.  I had been planning on doing this since the anniversary purchase, and the generous 30% off allowed me to splurge on everyone, including myself (who just buys for others at Xmas???!!!!).   I am just thrilled with all my purchases from Kristine Riis.  I am impressed with her personal attention to detail on all her unique designs, the quality of the materials she uses, and the reasonable prices charged.    Thank you and keep up the wonderful work!"
  • "I'm an avid fan of Kristine's designs.  My first piece came from the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Since then, I've added to my collection from her online store and from some shops during my travels. Often people will comment on my jewelry, remarking on the unique features and beauty. I love them!"
  • "I have been saving your last email in the hopes Santa would see it and order.  I even showed him my favorite.  But, more than likely I will have to order on my own after Christmas.  Sometimes he is just a little slow on the uptake.  I gave my daughter-in-law one of your sets last year at Christmas. I also bought myself one when you were at the Pink Palace crafts fair.  Love your designs and would like one of each.   "
  • "I own several pieces of your jewelry and enjoy them all.  I especially like the way you combine the "rough" with the "refined" (i.e. pearls and leather).  You've eked out a unique niche in the jewelry world and I'm looking forward to my next purchase! "
  • "Kristine...I have loved your art since the first time I saw some in Atlanta a couple of years ago.  I appreciate your approach of using simple but beautifully scaled stones and pearls to create balanced, unusual pieces.  I have several pieces (which consistently are commented on) and have given several pieces as gifts.   Please continue to take your work to new levels. You have a great eye for what to put together and a delightful, fresh approach with the materials and construction of the pieces.   I am so lucky to have some!"
  • "I first purchased a pair of turquoise earrings when you did a show in Lexington, KY and I believe it was when you were first venturing out into the world of retail sales.  Your professionalism and thought process was amazing!  I have since worn your earrings "out"....having worn them so many times!  They are truly timeless, creative and fun....plus I get LOTS of comments about them!!  I look at your designs now and while the creativity has grown and taken different paths I am constantly amazed at still how timeless everything is...and I love your new lines!!!   I can't wait to purchase more of Kristine Riis designs!!!"
  • "Hi Kristine,   So glad I found you and your jewelry.  I'm an earthy person and your jewelry is a fit for my personality! Your jewelry is eye catching! Someone always "takes notice" when I have it on! I tell them your name and to check out your web site. Love the sweet button bracelets. I especially enjoy wearing the "Truffle" necklace, bracelet and earrings. "
  • "I was so excited when I found a pair of earrings that I had been looking for...they had buttons on the leather hanging down.  However, I mentioned that they were longer than I like and/or wear.  Right there on the spot, the artist took the earrings apart and made the leather string shorter.  They were perfect!!  And Kristine was so very pleasant and kind about it also.  It made my day!"
  • "Hi Kristine,   I bought my first necklace three or four years ago, at the Yellow Daisy Festival.  I go there every year looking for something funky and different.  I stumbled upon your booth and knew I could quit looking.  I think I touched everything in there that day and finally bought a beautiful necklace.  The necklace was a bit long, so you ever-so-gently, tied it in a knot.  This blew my mind, but it worked perfectly.  I love that it's funky and whimsical but not stuffy or too fragile!  This is how I knew your jewelry was for me -and the beads are the color of sea glass, which is one of my favorite things.  Since then I look forward to the festival every year and I can't wait to see which necklace chooses me!   I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl - with an occasional dress thrown in.  No matter what I have on, in any given day, someone always notices my jewelry.  I've never let them take a picture, but I've happily given them your web address!   I hope to see you at the Yellow Daisy again next year.  I'll be shopping the website for myself after Christmas!!   Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your family,  "
  • "Hi Kristine, I have lusted over your designs.  I love the fact that they are casual enough to wear every day, but still can also be "dressed up" with a change of outfit.  I love the organic style and design of your jewelry.  Sadly, I have not been able to afford anything since I am now on a limited income, but I still lust :)  It's always a pleasure to see you at functions and to be able to view this gorgeous jewelry in person.  My best to you and wishes for a happy and successful new year, 2012!"
  • "Beautiful jewelry!  Also, thanks for sharing the picture of the Christmas tree with the homemade ornaments....when I taught, I would have the children make homemade ornaments, and we made the paper hearts."
  • "Kristine, the jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Always admiring it, but never seem to have the extra cash to splurge; maybe in the future when the economy gets better. So until then, I will keep admiring from afar."
  • "I would just like to say that I LOVE Kristine Riis Designs because they easily give any outfit that extra wow-factor, which is what I’m all about. I can't wait to see what she designs next. :)"
  • "I have purchased your jewelry at Christmas Village the past few years.  Although I love your designs, I have never kept it for myself.  It has become a tradition to give a piece or two of your jewelry to my daughter each year at Christmas or her birthday in January.  She loves wearing your unique jewelry and I must say it fits her personality perfectly.  I was happy to see you at Christmas Village again this year and can't wait to see my daughter's reaction to the white coral necklace and earrings she will be receiving.   Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you and your family."
  • "I purchased two necklaces from you --it must be at least 5 years ago--when you were in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for their "art in the park" week-end. When ever I wear them someone always comments about the unique design. I wear them often and they look the same as the day I bought them.  I have "stormy" and not sure of the name of the other, but it has three flat sea shell shapes hanging from a black leather band.   LOVE your things and wish you would once again come to Glen Ellyn. Best of luck on your new direction. "