Hi there! I’m Kristi and I live in Oklahoma with my little cutie pie who just turned seven. Mahala is my 3rd great-grandmothers name, which I use for my jewelry. It means “Woman or Marrow” I love that they are interchangable in the Cherokee language! We just started a rock and fossil collection for my son, so he’ll probably be a rock nerd like his Mommy! I’m a Radiographer and amatuer photographer. I started beading about 3 years ago and I love it! I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner, I’ve always been a jewelry girl and rock nerd! I love orange! My fav stones are sessparite garnet, andalusite( not the chiastolite variety), and padparadsha sapphire, though I can’t afford to work with the latter!