Hi there! I’m Kristi and I live in Oklahoma and my son is Now 11. 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! My son is the coolest, his favorite band has been The Beatles since he was 6. He is an old soul. We are also Star Wars nerds! I’m a Radiographer and amatuer photographer. I started teaching Health science classes about a year ago and I really enjoy it. I have been beading and selling jewelry for about 8 years now. 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!