Hi, please introduce yourself and your business.
Hello! We are K&T! We are a mother/daughter duo that began creating gemstone bracelets in December 2018! We have since expanded to include keychains, children’s necklaces and several other items made with silicone beads.
Why did you start crafting business and how does your passion still drive your business today?We started making bracelets as a way for us to come together, spend time together and develop a better relationship!
At what point did you realize this is what you wanted to pursue and that the potential to make a living from it was there; or was there a turning point that made you want to switch this from a hobby to a business?
We had started out simply making gifts for family, friends, teachers and coaches but we quickly had way too many bracelets to even give away! We began selling them to recover some of the cost and things took off from there.
What brought you to selling your products with Handmade Saskatchewan?
We had participated in a few trade shows and quickly learned that it wasn’t for us. We had been closely watching Handmade Saskatchewan grow and seeing a strong community develop and had a strong desire to be part of it.
What would you say the benefits of having a store selling your products is over going to the trade shows?
Having our items in the store has allowed us to find a balance to sell our products but still have the time to spend with our family.
What do you attribute your success to?We have the best customers! They continue to push us to create bigger and better things. We thrive off of custom orders and special requests.
If you could speak face to face with yourself when you first started, what pearls of wisdom would you impart?
Every successful business takes risks. Don’t be scared of the “what if’s” and have as much faith in yourself as your customers do.
Was there a huge "what if" that became a particularly difficult hurdle for you to overcome?
There wasn’t a particular what-if, mostly just fear of putting ourselves out there.
What new products have you been working on? Any you would like to highlight?We continue to expand our silicone keychains and children’s jewelry line! Our children’s necklaces are safe and so much fun!
How has the pandemic affected your business?
As an essential worker, we decided to really take a step away from creating during the pandemic. Understanding that there pressures (financial and social) that many families faced we chose to take a step back.
Thank you for your time!You can contact K&T Made 4 U at the social media links below.