I'm K.C. and I would like to welcome you to my little corner of the internet. If you have an idea in mind of the perfect gift for someone special, even if that someone is you, but you can't seem to find it, well you've come to the right place!
In my circle, I am known as the crafty one. The one to go to if you have an idea but can't make it a reality. I love that, and work hard to keep learning new skills, so the options of what I can create continues to grow! As I learn more materials and skills, I have more and more options to create with.
Each material and technique has it's own inherent strengths and weaknesses. So the trick is learning many different ways to create so that you can exploit each different ways strengths to get the best result.
I love to take a raw material from undefined and turn it into a thing to hold. There is something magical about watching your hands create something from nothing more that an idea in your head and your skills. Whether that is a lump of clay becoming a wedding topper for a friends wedding, or a ball or yarn turning into a loved blankie for my nephew. The joy I get in creating these things is the same. I know these items have been loved and enjoyed by my friends and family for years, now I want to spread that joy far and wide.
Take yarn for example, there are two basic categories for creating objects with yarn, knitting and crochet. Knitting produces a smoother fabric, but creating curves on it's surface is tricky. Crochet on the other hand has more texture options and excels with curves. By developing my techniques of each I can choose the best option to create the desired image, or find ways to combine their strengths for a greater whole.
Now, the ornaments I've created are either made out of Air Dry or Polymer clay. Air dry clay offers the ability to create larger objects, like a custom cake topper, but it is a bit fragile in its finished state. Also it needs to be painted to give it color. Polymer clay on the other hand is inherently colorful, but you have to be careful that the colors stay distinct and don't blend where you don't want them to. Polymer clay is best suited to smaller objects, but it is very durable once it is complete. Understanding each clay's strengths and its weaknesses is the knowledge necessary to choose the right material for a given project.
I've always loved to make things, with all kinds of materials, clay, paint or yarn. I most enjoy creating one of a kind pieces. I love the challenge of figuring out the design, and the best way to execute it. I would love to create something just for you. Here you can look at some of my previous creations, to get an idea of what the possibilities are for your custom creation. If you have any questions for a custom craft for you, you can contact me here or send me an email at KCsCustomCrafts@gmail.com or say hello @KCsCustomCrafts