I'm so excited to share with you a lovely space today. Say hi and completely fall in love with the studio that Krista from Rustik Chic has created.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH YOUR BUSINESS?I have always had a love of old and vintage items. Late last summer one of my favorite vintage belts broke. I was so sad because I loved it's soft worn leather and patina. Since I have a hard time throwing anything away I knew I had to upcycle it into something new! After creating a mirror wall piece for my home with most of it, I used the rest of the belt to make me a cuff. I finished it off with some pretty ribbon and instantly fell in love with the contrast of the worn leather and the feminine pretties. My new creative outlet was born! I just kept obsessively making them & making them until the only logical thing to do was to open a new shop! ;)
I have always been inspired by what I see around me...looking at things in a different way and imagining how I would tweak something to bring out the hidden beauty. I am inspired by possibilities.
Shopping antique stores and shows to find vintage lace and jewelry to play with inspires and motivates me to create. I am constantly thinking of new ideas for my cuffs...It's hard to turn my brain off. The inspiration part comes easy for me, it's the finishing up one idea before I jump to the next that I am working on.
HOW DO YOU FIND BALANCE IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL LIFE?
This is definitely a work in progress for me! I am still figuring it out as my business grows. I think time management is the key and this does not come easy for me. I do find that if I take care of my family and home first, then I feel more at peace while creating and ideas and inspiration come easier to me...which makes my work time more productive and my family happier. Some days though, I have to just let it all go and escape to my craft studio. It's my therapy.
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