Kory Helgens is the owner of Spring Run Design based out of Marion, Iowa which creates handcrafted woodworking pieces and is also a outdoor lifestyle apparel brand. The creation of Spring Run Designs is a unique story centered around two actual storms, one which began Kory's woodworking career, and another bolt of lightning which could have ended his life but instead launched a part of the business.
Kristin Vaughn is the owner of Hillside Studio in Ely, Iowa which makes handcrafted jewelry and other accessories to brighten the world. Kristin offers us a look at building her company, her thoughts on starting with an Etsy store, details on the monthly stud club, being featured on a Joanne Fabric video during a retreat, why you should start creating right now, and building her own makers community.
McKenna McCaw is the creator of Neat and Navy Blue Candle Studio, featuring handcrafted candles, soaps, lotions, diffusers and other products that not only smell amazing, but look just as good. McKenna joins us from Marengo, Iowa just outside of Iowa City.