Today's blog interview is with the amazing Nikki Mannen of Kniffty Knits.
My name is Nikki McGinnis and I am from North Carolina. I began making jewelry in a jewelry class my junior year in high school. I started my business the next year. Over the years I found out that it is hard work to make this a full time business. For every situation, I had to pray and turn it over to God. When we go through these types of problems, we just need to stop and pray. When things get tough my husband, and family really give me encouragement. My friends have always been there for me too. Young girls today need a good support structure because of all the peer pressure and beauty images that they face. A piece of jewelry they make can tell everyone, "I'm me and I'm not going to be in the same mold." All young girls need to take a step back and evaluate their life and see that if their friends aren't there to encourage them and be supportive, then they aren't a true friend. Looking back at my life then compared to today, I would have told myself to not give up so easily.
You can check Nikki's work out by going to her etsy shop knittstergirl426, or her facebook page kniffty knitts. If you are in the the Charlotte, NC area, you can check out her work in person at Mack and Mack of Charlotte.