Meet The Face Behind

MADE BY LEE

A BRIKA maker story

Krystal McKay

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“I believe it's better to be someone's shot of whiskey than everyone's cup of tea.”

“I love it when it rains! Rainy days spark my creativity.”


“Stay humble. Hustle hard.”


“I love it when it rains! Rainy days spark my creativity.”


Ever since Krystal McKay was big enough to make a mess, she's been painting, drawing, singing and dancing her way through life. Each unique piece in her handwoven collection is made of glass and precious metal Miyuki beads and 100% Silk thread.



Why is making handmade goods important to you?
I'm proud to be able to create something unique for someone. I feel like less and less we are making things and it's important to me that people don't forget that they too can be creators. When you're buying something handmade you're directly supporting skills and talents that all too often are taken for granted.

Walk me through your production/design process.
Usually I find myself day dreaming about designs. Once I have a shape in mind, I break out my colored pencils and graph paper. When I'm working away, I'll play around with color palettes and different geometric patterns until I find the perfect balance. Then I peruse my ever growing collection of beads to confirm my color palette isn't just pretty on paper. 

I'm a fan of...
Cathy Terepocki is definitely a cool cat I'd like to know; I just love her prints, total design crush!

“Adventuring, family + friends, and coffee make me the happiest. ”
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