Kristen Williams – Kristen Turning Heads Crochet

by Terry Watson | September 15th, 2020
Kristen Williams

Kristen Williams

When it comes to art and creativity, there is no right or wrong way to do it. What may be appealing to some might cause others to look the other way. Art provides everyone the ability to different, and under no certain circumstances. That is the true meaning of the beauty of art.

Kristen Williams of Nashville Tennessee has built her business, Kristen Head Turning Crochet, on an art-based platform, that is infused with love and discipline. She is the oldest of three siblings, and a proud auntie. When not managing the ins and outs of her business, works full time as a direct support professional, specializing in working with elderly people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“I’m a hardworking, dedicated woman who takes pride in everything that I do “I’m a very creative person. Furthermore, I am crochet artist who takes crocheting to a whole different level, by providing quality goods that make a statement while helping you to stand out with confidence,” she says.

So how did her journey begin? Kristen shares that she learned to Crochet in 2010 after watching Youtube videos. “I was tired of wearing plain hoop earrings. and wanted something different, something bold and profound but in a positive way,” she says. She began very small but has now evolved to making handmade crochet accessories such as earrings, necklaces, hats scarfs, and wearables (crop tops, swimwear, dresses, newborn outfits), home decor, and more.

Kristen shares that many people look at crochet and say “yeah, my grandma crochets”. She wants to defy this notion and educate her prospective clients at the same time. “This is not your Grandma’s crochet. Crochet is more than sweaters, socks, and a blanket. You can make so many things and the possibilities are endless. There is a myth that you can’t make any money from crocheting, but that’s absolutely wrong. There are many crochet designers who are making six figures and more,” she says.

Though Kristen Head Turning Crochet is a thriving business for Kristen, she shares that crochet is so much more than a business for her. “It gives me so much joy, but on the other hand, it’s a stress reliever that helps with my anxiety. What I appreciate the most about crochet, is that it allows me to bring my creativity to life,” she says.

For Kristen, she relies on the support of her customers. That support system has been in development for quite a while and is one that has pushed her beyond her limits. “I love my customers because they believe in me and trust my vision. I love the excitement and confidence my pieces bring to my customers,” she says.

When times are tough and life seems a bit unpredictable, Kristen has always been able to depend on her family to her keep going. Things can be difficult at times. I am faced with the challenges of time management and running a full-fledged business, while working a full-time job. It is because of the support of my family and customers, that I am able to sustain my creativity and deliver,” she says.

The opportunities are endless with Crochet. Learning how to make a living from your craft can be challenging. Kristen offers some advice to those who may travel down the path she has taken. “Don’t give up. It took me ten years before my business began to thrive. I endured so many losses in beginning and I gave out a lot of free items. You must believe in yourself and your products and be confident and pray for your business. Another good idea would be to hire a business coach. Most importantly, keep yourself healthy, because health is wealth,” she says.

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