Hey there! I’m Kristine and I handcraft every pair that goes out the door! My husband and I have been married for 15 years and have four kids. He works for a local bank; I did as well, but became a stay at home mom when our oldest was born. Then in early 2017, I decided to make some earrings for myself in my “free time”. It was supposed to just be another little craft project but I became HOOKED on making earrings and things escalated quite quickly. I’ve learned a lot in my many months of making earrings and Hooked has grown so much since it started 4 years ago! I use professional grade equipment, the highest quality supplies I can find, and strive for superior quality through a variety of carefully developed and tested techniques.
Integrity is important to me - I’ve always been a rules follower. That is why you won’t see me intentionally bending rules or deliberately copying the work or ideas of others. I like my ideas to feel fresh and my style to be my own because Hooked is my creative outlet and making earrings is my passion.
I enjoy every step, from opening a box of new supplies, through creation and photography, to packing orders up to ship out. I love the confidence a great pair of earrings can give the wearer, the way they’ll jazz up any outfit, and how they add sparkle to a day.
I also love making connections with customers and truly value those relationships. One of my favorite things about the business is all the amazing women I’ve gotten to meet that I never would’ve otherwise - customers as well as small business owners and makers of other things. I have close friends who have since started their own handmade businesses and I adore getting to talk shop and partner up with them. 🤩
All inventory is now here on my website, I ship US orders for free, and also have an easy, contactless local pickup option here in Elkhorn, NE. Prior to 2020, I teamed up with friends to do open houses at least quarterly, with extras added in around the holidays. I’m crossing my fingers that we can safely pick that up again sometime in 2021. Our Open Houses are a blast and I love seeing so many customers in person - I’m blown away by our turnout every single time and feel so honored.
I know there are a lot of choices out there, and my family and I greatly appreciate your support of my small business!
Photo by the very talented Jamie Olsen Photography