MMSMP Featured Artisan – Rhicreations, Kingston Ontario
We have a super talented individual to introduce to you today! Everyone, meet Rhian.
She is the owner of Rhicreations in Kingston, Ontario. Rhian has been creating and designing as long as she can remember. As a little girl, she never dreamed or imagined that her artistic endeavors would turn into a profitable full time career. The first things she can remember creating are jewelry and birthday cards and her projects have evolved from there.
What first drew us to Rhian were her beautiful photos on Instagram.
There was a rustic beauty about her work that drew us in and we had to learn more!
Rhian has a passion for sustainability and reducing waste. She makes a conscience effort with each project to only buy what she needs and plan for what she’ll be using. She uses scrap pieces of wood for stir sticks and old t-shirts for rags when applying stains as opposed to brushes.
Rhian shared that her favorite aspect of using our products is the consistency in quality. She knows that our products will work every time she uses them and she is never left questioning whether the results will be what she is aiming for.
Her favorite product is our Hemp Oil.
You can see how our Hemp Oil gives her wood projects life and luster. It’s an idea finish to draw out the natural beauty of dried out wood. (And it’s puppy approved!)
Rhian also loves our Furniture Wax as well. She says it’s her “favorite thing ever” because it goes on like a dream, has great coverage and dries to the touch in great time. She even passes along little bits of it to her clients to use for touch ups!
Rhian says that investing in quality products will yield quality results. Trends come and go but quality work and craftsmanship will never go out of style. (Hear hear!) She also recommends not over-thinking when you’re starting a creative project. Start with something small (a great tip) and let your creativity guide you. We whole-heartedly agree!
Rhian says that being true to yourself and your own sense of style is the best way to go. If you truly love something then it doesn’t matter if it’s on trend or in style at the moment. Rhian’s goal when “rhi”furbishing a piece is to preserve its natural beauty and characteristics as much as possible. She wants her products to stand the test of time, outlive trends and serve as conversation pieces.
When someone chooses one of her products or attends one of her events, she thinks its the ultimate form of flattery. Her heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears go into everything she creates. She also thinks it’s super cool that other people think she’s cool.
We think she’s super cool too!
You can learn more about Rhian and see her beautiful work on her website. She has some MMSMP projects in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you as she finishes. We’re so happy to have introduced you to Rhicreations, and we hope you will join us in supporting our latest MMSMP Featured Artisan.
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