The "Koreena" in "Koreena's Creations" comes from the name of a character I have used for RPGs. My husband and I play Guild Wars 2 together a lot and I have won/placed/honorably mentioned in 9 Guild Wars art contests.
Koreena's Creations is a home based craft business located in the United States.
Katrina C. is a hobby artist in Marietta, GA, USA. She is in her 40's and is a full time stay at home mom to two children and wife of nearly 20 years to an understanding husband. Born in northern Alberta, Canada she grew up helping at her famiy used book store and learned about many craft types while helping out. She developed a love of making things on her own and would sometimes sell her Book Bug homemade bookmarks to help fund buying materials to make a balsa wood miniature house. As she grew older she became interested in testing new skills at home, school, and even at her grandparents farm, trying to find what interested her the most. In 2002 she moved to Georgia to start her new family, bringing her skills and a few suitcases.
Katrina grew up with a family of crafters and has continued that with fostering a love of creating with her children. Her sewing skills have resulted in an army of handmade plushies and excitement for one of a kind Halloween costumes. She delights on being able to use her skills to stretch her family budget and still getting to enjoy a comfortably furnished and decorated home life.
When not looking after her family or creating crafts for others to enjoy, she enjoys spending her time playing Guild Wars 2, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and lately going for walks or exercising with her husband.
"My favorite craft to make are my polymer clay dragon figurines. Each one is hand made so no two will ever be the same. All my dragons have aluminum foil armatures in the belly and neck to ensure they cure properly during baking. Most of my items are created for decorative use only and are not meant for to be used as toys. The plushies may contain small parts which could come loose with very rough handling so are meant as decorative items and are not for small children.
All of my items are created in a smoke and pet free home. My deviantART can be found at http://koreena.deviantart.com/gallery/ If you are interested in purchasing an item found in my gallery that is not currently found in my Etsy store please feel free to contact me. I will sometimes sell the original piece or if I no longer have it I can attempt a reproduction for you."
The silver and gold metal findings in Koreena's Creations jewelry are plated and are lead free. Silver plate can tarnish with age but can be cleaned up with gentle methods. Excessive rubbing with cleaning cloths and certain chemicals can wear away at silver plate so prevention is the best step: store them in low moisture environments (like zipped plastic bags) when not in use to keep them shiny longer.
Koreena's Creations plushies are for decorative use and are not meant for small children or infants as they may have small parts that could come off with rough handling. Care is always taken to make plushies secure but little kids can gnaw like beavers. Plushies are not recommended as machine washable; if needed please surface spot clean only with gentle methods.
The polymer clay figurines are one of a kind creations; though some may be similar in design due to their handcrafted nature they will never be truly identical. Each figurine is made with coloured polymer clay, there is no painting used other than clear glazes.