Hi there! I'm Vic, the founder and owner of Vic-Knacks. I carefully handcraft each product in my store, primarily using macramé cord and wooden beads.
The idea for Vic-Knacks began when I was living in a small studio apartment in Columbus, Ohio, with my partner, Nick. My passion for houseplants began to outgrow our single, tiny window sill, so I began knotting macramé plant hangers. The plant hangers started out as simple designs but became more intricate as I learned new knots and began adding wooden beads.
Branching out from plant hangers, I continue to use these mediums to create an assortment of home goods, décor, and accessories for others who share the same natural aesthetic. Vic-Knacks started because I wanted to brighten and simplify my space, and I hope my products can do the same for you.
Giving back has also been a goal of mine from the beginning. I am a member of True Crime Creatives, an artisan group focused on giving back to the community. In 2020, other members and I donated a portion of our proceeds to organizations including End the Backlog, The Trevor Project, and National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, to name a few.
I also help my local community as a Data Manager for a Columbus non-profit. Although I enjoy my day job, my passion is working with my hands to create and I have dreams to someday make Vic-Knacks my full-time job. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, hiking, traveling (pre-COVID-19), and listening to podcasts.