Inside the Branson Mill Craft Village you will find a long booth with so many wonderful items you might not even notice the two folks sitting behind the machines!
Nika and Jim Nelson have operated Nika’s Kustom Kreations from the Branson Mill for the past several years.
I began Nika’s Kustom Kreations in 2010 after being in healthcare 30 years,” said Nika Nelson. “My husband had lost his prior wife to cancer. They had done crafting many years. I had sewn since I was a child and also enjoyed designing, I began machine embroidery with an experienced mentor and have since taken digitizing classes.”
They specialize in embroidered items such as ball caps and t-shirts. They also create beautiful custom signs from wood and metal. You will often find Jim sitting behind one of his cutting machines creating a tribute to the military or public service members.
“Designing is a huge part of every aspect of Nika’s Kustom Kreations: Laser engraving, custom signs, embroidery, heat press, vinyl, rhinestones,” said Nika. “However, many of the graphics used with wood carving and designs for embroidery can be interchanged with a little artistry and the help of special software.”
Nika’s eye for detail allows her to embroider intricate patterns to make items extra special.
“I especially enjoy “blinging it up” with multidecorational design using heat press designs, embroidery, and rhinestones or glitter,” said Nika.
Nika’s Kustom Kreations also has a wide array of Branson merchandise that make the perfect souvenirs.
When you stop by Nika’s Kustom Kreations, you will probably find them hard at work, but say hello!
They would love to visit with you anytime you are at the Branson Mill Craft Village.