My name is Katie Smallmon. Am the founder and creator of KLAYY Collection.
I am a 37 year old wife and mother of two beautiful teenagers. I am a hairstylist of 18 years and a Makeup Artist who won People’s Choice Australian Makeup Artist of the year in 2018.
Making people look and feel beautiful is kinda my thing!
I am so incredibly passionate about helping people look and feel their best I have dedicated my whole career to it! I believe that there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone glow from within…like truely glow! A new haircut or colour, a full face of makeup, or putting on that incredible shade of lipstick that you have always wanted to rock, but never had the confidence to, that, right there, is what drives me!!
So of course, during the last few years, as you can imagine, things in the hair and makeup department basically came to a stop. No one was going out, there were no brides to make gorgeous and everyone was at home sporting their favourite pair of tracky dacks and keeping themselves and their loved ones safe…me included!
My two beautiful children were too, stuck at home learning to homeschool on their laptops, and all the challenges that come with that, in itself was an experience! I too, had a hard time not doing what I loved so much, not having something to sink my creativeness into, so I decided to bring out some of my old polymer clay and have a play at the dinner table where the kids were learning and typing away!
A lot of my creative and Special Effects Makeup skills require the use of clay and modelling and sculpting materials for prosthetics, so in a way I had a head start in the way of sculpting. It wasn’t until my kids actually said I should start making jewellery that the penny dropped and I gave it a go. After all, I had nothing to lose and plenty of time on my hands!
I think my first set of earrings my husband bought 😆 I’m convinced it was out of sympathy because looking back they were the ugliest things I had ever seen, if you seen them on the floor under a rug you would call for the kids to get the fly whacker or the nearest thong because they were that horrendous! 🤣🤣 but I keep practicing and got better everyday!
My earrings are now stocked in boutiques all over Australia and with your support my little business continues to grow!
KLAYY Collection is my new found passion, it symbolises self love, expression, sophistication, pizazz and glamour all in one, and if I can make just one person feel a million dollars wearing my earrings, than that’s my job done!!!
Welcome to KLAYY Collection