Trunk Shows + Pop Ups!


New in October:

October 17th – Sunday Only

Janice Somerville and Michael Bohdan – a Show of Wonderful and Epic Proportions, in which ceramics take a central role (but which also showcase Janice’s many abilities: jewelry, metal, beading, etc.)

October 23rd and 24th – Saturday and Sunday

Lori and Dan Dudley of Dirt on your Skirt Studio will bring a LOT more of their fun, whimsical, and collectible work; from yarn bowls to reclining mermaids, silly-faced cereal bowls to beautiful fairie lady vases.

Dirt on your Skirt Studio

October 30th and 31st – Saturday and Sunday

Ed Freiheit will bring his Steampunk-inspired jewelry, hats, and nerf/ray guns, and

Nancy Robbins will bring her beautiful illuminated LightBoxes!

Nancy Robbins LightBox

Ed Freiheit of Bug & Mowl

Canvas Hairclip Demo – Thursday July 1 – with painter / jewelry maker Jennifer Christy

Jennifer will show you how she crafts her one of a kind, super cute hairclips using painted

canvasses of her own creation.  Times TBD.  Free.

JC hairclip


Jewelry Trunk Show with Kimberley MorrisSaturday July 24 & Sunday 25th.

Kim has a wonderful, graphic style that’s earned its place in the heart of many collectors thanks to the bright, beautiful colors and shapes she employs.

In the past year she’d been creating a groovy line of graphic felt pillows which you can see at the shop in the pillow tower!

Let’s welcome her back and come collect some more joyful pieces for your Kim Collection. She’s going to be there Saturday and Sunday during regular store hours both days.

In the back of the shop you’ll find a comfy lounge zone; Kim will be back there set up with her work so go back and relax and enjoy her incredible wares.  We’re glad to have her back at MC!


Photo Credit:  Kimberley Morris

Kim new grid image 6.20.21


Former Location:

EVENTS:  Trunk Shows in November:

Friday, March 10  – Selena Dixon painting preview.  Bright spring tones and sprightly, modern geometries make these paintings so perfect for the season and for our mood here at Makers.  Come welcome Selena and her work with a wine and cheese reception from 5- 8 pm.





Saturday, Feb 11 – Kim Morris will be here for a pre-Valentine’s Day Trunk Show, all day. 11 – 5pm.  Treat yourself and a good friend to a fabulously colorful piece of her gorgeous, uniquely graphic handcrafted silver jewelry with shots of bright color!



Sunday, Feb 12 – Valentine’s Fun!  Special guest:  “Venus Fortunes & Counsel on LOVE…Saint Valentine’s Amoure Answers…Charmed Guidance & Fortunes  Foretold” with our amazing goddess of good news, Beverly Ann Moore!  Plus special drinks, drawings, give-aways, balloons, cupcakes, candy….and shopping all the new Valentines’ handmade gifts.



Sign up for Fortune Telling by session:  $10 per reading, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting EARS!

12:20 – 12:40    Taken            12:40 – 1:00    Patricia Wheeler

1:00 – 1:20        Nicole H.        1:20 – 1:40     Nicole?

1:40 – 2:00        Pay Here         2:00 – 2:20    Consuelo R.

2:20 – 2:40        Pay Here        2:40 – 3:00   Pay Here

3:00 – 3:20       Nancy               3:20 – 3:40   Pay Here

3:40 – 4:00       Pay Here


EVENT:  Trunk Show with Savannah Hoffman Designs!  

Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 – 4:00           Retro-Modern Jewelry with a Boho Vibe
SH jewelry skulls
SH leather bracelets
Meet the Maker this Saturday, July 16 at Makers Connect.  She will bring a fabulous abundance of her eclectic and unusual “Victorian Rocker-Meets-Biker-Chic” jewelry!  Come again, you say?  Think of rhinestones and skeletons; tintypes and old leather….ancient Egypt meets the Silver Screen!
SH old necklaces
Felicia has a knack of mixing the old and the new, with an appreciation for history and meaning.  These pieces are super special.  Felicia will even create custom pieces for you.  Grab your friends and check it out- one day only.
Drinks and nibbles will be offered.

We hope you can come and check out our next bead show!

A Lifetime of Jewelry Making Sale(1)


TRUNK SHOW!  Saturday, December 12 –  All Day
Kim Morris, Traci Hutton and Reid Barnhart!
We saved the best for last!  These three friends are super people and amazing artisans.  They represent the kind of work that we love to show at Makers.  Come enjoy the holiday spirit with complimentary snacks and day drinks, and check out the most extraordinary handmade goods for your holiday gift giving…. or for yourself.
kim scarf pic
kim scarf 3


Saturday, November 14 from 12 :00- 5:00   *Diane Yang:  Amazing Jewelry Destash Sales Event!*  One day Only!

Don’t miss this all-day event at Makers Connect.  Beads, findings, and more will be on offer at half of wholesale by national jewelry designer Diane Yang.  She’s bringing it all over to our store and we’re offering it to you. She will be on hand taking checks, cash, and charges of $20.00 or over.  Please bring a crafty friend!

A small sampling of the beads:

diane yang necks
diane yang earrings


 Makers Connect will be at  GOOD LOCAL MARKETS!

                      For Six Weekends from October 3 – Dec 13!

Good Local Markets (formerly White Rock Local Markets) has generously invited us to set up a tent in the the midst of their beautiful market for the next few months through the Christmas Holiday market season!  Each time we’ll have a different group of vendors sharing the tent with their tables piled high with amazing handcrafted goodness!

  • October 3, October 17  Lakeside location*, 8:00 – 1:00  Great Day!
  • November 7,   Lakeside location*, 8:00 – 1:00
  • November 21 –  Lakeside location*, 8:00 – 1:00
  • December 5 – Lakeside Location*, 8:00 – 1:00
  • Sunday, December 13 –  Holiday Market at Vickery Meadows location, 10:00 – 3:00  (located at 5803 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 75231)


    *Lakeside Baptist is located on the south side of Garland Road, less than a mile west of Buckner Boulevard.  Lakeside Market is at  Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Rd,  Dallas, TX 75218

    Ample parking is available in the lot next to the tent city. (Please do not park in the neighborhood, thanks!)


Saturday, August 1: Brianna Cooke had an amazing book singing here!

brianna book event


Saturday, November 22:  Come have a glass of bubbly and nibbles and check out Patti Haskins and Maria Donaldsons’ new works!

trunk show ad square me and maria


Witness the Wonder of Color!   Trunk show November 8

Linda Nickerson and Susan Morgan bring their mutual sensibilities to their wonderfully colorful works;  Susan in quilting and Linda in glass painted ornaments.

We’ll host them both in house on Saturday, November 8 from 11:00 am till 5:00 pm.

Susan Morgan and Linda Nickerson collage

Susan Morgan (SEM Custom Designs) states that her work is aimed at promoting literacy, starting at the earliest age and in the most comfortable place… in the home.  “When one can associate warmth and love with reading, children will develop a fondness for this very basic life skill that will bring them great joy and success in the years to come.”   Snuggly readers are happy readers!

Linda Nickerson is a painter with a modern bent.  She has found a great way to apply her style to create fun and functional holiday art.  You have to see her ornaments to fully appreciate the play of bright colors that blend *inside* the blown glass balls.
Whimsical and delightful and utterly collectible!_____________________________________________________________________

Soft and Adorable meet Shiny and Street Smart!     Trunk show  November 22

Patti Haskins and Syd Justice (Maria Donaldson).  Crochet and sewn critters meets mixed metals in one fabulous day!

Says Patti about herself and her work, “I’m a self-taught artist and my work reflects my love of animals and my goofy sense of humor. Whether crocheted, sewn, painted, or computer generated, chances are the subject matter I portray will be animal. Most likely, cat or dog.” 

patti cats
patty squirrel


Maria has a slightly different approach with her jewelry.  “The Syd Justice line is a hip and modern look that blends style elements of rock, jazz, rockabilly, and motorcycling with a sense of Native American. The cuffs are hand crafted and cut using only the finest leather, American made silver conchos, exotic skins of cobra, python and stingray. Each piece is designed to be distinctive, bold, unique and one of a kind. By using each of those elements, I have created a style that is uniquely Americana”

syd brac3





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