Our makers are from all walks of life. Many of them have ‘day jobs’ otherwise referred to as ‘what I have to do so I can make my art’ and other not-as-nice phrases. But the main thing is that they are almost exclusively living in the DFW area, and as such are about as ‘local’ as you can get.
Most of them do have websites, Etsy pages, and /or Facebook sites. So without further ado, I will be happy to list them here along with active linking to their own sites:
Abby Chesney / Eye on the Sparrow Designs /- Recycled guitar string jewelry that benefits the Carter Albright Foundation for musical children.
Amy Orchard – Upcycled crafts; bedspring wreaths and crosses, tin can hairclips, etc.
Amy Marks – “Funky Finials”: upcycling beautiful old salt and pepper shakers into unique lamp finials.
Annette Brown – Organic stoneware pottery; mugs, buttons, and vases
Andrew Hamilton – Wood pens from baseball bats, church pews, and whiskey caskets
Angela Mosera – Steampunk-inspired jewelry crafted with watch parts, resin, and more.
Andrea Smith – Beaded jewelry, tiny beaded trees bonsai trees on geodes, and more
Audrey Legatowicz – Woven handbags, printed scarves, “baby boomer” necklaces
Beverly Ann Moore – Whimsically illustrated cards and adorned good-luck candles
Bob Hamilton – Upcycled found parts reborn as lamps
Brian Johnson – BDJ Craftworks. Wooden trays, vases, and frames
Bug and Mowl – Ed Freiheit – Steampunk-inspired jewelry, hats, and goggles
Celina Bell Santos – Hilariously sharp, funny greeting cards
Christopher Whalen – Macro Photography of insects; signed and matted using high quality archival matts and papers.
Cindy Bagwell – Sculptural mixed metal and gemstone beaded earrings & necklaces
Dylan & Co. Candles – Soy candles by Shelley Travell
Elaine Jay – Modern jewelry crafted from silver, copper, and enamel.
Erin Dunbar aka The Velvet Leopard – incredible bath bombs
Eryn Rosenbaum aka Earrings by Eryn – lovely, feminine jewelry in silver and gold fill using fine quality semiprecious gemstones and gembeads.
Gaston Made – Upcycled modern wood coasters and airplant holders.
GLO Candles by Gail Laszlo – soy candles with great fragrance throw
Janice Somerville – Whimsical Clay and Hardware heads, robots, and jewelry with humor and a nod to the Jetson’s and futurama.
Jane Corley – Hilarious coasters and one of a kind greeting cards
Karen Kaufman – whimsical small birthday animals and zippered pouches
Karen Williamson – Broken pottery belt buckles
Kathleen Care – Modern, minimal silver and gold plated earrings
Katrina Rasmussen – K M Rasmussen Fine Art. Mixed media painting prints of iconic Dallas scenes as well as themes dear to Katrina’s heart.
Kate Roberts / Retrofit arts – Iconic tiles and coasters
Katherine Baronet – Painted cards in whimsical themes
Kelli Davis / Deborah Lane Quilting – Sewn gift card wallets and checkbook covers
Kelley Cheek – One of a kind silk-velvet dyed and printed cards; notebooks, and silk throw pillows
Kelley Vaughan aka Blue Flame Studios ceramics – Jars, small vessels, and hanging sculpture that hold air plants; often featuring crystals or stones and of a Japanese bent.
Kessler Craftsman aka Larry Pile – Fused glass plates, bowls, tiles, vases, and jewelry
Kimberley Morris Jewelry– Modern jewelry featuring hand drawn graphics on mixed metals (silver, copper) with intricate cold connections
Kris Hundt aka Damn Ass Funny – Photography, glass cab necklaces, and politically left leaning stickers, as well as keychains and magnets.
Kristen Druckenbrodt – Photography realized as custom pet portraiture; tote bags, pillows and mugs
Kurt Whitebread – Woven keychains using a variety of beautiful knot-tying techniques and colorful, high quality materials.
Leah Michaels – aka Charmed by Wootz. Adorable jewelry, hair clips, and more.
Letter Lounge aka Shelley and Mike Clem. Old books are given new life when they employ their magic!
Lisa Payne – Knitted and Dyed scarfs & hats; one of a kind jewelry creations
Local Notions – Robin Steinshnider – Screen printed Dallas and White Rock themed t-shirts & bags
Lottie Minick – Whimsical steel and fused glass earrings, displays, and ‘Lottie Pops!’
Lynda Sparks – Copper and gemstone cuffs, rings, and necklaces
Marilyn May – Texas shaped tiles/coasters crafted from upcycled terrazzo which has bits of beer, wine, and other bottle glass incorporated.
Monica Gerlach – Funky pottery; mugs, jugs, trays, and fairie gardens.
Nataliya Spanko – Lovely silver and gemstone earrings and necklaces
Out of our Minds – Cheeky oven mitts and aprons featuring hunky boyz and girly girlz
Patricia Dillingham – “Tiny Wall Art” – metalic textured & painted electrical outlet covers
Patti Haskins / Critter Central – Catnip filled snakes and bugs. The best.
Patty Marshall – Art glass jewelry, hair clips, and wine bottle stoppers
Pita Moreno – Simple silver and brass jewelry using natural stones
Raven Gosney – Sputnik wired earrings with glass and semi-precious stone beads
Reid Barnhart aka “By Barnhart” – One of a kind hats and jackets utilizing fabulous vintage textiles
Rick Van Dyke Studio / Fireseed Studio – Funky colorful pottery with plants in mind
Robin Ayers – One of kind old timepiece necklaces with tiny collaged worlds inside
Sarah Ronshausen / Pineapple Tie Dye Co. – Tie Dyed T shirts
Scout & Lilly / Kathleen Turner – Small leather goods, screen prints, and more
Shauna Young – Rare Earth Designs. Silver and cut stone jewelry
Sheila Jakubik / Happy Calaveras – Pillows and aprons featuring sugar skulls, Frida Kahlo, and Day of the Dead themes.
Soap Girl – Rebecca and David Day . Soap, facial masks, and much more
Sud’n’Bomb – Anthony Gonzales. Bath bomb/salt kits.
Suzanne Wojtkowiak – Potato and roll warming bags
Susie Denardo – Antique Dreamz – Whimsically printed hand mirrors
Susan Tinkler O’Neal – Silver and turquoise rings and bracelets; beaded necklaces, and bullet earrings and necklaces
Syd Justice Designs/Maria Donaldson. Organic mixed metal bangles, cuffs, and rings
T.C. Hensel – Industrial, avant-garde metal bowls, boxes, and bracelets
Tom Sale aka Pinky Diablo – Humorous framed watercolors
Tricia Wheeler – Illustrated art cards
Trisha Hicks aka Mehtah Designs – Organic jewelry from silver, brass and copper
Zunlan Designs – Hand sewn and painted purses, totes, makeup bags, and colorful coasters.