Meet Staci Egan. This instructor and designer was looking for a creative way to feed her soul - she found it with jewelry. Since starting Contempo Jewelry in 1999, Staci has been featured in a variety of publications and loves working with imperfections because they give each piece of jewelry a unique character. Read on to learn more about this freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry … [Read more...] about Meet the Maker: Staci Egan
Darice loves #indieretail and we are thrilled to support Independent Retailer Month every July. This month is designed to encourage shoppers to support local businesses and to help celebrate indie retailers. Consumers who shop local will help create more sustainable towns and communities. There are so many great reasons to celebrate independent retailers! What Is Independent Retailer Month … [Read more...] about July is Independent Retailer Month!
Studio How-to is an up and coming shop that not only has your crafting needs covered but also teaches you how to craft! Sarah Nemeck opened her shop: Studio How-to in Cleveland Heights in 2017. Described as a modern shop for knitters and stitchers, her shop is all about fiber crafts and teaching you how to make them. Her mission is to help people find their passion and creativity and the joy of … [Read more...] about Independent Business Spotlight: Studio How-To
Last month I had the pleasure of attending a long-running craft store here in Austin, Texas. The Renegade Craft Fair has been going strong for over 10+ years in cities all over the US and world. It’s a great place to sell your craft, talk with others in the maker community, and see up and coming trends before they hit your favorite store. Makers are at the pulse of the trends and always right … [Read more...] about Austin Renegade Craft Fair 2019 Trends
It's a known fact that humans are too wasteful. Luckily, thifting and repurposing are beginning to emerge as a hot trend and favorite past time again. Everyday is a great opportunity to use recycled and thrifted items to craft with. Exercise your creativity while being resourceful with these fun crafty upcycling ideas! Here are 20 DIY upcycling ideas: Upcycled Window Chalkboard Use black … [Read more...] about 20 Fun & Crafty Upcycling Ideas
Meet Angie Geyer. This crafty mom of three had no intention of starting her own maker business, but once the order requests kept rolling in, she knew she had something special. Angie is now the proud owner of her successful custom-made home decor business, Little Rustic Home. Read on to learn more about her unique journey of becoming a successful maker. Introduce us to you: who you are, where … [Read more...] about Meet the Maker: Angie Geyer