Monthly Archives: November 2012

Monday Member Spotlight: Dana Bish of Finders Keepers Wear

    Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? I am a fashion designer specializing in women’s apparel. Even at a young age, I  always wanted to design clothing. I began sewing my own clothing in high school and from there a few things for friends. I began having trunk [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Jessica Robin Thomas of Crow Jane Jewelry

  Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? I am a jewelry maker and lover of all things sustainable, local and hand crafted.  My business, Crow Jane Jewelry, features jewelry pieces inspired by the dichotomy between nature and industry and by the shapes of ancient cultures.  I use hardware pieces [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Donna Cook of Mountain Mist Jewelry

   Please describe your craft business. I make jewelry-gemstone, Swarovski, foil glass, hand knotted pearls.     What was your impulse for starting it? I was watching the TV show Beads Baubles and Jewels and said, “I could do that!”   What do you consider to be the most important personality trait of an entrepreneur? [...]

SWEET letterpress and design Kickstarter

Elizabeth and Matthew Winheld are asking backers of their Kickstarter campaign to “help keep meaningful communication alive.”  Their company, SWEET letterpress and design is based in Boulder where they use a 120 year old press to carefully craft beautiful letterpress cards, business products, and wedding invitations.  They are working on launching a new line of [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Michelle Mach

 Please describe your craft business.  What was your impulse for starting it? My shop carries an eclectic mix of products: notecards, jewelry, and small gift items (ornaments, key chains, magnets).  Many items feature words or imagery that relate to teachers, writers, librarians, editors, or readers.  I’ve worked as a librarian, writer, and editor, so the [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Erin DeLargy of Hot Pink and Sequins

       Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? I love making art. I was in school to be an art therapist several years ago, and realized that I actually wanted to be an artist full time and work for myself.  I left grad school with a year to [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Tom Sarmo of Cranky Bird Studio

Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? I was an illustrator for many years, and that morphed into the Cranky Bird Studio business as it is today: I hand-make, one-of-a-kind works using a wide variety of media. There was no impulse to begin the business–I gradually drifted into it as [...]

DIBS Passport to Local Holiday Shopping

If you haven’t heard of Denver Independent Boutiques, we’ve found the perfect excuse to check out this group of indie businesses on Saturday, November 24!  DIBS is celebrating their first anniversary with the Second Annual Small Business Saturday Boutique Crawl.  Participating shops will have snacks, crafts, movies, music, and lots of amazing locally made wares. [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Nicki Green of Believe Skin Care Pub Suds

  Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? As a child my mother was always crafty.  It nurtured her creative side and was also a necessity as we were a low income family in upstate New York. As an adult I moved to Colorado and my mother followed (a perk [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Becky Hensley of Denver Craft Ninjas

Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? Denver Craft Ninjas host monthly craft oriented meet-ups for ladies (and lady-friendly gents)! We’re about building a community of like-minded people, staying true to the D.I.Y. spirit of play and experimentation, and sharing drinks and laughs while learning something new. Join us for [...]

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