Category Archives: DHA

Monday Member Spotlight: Meghan Throckmorton of Rakun

Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? My dad started his own business when he was 16, and my mom is an artist so crafty entrepreneurship is in my blood.  My sister and I used to beg my dad to drive us to the city market at 4 am so [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Melissa May of Incroyables by Melissa May

Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? I create handmade hair accessories, using materials and techniques that are used in crafts I enjoy.  My background is in fashion design, so my first few years after coming back to Denver after college, I was focused on doing shows and creating clothing, but was having [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]

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: Ellen Daehnick of Helliemae’s Handcrafted Caramels

    Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? Helliemae’s makes dark intense caramels by hand, in small batches. Right at the intersection of food and craft, we package them in hand-stamped recyclable kraft boxes. Why start Helliemae’s? Well, like just about everyone else with a pulse and access to [...]

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