About Us Creative Collective Fort Worth is a collective of local artisans, craftsmen and vintage "pickers" who want to share their wares in a micro boutique setting. Our motto is Re-purposed, Up-cycled, and Unique Handmade Items! Stop by and experience buying directly from local makers, creators and collectors.
Featured Vendors & Items // Our vendors hail from all around the DFW metroplex, each featuring their own distinctive style. Interested in joining us? Send us a message at the Contact Me page
The Honey Badgers
“Button Crazy” by Frederica Braidfoot
Rita Ann Designs
I am a US Army Veteran and retired from the US Railroad Retirement Board.
I have loved making jewelry since a child, starting with pop beads and then as a young Mother, making plastic jewel button covers for my daughters.
Later in the years, I discovered beads and gemstones. I taught myself how to design jewelry and made it for myself. One day a friend liked the necklace I was wearing so much she bought it right off my neck! She told me I should start selling my designs, so I did!
Jewelry designing is my first love, I also sew and knit.
Handcrafted by Juli
Glasswish by Janet Swisher
Creations by Carol
Grammy’s Glam Crafty Creations
Red Dog Barkery
Mindi Morrow is the owner of a small handmade pet accessories business, Red Dog Barkery. She recently escaped her 8-5 job and is actively pursuing a life as a handmade business owner. Read about her journey and business on her blog where she frequently posts on her life and the many friends she meets along the way. She currently lives in Fort Worth, TX with her husband and two lovely rescues, Red and Tex.
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Martha Brooks “Broken for You” Mosaics
Martha Brooks is a self taught mosaic artist learning mostly through books, group gatherings, and creative trial and error. Gathering chips from garage sales and thrift stores, she began her creative journey and became known as the “cracked pot” lady. Martha loves her work and feels blessed to “put energy back into the universe”.
A Jewell Design
We design and hand create barrettes, hair clips, brooches, hat bands, and handbags. Each piece is numbered and is a true one of a kind piece. All of our designs are from full pelts, not separate feathers glued and bound together. This process allows each design to remain true in its natural beauty and makes each piece distinctively unique. We want you to own a one of a kind piece that will make you stand out in any crowd ~ Alison Cafourek, Owner of Upland Chic, Genuine Feather Accessories
I am an artist and teacher in Fort worth Texas. I work in several media. I received my BFA in studio art in 1982. I have been creating jewelry for about six years. I also work in clay, watercolor, tooled metal, paper, and glass. I create objects in 2-d and 3-d. I make wearable pieces like jewelry as well as frameable mixed-media works such as paintings, metal relief plaques, drawings, collage and watercolor paintings. Recently, I have included some of my antiqued metal relief crosses and sacred hearts. The hearts are inspired by Latin American folk religion. The crosses represent my faith and my overall love of time-honored symbols.
Artist Sheryl Goerke creates original, one of a kind 3D mixed media mosaic works of art utilizing premium vintage collectibles, fine china and glass and long-forgotten treasures to “recycle, re-purpose and re-imagine” them into beautiful mosaic creations. She utilizes old school mosaic methods, with tight grout lines, small pieces and lots and lots of detail. She welcomes custom orders!
Altered States by STS
In 2008 I took a trip to Kenya with my son, Zane Wilemon’s non-profit organization, Comfort the Children International. (www.ctcinternational.org) Upon my return, I took a class on Fused Glass at my friend’s, Buffy Hall’s studio and learned a new medium of art. I have always loved creating with my hands whether it be sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. I wanted to be able to give back to the people in Kenya, so decided to continue making jewelry as an ongoing fund raiser for CTC. In the process, I have learned to work with wire and beading and it seems there is no limit to what I am able to design. I love creating with all the colors of glass beads & wire while being able to use my college background in Fashion & Design.
Angela Estrada – The Jilted Quilt
Textiles have always been a warm and fuzzy for me. I have been a borderline vintage textile hoarder since I took home economics in High School. There isn’t a decade of fabric that I can’t find something that inspires me.
I started quilting in 2007 after my father died. I was feeling sad because my son had experienced his first heartbreak and I had nothing that belonged to my father that was heirloom quality to give my son.
A few months prior to my father’s death, we lost our family home to a fire. I couldn’t stop thinking about all of the quilts made by my narcoleptic 80 year Aunt Claudine. She was a rockstar quilter. One minute she was quilting the next she was napping with needle in hand.
I am going to be honest….some of our family quilts were ugly. It didn’t matter because they were part of our family history. Aunt Claudine’s were NEVER ugly…she knew the color wheel.
I am allergic to traditional quilting. Piecing makes my mental gears jam.
To save myself from piecing, I searched for unfinished jilted quilt tops at every yard sale and thrift store I could find. It disturbed me that anyone could sell the quilt top their grandmother made them. It became my guilty pleasure until my husband had the NERVE to ask me…..”What exactly are you going to do with these?”
The women at the quilt shop where I took my classes mentored and encouraged me to take my quilting to a different level. The crazier my ideas…the louder they cheered. I discovered appliqué and the heavens opened up!!!
Before I knew it, I was in possession of a Bernina embroidery machine, a custom painted powder coated red and metal fleck Ken Quilt long arm machine and 22 vintage quilt tops.
With the loving support of my husband and son and the help of Marge (my embroidery machine) and Skully (my long arm machine substitution for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy) the Jilted Quilt was born.
The Jilted Quilt is the home of Mintage and Tottoo quilts. A mintage quilt is one of my modern appliqué tops paired with a jilted vintage top. The quilt becomes reversible with a new quilt on one side and a vintage quilt on the other. A Tottoo quilt is a collection of vintage tattoo inspired baby quilts made from vintage reproduction fabrics.
If you prefer to customize or complete your own quilt by choosing a top and backing, just Convo me. I can mix and match anything you like.
Keep checking because you never know how the UFO will be used.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to creating a unique heirloom quality item for you or someone you know.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.
My art embodies my interest in creating other worlds. In these worlds, I like to have animals or creatures presented in certain situations that represent the universality of the human condition. I strive to create a story that develops in the mind of the viewer. In these stories, my work shows the viewer a moment in time, but it is up to the viewer to decide where the story will lead. Some of the more abstracted, non-representational works deal with my interest in color and movement. My inspiration is drawn from my travels, including the nature and wildlife in the various places I visit.
Lulus is a unique blend of vintage and retro fashions. Jenna Robinson opened her shop 3 years ago after graduating from the University of North Texas with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She named her shop after childhood pet, Lulu. All of the merchandise is hand-picked from various places and towns, it’s an adventurous hobby!
Welcome to my world. I am a “repurposer” and many of the items used in my work would be considered junk or trash. I am particularly fond of rusty metal and old wood and have found that the search for the “perfect” ingredients is almost as much fun as creating the pieces. http:www.cwavesstudio.com
I grew up in El Paso, Texas, studied interior design and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture in 2007. When I’m not designing, I enjoy traveling (particularly to Mexico and to see our families back home in El Paso) finding treasures at thrift stores, making beautiful things out of paper and other common objects, and spending time with my husband, Adrian, and Scottie, Jax. I am a follower of Jesus, the Lamb. I started White Lamb Designs to share the things that inspire me and show the results of that inspiration.
I have loved art for as long as I can remember. I’ve always dabbled in painting, drawing, and creating things. I took my first quilting class in 2001 and became hooked. From there I started sewing all sorts of things. It’s relaxing to me. Just before my daughter was born in 2003, I bought my first “good” camera. I became a self-educated photographer. I began taking classes here and there, reading books on the subject and going to workshops. I guess I would say it is hard to pick just one love – I love it all!
You can check out my blog at: honey4everyone.blogspot.com
King’s Whimsy is a collaboration by Karla & Tim King, we create robots and creatures made out of found objects, aka junk. We have decided to turn our hobby of junking into a small business. I come up with my ideas for the robots and creatures from various items I find on my travels, and let them develop themselves. Tim is the construction side of this duo, and is very patient with my visions, I could not do these without him.
Gemma Hobbs – Vitamin G
I began Vitamin G Designs out of my love for interesting found objects. An avid garage-saler, I enjoy spending Saturday mornings scouring driveways and garages for special pieces. It makes me happy to create something that makes me laugh. I also love bringing retro items back to life. Every item I create is one-of-a-kind and has its own personality. My husband says I can’t keep them all, so I hope they go to good homes.
A mixture of punk, elegance, and chic make my line of vintage inspired jewelry stand out. Many of my pieces are one of a kind and almost all utilize some form of vintage component. A wide range of styles are represented including steam punk, shabby chic, and neo-victorian, among others, but it is always a definitively Fitzy Sparrow design.
I came into art quite naturally, making things as a child. It wasn’t till my late 40s that I really had time to give my projects, nor do I think I would have had the courage in my 20′s. I enjoy many media from altered art using found items to solder art. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from taking something so totally throw away and finding a use for it in my art. Some of my art is quite frivolous while some is rooted deeply in my life experiences. I’ve take a road less traveled and hope you enjoy the journey with me, a humble thanks for looking at my art, best wishes, Cassie, the Sassacass Gal!
I am a local artist from Dallas, currently living in Weatherford, Texas. I specialize in human and pet portraits but I also enjoy creating fantasy figures and scenes. My artistic style is mostly realistic, but my work is often mixed media with a surreal twist. Preferred mediums used (but are not limited to): pencil, colored pencil, pastel, pastel pencil and acrylic.
Laughing Crafter Studio
I walk a little in both the glass and ceramic world. Sometimes I think that neither one knows quite what to do with me, but this fascination with both mediums has led me to develop my own unique blend of techniques that I call Glass Fused Ceramics.
I feel like I am supposed to be creating my art for a purpose, not for just a profit. I am completely fascinated with the shape of the cross and find myself using it as a primary theme in my work. The more I experiment with clay and glass together, clarifying my artistic style, the more certain I am that glorifying God with the gifts of artistry and talent He has given me – Buffy Hall
W Durable Goods
About My Blog // My passion is crafts and handmade items. I enjoy quilting and meeting new vendors and creative collectors.
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