Meet The Makers

Haus of Jung

Versatile and minimal, with edge, Haus of Jung leather accessories are 100% handmade in the atelier cottage in Richmond, Virginia, by Brazilian founder and designer, Natalia Maurer. Natalia's background in Psychology and Carl Jung inspires her to hold space for the needs of the Self, manifested and expressed through a custom accessory. The Haus aims to shine light on the importance of mental health and inner work, so we can integrate our shadow and exist in our full potential.

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Honee Beaz

Ciara Beasley is a local Chandler in Richmond, VA. Ciara started her journey making candles in 2019 and started her business Honee Beaz in June 2020. Honee Beaz specializes in desert and signature candles, wax melts and room sprays. Ciara was inspired by the endless possibilities of dessert candles so she started off small making signature candles and then transitioned into making dessert candles. Her children and husband are the driving force that keep her going everyday. The name “Beaz” originates from her last name Beasley. Ciara loves to spend time with her family and make candles in her spare time.

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The Lotus Mother

Who is known by many as The Lotus Mother is the certified crystal healer and candle creatrix of lotus barre.

Her purpose for sharing her magical offerings is to make the complexities of being a spiritual entity manageable for every day life.

When she is not in the Apothecary you can find her at the barre, sharing her passion of dance of off to the mountains with her family.

Find her on YouTube, Instagram or visit her website
@Lotus_Barre

Sollie Stitches
Handmade with Love

Hello my name is Ana and I am the lady behind Sollie Stitches. I am currently a stay home mom of 3 wonderful kids. I learned to crochet when I was expecting my first baby 7 years ago and from then I have loved it. I am so unbelievably excited to share my crochet work with you guys.
I love creating items that have special meaning. It’s like a dream come true for me to be starting and growing my business a little bit at a time. If you would like to know more about me or ask any questions feel free to always contact me on social media. Thank you !!

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Lauren Hall
Lollie's Mad, Mad World

"WE'RE ALL MAD HERE." The famous line from Alice in Wonderland, quickly sums up Lollie's Mad, Mad World owner, Lauren Hall's life and the business itself. By day, Lauren is the Visual Arts Manager at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Outside of work, she is wife to artist husband, Jay, and mom to Dylan and the family's five cats.In between designing jewelry and sewing fun new projects, she teams up with Jay and their artist friends to share their unique creations through Lollie's Mad Mad World.The artist's styles and mediums range vastly from wild collage to whimsical jewelry to eye-catching paintings. Each artist is one-of-a-kind just like their works of art. We hope you'll see something in our eclectic mix that resonates with you and that will bring you joy long after your purchase!

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Body Scrubs by Rebeca

Rebecca was inspired by a conversation with her childhood friend about skincare and how exfoliation could help to rejuvenate the skin and aid in fading dark spots. After that conversation, Rebecca began to extensively research and experiment with natural ingredients to improve her skin and the results were amazing. She knew that she had to share these products with others who may be experiencing the same.

In August 2011, she began selling her body scrubs to close family and friends and the feedback was excellent! In April 2012, her products were featured in the gift bags of the Black Women In Entertainment Law (BWEL.org) Scholarship Gala that paid tribute to and honored BET Networks CEO, Debra Lee. Body Scrubs By Rebeca (BSBR) has been featured by many social media influencers and on a myriad of websites.

In 2016, the brand was featured on the hit podcast, "The Friend Zone" featuring hit blogger and vlogger, "Hey Fran Hey" as the Black Business of the Week in November of that year. Additionally, BSBR beauty bars were featured in the Fall Subscription of the Beauty Beat Box, an online beauty subscription box curated by a former Essence magazine Beauty-Editor.

In 2021, BSBR was featured by clothing company Madewell, as their local “Hometown Hero” that honors makers, influencers and artisans in the community. Rebecca was also featured in "Shout Out Atlanta" - Voyage ATL magazine. BSBR is currently a 5-star Googled Verified business!

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Unas Bolsas
Handmade Sustainable Bags

I am an entrepreneur, a wife, life enthusiast, a dreamer and a risk taker. I try to live my life with a meaningful purpose. My philosophy in business comes from my family: Never start a business just to make “Money.” Start a business to make a difference!

During lockdown I got all the time to think about what I wanted to do next. So, I decided to pursue this dream of mine: to have my own line of women's bag. With that in mind, I wanted to see how could I also make a difference. With that focus, I found production partners who not only create ecofriendly item but also focus on improving lives of artisans. 

And so, UNAS BOLSAS was born. Unas Bolsas means "Some Bags". Unas Bolsas' mission is to ensure sustainable livelihood for our skilled Artisans. Every bag purchased helps Artisans earn money to empower and uplift their families and communities.

Our well-designed Eco-Friendly products are made from high quality recycled plastic and up-cycled material to reduce waste of products at the end of their useful life.

I wanted to do something that can have an impact on people, and at the same time it is sustainable for our planet. 


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The Cozy Headband
by Mia

Hello! I’m Mia and I am the sole owner of The Cozy Headband. I started this journey back in 2020 on maternity leave at a time when I had no clue how to deal with postpartum hair loss.

One day I decided to make myself a headband that had a custom design on it (that I couldn’t find in stores) because let’s be honest; finding time to do your hair with a newborn is SUPER difficult.

I then created an Etsy store right before returning to work, and I haven’t looked back since. I am now able to work on my daughter’s “down time” and I’m glad to still be able to spend the full day with her!

I currently live in Powhatan, Virginia. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Pinterest @thecozyheadband

The Lightbulb Studio
Live for your lightbulb moments

The Lightbulb Studio was founded by Maddie Koerber, a Richmond based artist originally from Baltimore, Maryland. With a bit of whimsy and loads of color, she paints florals, landscapes, animals and just about anything else that brings inspiration. Her work is influenced by her background in graphic design and a love of color that started growing up in her parents’ paint business. She’s been involved in a range of projects and has a particular fondness for completing commission pieces, making her clients’ creative dreams acrylic realities.

“My goal with any painting is to bring beauty to people. It is an enormous privilege to make art in this way, and I’m living a dream come true so long as I have the ability to create and simultaneously spark unexpected joy in others.
I’m grateful every day to do this work.”

You can follow The Lightbulb Studio on Instagram for behind the scenes clips of work-in-progress paintings, upcoming projects and pictures of her studio cat, Tallulah.  

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FRINGE+FIRE

Michelle Odom of Fringe+Fire is a longtime maker of many. In her 15th year as a maker and entrepreneur. Working with various mediums and currently focused on creating fun and modern clay wearables + soy candles!

Wife and mother to 3 who also enjoys fiber arts such as weaving and macramé. I work out of my Chesapeake Virginia home studio creating unique and everyday clay pieces! When I am not making things I am busy putting together Crafted Arts+ Craft Markets in the Norfolk + Virginia Beach area. Check our Etsy store!

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Coras ArtFunctional ceramic artist

I am a functional ceramic based artist living in Fredericksburg Virginia. I focus on the form of my pots and the pattern of surface design. I started doing my artwork full time this year after trying out a regular 9-5 job post graduating college and deciding it wasn’t for me!

My art work gives me the freedom to do what I love while hopefully informing my viewers about the love and patience of craft. You can contact me via email for commissions or other questions about my artwork through my email or follow me on Instagram for updates.

Honey Lavender Love

My name is Alecia Underwood and I am the owner and creative mind behind Honey Lavender Love. I started the company in 2020 as a way to help spread inspiration and joy with short phrases on my oversized coffee mugs to my family and friends.

Some of my popular phrases include "Coffee gets me started Jesus keeps me going", "I've got a good heart but this mouth" and "I'm sorry did I roll my eyes out loud". And then I expanded my product line using my gift of creativity and passion for decorative items to include colorful mugs, coasters and serving trays.

My commitment to my customers is to provide quality products which will bring them joy and put a smile on their face.

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Skyeluna  

Established in February 2021, SKYELUNA is a small family business created to encourage and spread the love yourself campaign. With our self care essentials and home fragrance products, our mission is to promote and encourage others to "love yourself" better than yesterday. Skye and I handmake every product in our business (well, I do all the work and SKYE creates more mess in the house) and with the support from my husband, SKYELUNA is able to come into existence. We hope that SKYE will inherit a multi-million dollar business in the future and that SKYELUNA continues to spread the importance of self care/love everywhere in the world.

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TORI RADDAY Stylist & Artist  

Sustainability drives my designs; I enjoy taking discarded textiles and transforming them into beautiful, useful items. Bright colors and fun patterns inspire my work- vintage textiles make my heart sing. I currently live and create in Richmond, Virginia; I love the vibrant, creative community here. 

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Unpopular Market

A designer and maker from Virginia Beach, VA, Cindy Guillermo Heselton has always been gifted with the power of alchemy. From her early days of making purses out of aluminum cans to dresses made out of thrifted bedsheets, Cindy loves turning trash into treasure. In 2020, after endless days in lockdown and looking hard at the troubles we now collectively face, Cindy realized she could use her superpower to take action and do something. And so: Unpopular Market. Locally sourced and trash to table, Unpopular Market designs and creates clothing, accessories, and home decor items using recycled and repurposed materials. The current collection features pouches and wristlets that give packaging waste and comic books an extended life beyond the landfill, and okay, maybe this won’t be the thing that finally saves the planet from environmental collapse, but it’s a start and Unpopular Market plans to keep going.

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Little May Company

Hi I’m Albree - the gal behind Little May Co! I’m a VA native, lover of all things neutral, and a creator. Years ago, I watched most of my friends go off to college to follow their dreams. But for one reason or another, I knew that wasn’t the path for me. I began working in early education and spent every moment I could trying new mediums and finding my niche. Fast forward a few years and I now have the opportunity to share my love of fun cups, apparel and so much more with others! What a dream. You can find these things and more in store at Pop of Confetti and on my website - littlemayco.com

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GRID+LOVE

At Grid+Love, we believe people connect to art when that art connects them to personal, memorable experiences. Through the combination of vibrant color palettes and strikingly simple reductions of familiar bird's-eye views, Grid+Love provides interesting art with a built-in story: your story.
Started in 2012 with a handful of Richmond and Charlottesville map designs, Grid+Love has blossomed into a marketplace of handcrafted map prints, cards, and notebooks covering cities and colleges all over the country. All designs are thoughtfully crafted by Sarah Courtney Oklesson, a Richmond native, graphic designer, and lover of all things maps. She currently resides in the Museum District with her husband and two children, all of whom love taking strolls through the neighborhood and visiting their favorite local spots.

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Buoy Design Co.

Hi! I’m Gaelyn! If you were to ask me where I feel most comfortable, it’s in the water; be it a river, lake, pond, ocean, or bath tub, the water is where I find myself happiest! I grew up in northern New York, but ventured south to Virginia Tech for college, and have now settled in my forever home of Richmond, VA! For my entire working career I have been involved with non-profits, drawn to helping people with disabilities find programs and activities that help build life and social skills.

During the pandemic I found myself looking for a creative outlet which I was able to find in creating Buoy Design Co. I wanted to combine my love of the water with my other love of charcuterie boards and hosting!

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Embroidery Stories

Embroidery Stories Collections are created through the magical tales of beautiful stitchery. Whether you are shopping for yourself or a gift, you are certain to find fabulous creations to add to your story. Our selections include personalized totes, home décor items, bridal items, customized holiday stitchery and more. Fabric and textiles have always played a big part in my life, from hand embroidery and garment sewing as a teen and young adult, to the endless possibilities in machine embroidery I find today.I have a studio in my home in Midlothian, VA where I am fortunate enough to spend hours doing something I love! Follow Embroidery Stories on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on new products.

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The Gilded Lily

Hello! My name is Catherine Hughes and I am a native Richmonder from Virginia. I spend a lot of time in Outer Banks as well, which has greatly influenced the type of works that I create. For me, my crafting and art are my oasis of calm, a mental yoga that merges a lot of my interests together and allows me to find my zen.

I’m a full-time mom to two adorable and terribly active blonde hurricane girls. I love being able to show them through my art that there can be more to being a mom than cleaning up cheerios and scraping playdoh off of carpets. Mixed media projects have always been my passion. Becoming familiar with a process to create something that brings me joy and that I can be proud of is truly an incredible feeling.

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Moonhanded Studio

Moonhanded Studio is a playful art practice by Natasha Blush, a trans nonbinary maker, educator, and tarot reader living on Powhatan land (also called Richmond, VA). They work with mixed materials, including time and language, to inspire connection with others. By sharing their process Natasha aims to demystify the “artist’s studio”, encouraging others to pick up creative projects. Natasha has been wet felting for several tears and is learning to love the imperfections of hand crafted objects. Each felt work is a record of their hands pressing wool in soapy water until it becomes fabric. Bright colors and soft textures reflect the whimsical process and the reveal of a finished piece that always looks unique. You can follow Moonhanded’s instagram to check out upcoming opportunities. Or sign up for tarot readings at Moonhanded Studio.

Bit Of Blisse

We are two cousins who love to gift give, from searching for items, wrapping and of course seeing that smile. Life gets busy, we’re here to make it easier by offering curated gifts ready to be gifted or a base for you to add some personal touches. Our parents are small business owners so naturally we like to shop local. When we started Bit of Blisse we wanted to feature products from our favorite Women Owned Small Businesses and support our community. When you are purchasing our gifts, you are giving your special someone a gift with products made by some pretty talented ladies. Cathy & Julie

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