Leolani is the brilliant creator behind Raggedy Dolls! She was born and raised in Hawaii and left home when she was just 19. Her brave and adventurous spirit called her to Texas where she found her husband of 19 years! She is now a military wife and a mother of four. Leolani fell in love with thrift & flip and makes her most popular items with experimental techniques you won't see anywhere else.
Brandy, owner and artist behind Sugarbird Jewels, is originally from the Steel City area just like our founder! She is now a Virginia Beach resident where she makes each of her exquisite pieces by hand. Brandy says she draws her inspiration from the music she listens to and a good gin & tonic! When she's not making unique jewelry from clay, you can find her deeply entranced by a book or coaxing friends into playing board games. This veteran owned business always delivers beautiful handcrafted work!
Our founder ran into Tami Sioux while at a flea market in Washington state! Tami is the metalworking wonder behind our featured upcycled silverware accessories. She enjoys putting together showcases at The Dusty Pug and thrift hunting. Tami has great experience in the artistic world and her accessories are only made with top quality metals.
In 1999, artist/designer Melissa Kolbusz started to develop the idea behind (wired), officially launching in 2000. At the time she was living in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and found inspiration in its recycling centers, factory warehouses and junkyards. Salvaging, repurposing and reinventing the materials she discovered in the industrial wasteland, she began to handcraft works of wearable art. At the forefront of sustainability, (wired) married aesthetics and environment before it was in fashion. Since then, her work has showcased, sold and been worn around the world. Check out her website to learn more!
Savannah is the artist and maker of Savvie Studio based out of Denton, Texas. She fell in love with the process of laser cutting while attending the University of North Texas for Visual Art Studies. During her senior year of college, she decided to take a leap of faith and invest in her first laser cutter. She sold her bedroom furniture to make room and turned her small apartment bedroom into a full blown laser cutting studio. Every spare second between classes and work was spent experimenting, creating, and dreaming of what Savvie Studio could be.
Savvie Studio has greatly evolved since the early days of laser cutting from a college apartment, however, she still designs, laser cuts, and assembles all of her products in house.
Stay tuned to see this new artist's handcrafted accessories drop!