Isn’t it great to come home after a long day and find a beautiful handwritten note of encouragement or thanks in your mailbox? It’s amazing what a simple letter can do for a friend or family member. This is exactly what Granny Abell Cards captures in her business, the personal side of letter writing. Her unique cards present an opportunity to make someone’s day with a special note. We’re happy to carry her products at Collectiv and to have her share with us on the blog today!
Beauty, thoughtfulness and function could be a few words used to describe Mojo Owl. As she says below, “It requires some meditation to get all the right materials together. I’m not fast jewelry.” That’s why we’re proud to include Mojo Owl as one of our resident makers at Collectiv. See what got her started in jewelry making as well as where her taste in music comes from.
Fun and fashionable; two words I think of when it comes to our Collectiv artist Purple & Lime. Owner and maker Rebecca designs acrylic jewelry and felt pieces that truly make a statement. Bright and colorful pieces are just what you need to make your style pop. We’re lucky to have Rebecca share with us what she’d like customers to know and where she finds her #inspo.
If you think about your favorite things, is beer one of them? And, let’s not forget about your beloved furry friend. As a visual designer, this is what inspired MC to create Worth 1000 Beers, combining her favorite things into creative works that are sure to brighten up anyone’s day. MC not only does original works of her own, but will happily take commissions for anyone beloved pet and beverage of choice. We are thrilled to have her at Collectiv as one of our featured artists. Here’s what she had to say about how she got started and what’s on her playlist right now.
Bold, comfortable and stylish… those are three words you could use to describe Shift Clothier by Julie Kramer. This Chicago-based clothing designer releases limited collections of unique dresses, tops and accessories to help you look your best. We’re lucky to have her as one of our talented artists at Collectiv! Here’s what she has to say about what motivates her fashion designs what you can expect to see from her next!
While you walk by many pigeons per day, Angelique Bolin is inspired by them to create art. Collectiv is proud to have her unique works for sale at the shop. If you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind, Angelique is making it. Here’s a little bit about her business and the playlist she recommends creating to!
Easter is just around the corner! Can you believe it? No, this isn't an April Fool’s joke… though Easter does fall on April 1 this year! So is your Easter basket ready?
For those big and small, we have something to fill your baskets with. Check out the ultimate Easter gift guide and shop local this spring season!
Here at Collectiv, we’re all about finding what’s unique. That’s why we love Mikey Made It! This company produces paper garland unlike anything we’ve ever seen. With an attention to detail (For example, The Easter garland has chocolate bunnies and every other bunny has a bite out of its ear, how cute is that?!) and a use of color that makes every design pop, we’re excited to introduce you to one of our newest additions to the shop, Mikey Made It. Here’s what he had to say about his work and what paper garland is in the works currently.
Woodworking is a fine craft that few can perfect. Keith Crawford, of Keith Crawford Designs, has mastered it. While he loves commission work on big projects, he also loves creating small household goods that are designed to last. As a Portage Park local, we love having his unique work at Collectiv. From a charcuterie board with a 100-year-old history to candle holders that make for the perfect gift, come in and check out his work sometime! But first, learn more about this artist in Keith’s Q&A.
To be a small business owner, you must be driven. To be a successful small business owner, you must have passion. That passion is shown through every item that Katherine, owner of Scrub Me Skin Care, makes. If you’ve ever used any of her products or services, you know that you’re getting the best. That’s why we’re proud to have her as a featured maker this week on the Collectiv blog! See what she’s been up to with Scrub Me.