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TARRA Made: Your Guide to Small Business Saturday

By November 21, 2018 No Comments

We did your holiday shopping for you! Below is your definitive guide to our most coveted local artisans, makers and shops for Small Business Saturday.


For the Modern Nomad: Gossamer

A furniture maker by trade, Lisa Rooney started making jewelry from scraps she tossed aside. Since then, each collection is handmade in her studio with modern explorations of natural and repurposed materials.

Gossamer's Website
For the Festival Queen: Salihah Moore

Swinging, sexy, sultry—Salihah Moore’s beaded earrings and necklaces are what festival dreams are made of. Using traditional techniques and exquisite Czech and Japanese glass seed beads, Moore combines unexpected colors and patterns into pieces that have a cult-like following around the globe.

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For the Eco-Luxe Lover: Kate Maller

Who says you can’t be an Earth Mother with a hand full of diamonds? Kate Maller Jewelry proves that eco really can be chic with her line of handmade sustainable fine jewelry. An architect by trade, Maller transformed her skills into pieces ideal for strong, independent women.

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For the Wanderer: Alexa Allen

Furniture maker turned leatherworker, Alexa Allen blends classic shapes, exquisite vegetable-tanned leather and traditional techniques into objects, bags, and accessories beloved by those who deeply appreciate handcrafted goods. His, hers and theirs… she has a little something for everyone on your list.

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For the Wild Woman: Animal Handmade

Leather never looked this sexy. Animal’s pieces are handmade by Ava Goldberg, part of the duo behind Banshee Press. She translated her printmaking skills to the art of leatherworking and the results are magic. The pieces wear beautifully for those who like their everyday with a bit of an edge.

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For the Rock & Roller: Royal Stag Hats

Rock & roll meets Old World craft at Royal Stag Hats. Each piece is handmade by founder Cate Leuenberger. Because the pieces are made to measure, every inch is customized to fit perfectly. Choose your style, color and band, then wait a few weeks for your unique piece. These are true works of art.

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For the Stylish Athlete: Imminent Rise

Imminent Rise, a staple on the Denver fashion scene, recently expanded outside of their oh-so-wearable silk and wool pieces into a line of bags inspired by founder Kristen Littlejohn’s love of climbing. A feminine twist on sports bags, we are swooning over these pieces for upcoming holiday travels.

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Shops & Sundries

For Intention Setters: Root Foot

Using pure plant fragrances and organic, wildcrafted essential oils, Rootfoot works with organic farms and eco projects to source their raw materials. We’re eyeing the Intentional Wear oils meant to evoke subtle energies of spirit animals. Try one or all. We’re opting for the latter.

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For the Flower Obsessed: Sacred Thistle

This is the place to go for out-of-this-world gifts and jaw-dropping florals. Sacred Thistle, founded by a mother-daughter duo, is a treasure of curiosities—vintage Native American jewelry, incense from faraway places, small-batch candles, intentional gemstones, homewares, apothecary, objects, amulets and more. If you only make one stop this season, go here.

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For the Global Treasure Hunter:
Modern Nomad

Modern Nomad is a true shopping destination. With an eclectic yet beautifully curated collection of shops featuring homewares, fashion, body care, fragrance, jewelry, accessories, textiles, lighting and furniture from around the world, owner and founder Becky Miller has brought a visionary shopping experience to the Modern Nomad’s of Denver. In short… We. Want. It. All.

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