MEET OUR ARTISANS
are you looking for one-of-a-kind, handmade products? then, you landed at the right spot! you won't find these brands in every department store or every boutique in town. our exclusive artisans create their unique wares in their private studios and bring them to local artisan markets and the create&co shop for your shopping pleasure. peruse our brands online by category or by brand. you can order your favorites for local delivery or shipping. private appointments are also available for custom projects. by the way, yes, many of our artisans do custom orders, so just visit our contact information below to inquire!!!
SWEET VICTORIA'S RELOVED
Vintage furniture reloved into treasured family heirlooms is my passion. The best part is knowing I've brought new life to unloved pieces and saved them from the attic or trash. Upcycling home decor items keeps my brand current and allows me to add a creative touch to items people have donated or I've picked from antique markets and thrifting sales. As a retired teacher, I'm lovingly known as "the lady who will paint you if you stand still long enough". Custom reloving of your family treasures is available ! Contact Me!
MarKat Knit & Crochet
Katrina and her family bring years of sewing, knitting and crocheting experience to their creative products. Year round apparel and accessories are made from a variety of high quality yearns and upcycled treasures. Katrina, Marie and Bonalea bring their talents from rural Central PA to add to your fashion. They use a variety of yarns from wool, to acrylic with an eye towards more eco-friendly and sustainable living. To continue that theme, upcycling or repurposing fabrics adds many one-of-a-kind statement fashions to your wardrobe so you can walk out in your own unique style.
Sarah & Victoria
Sarah and Victoria are college friends who love to create unique designs from sculpting clay. each piece is hand-crafted and unique so you'll never bump into another trendsetter with the same pair of earrings or rings! follow their crafts here and on their instagram page as they grow their local and national brand.
Nicole Simmons Art
Nicole Simmons is an artist based in Harrisburg, PA who loves to paint portraits, abstracts, and non-objective art. She works with mostly acrylics, but also dabbles with oils. Her paintings are expressions of what she is feeling in any given moment and are often filled with bright color. In addition to selling her artwork, which comes in a variety of sizes and types, she also sells stationery and notebooks that feature her artwork.When she’s not creating, you’ll find her doting on her two cats, Sylvester and Tibbers, reading a good book, or hiking with her husband.
INSIDE MY HEAD
The pieces I design combine two of my favorite things, crafting and books! I have always been creative “inside my head”. As a former Reading Specialist, literature has always had a special place in my heart. The books I use have been enjoyed as themselves and now can be enjoyed as visual art pieces.
Free and Thriving
Dorothy is the creator of Free and Thriving. She is a mother to seven kids, and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. Inspired by a love for plants and gardening, and out of a health necessity, Dorothy took the plunge to research, experiment, and create products that used wholesome, all-natural ingredients.
Free and Thriving products are free from chemicals, and use wholesome, all-natural products, which allow your body to thrive with health. The oils, butters, and essential oils in the products come from plants, which have many healing and medicinal properties. Free and Thriving creates personal care, bath, beauty, and medicinal aid products.
BUTTON GEEK ART
Jessie Barber is an artist located in Harrisburg, Pa. She has been making mixed media art out of buttons, beads, gears, and other tiny objects since 2018 when she started Button Geek Art. Whenever possible Jessie likes to use materials that’s are upcycled/reused etc. and LOVES receiving button donations. She enjoys the challenge of making art out of buttons which she says is like putting a puzzle together. Jessie does some custom orders, including pet portraits.
contact the shop if interested!
Mary Ann W
Coco's Confections is a family run company that puts their customers first. We began in 2012, and being family run, we are able to offer individual attention to our customer's orders. Using only the finest chocolates, we offer home-made and hand dipped truffles, fudge, barks, caramels, and items such as pretzels, meltaways, marshmallows, and turtles. We also offer many chocolate-covered treats such as nuts, pretzels, and real Double Stuffed Oreos. We are dedicated to not only making quality delicious chocolates, but we are also focused on the safety of our products. We offer delicious Gluten Free and Peanut Butter Free products. Please contact us for a list of these. Any and all special occasions are perfect for our custom chocolate truffles and treats. Life is too short not to eat great chocolate!
SIGNS BY STEVE
Signs by Steve started as a hobby over the past few years but it took on a whole new meaning during the pandemic.
After spending 30 years in the fast-paced Business Equipment industry, I finally had the time to devote to myself and realized how much I missed working with my hands and woodworking.
My craft became a silver lining.
I had always loved taking pallets or scrap wood and turning it into something special. My Father, who i also lost in 2020, was a hard-working carpenter. I grew up watching and learning from him in my early years in New York.
During the pandemic, I did a lot of research (including lots of soul searching) and watched many how-to videos on woodworking projects including flags, welcome signs, and desks.
I then set up a small workshop in my garage and got to work. As time passed, I gained more experience and positive feedback from family and friends, who i made various custom flags, signs, desks, iPad and telephone stands for. Before i knew it curious neighbors passing by were requesting custom projects of their own too. Now I have a brand that allows me to share my creative side and connect with others ....and my past to my present.
Signs by Steve is my brand, my silver lining.
MORNING GLORY GLASS DEN
My name is Sharon Semic. I’ve had a career as a Registered Nurse for twenty years and a Psychotherapist for thirty one years. I am now retired and find myself in a perfect time of life to enjoy my gift of stained glass creation with abandon. I have always loved artistic creation in almost every form during my life. For the last twelve years my joy has centered on the art of stained glass.
David & Renee W
IT'S DAVID AND RENEE
"David and Renee Wilson, the owners and artists behind 'It's David and Renee,' are a local couple located in New Cumberland, PA. Their business focuses on creative pyrography and woodworking, while dabbling in some digital art."
My name is Michelle, I am the owner of Lunar Crochet, and I have always had a passion for creating products by hand. Crocheting interests me because of its unlimited opportunities to customize your work and be original. I turn what is trendy into crochet versions, and create each product into something that brings people satisfaction. As a student, I am encouraged to embrace who I aspire to be, and I express my love for being creative through the art of crochet.
As a highly creative artisan, Joyce O’Brien has been upcycling and repurposing items into beautiful works of art for many years. With her love for vintage bling, she thought that delightful and elegant costume jewelry should be enjoyed and appreciated in other ways than tangled in a jewelry box, thus ReJOYCED Jewelry art was born. Each one-of-a-kind jeweled collage is meticulously created and often takes several days to evolve and complete. Joyce goes to estate sales, thrift stores, social media markets and generous friends and family to gather hundreds of jewels for her compositions. She hand-picks and sifts through countless tiny treasures to create each artistically layered, balanced, eye-catching and dazzling combination. Her designs are then permanently transferred and adhered to a velvet background housed in an upcycled easel backed frame that compliments the artwork. Her custom creations are also available using your mother’s or grandmother’s costume jewelry as a visible memento to enjoy rather than keepsakes hidden in a drawer. Please inquire for details so the old can become brilliant and new for all to see and re-love again. These custom ReJOYCED Jewelry works of art make the most unforgettable gifts!
Glass Art Moments
In 2003, I knew I wanted to return to drawing and taking classes. I started making stained glass objects and windows. I made many stained glass pieces of art and proceeded to give most of the pieces to friends and family members. I saved the stained glass shards and proceeded to make mosaics. Most of the mosaics are large and hang on the walls in my home. From there I proceeded to make fused glass dishes, bowls, vases and seasonal ornaments. I continue to make fused glass art and mosaics.
Andrea is a Potter from New Cumberland Pa. Her love of pottery began in high school and continued through college. She has always been a creative, coming from a family of very crafty hands on people. Several years after college and working in the "real world" she followed her heart back to the medium that grounds her.
Pottery is like meditation, it's a practice that teaches many lessons in life. She makes it a rule to follow those lessons and create beautiful functional pieces for everyone to enjoy! She hopes everyone finds that satisfaction in some aspect of their life. Find what you love and do it on purpose.
Grayson's Workshop began with the birth of our first child Grayson in October of 2012. Prior to Grayson, I had made a variety of furniture, but with a newborn my interest shifted to things I could make for him. I began using a scroll saw to hand cut colorful puzzles and toys. Then, I began teaching adult scroll saw classes. In 2015, our daughter Killian was born. Her female perspective brought butterflies and unicorns to our shop and at her suggestion I have tried dyeing many of our items in pink or purple. In her mind, any puzzle, regardless of subject matter, can be pink! Also, in 2015, one of our original designs was published in Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine. Since then, several other designs have been published and more are in the works! I think I get the most enjoyment from designing and cutting puzzles. It's always a challenge and I enjoy the feedback when people see our work. Many of our toys and puzzles are the result of something suggested by our friends and family. Feel free to become part of our extended family and email us any suggestions or comments.
I got my start with wood working in high school. As a matter of fact my senior year I had two classes and shop the rest of the day most days. After high school I didn’t pick up wood working again until years later when we bought our house and I began to collect tools. The more tools I gathered the more I expanded my builds until finally I built my own shop. I’ve done a lot of custom work like bars, tables and a trophy case. My collection here includes several handcrafted items which are not only my unique designs, but very functional and they make great gifts!
Art By Terry
Hello! I can't tell you how excited I am to join this team of such talented artisans! Watercolor has always been a passion of mine, but not until I retired was I finally able to devote the time necessary for this medium. I've found that the layers and layers of this magical transparent paint slowly turn into something so realistic it nearly comes to life! You can ask anyone, I'm known to name the subjects in my paintings as they are so dear to me. Those subjects include: animals, fruit and the occasional vegetable! What makes my art come alive is the vibrant colors and the intense shadowing and blooms that I embrace as they are part of this unique art that is like no other. If I'm not painting, I'm horseback riding, taking an exercise class, cooking for my family or out with friends! To say I'm busier now as I'm retired is an understatement! I'll never stop learning and growing - Look out world, here I come!
My name is Natalie and I am the creator and maker of KimmyBears. KimmyBears©® began with the death of my wife, February 14, 2019. I took some of her clothing, favorites of mine, and created MemoryBears so that I would have a tangible remembrance. I offered the bears to her office coworkers and to the facility where we took chemo and they both accepted them. They said that her energy and her spirit lived in those clothes. After a while, and because I loved the bear itself, I started to make more bears from new fabric as well as the MemoryBears. The name, KimmyBear©®, was given to me by a friend as we worked in the kitchen of my synagogue. She said that the bears are in memory of my Kim and I loved that idea …. And KimmyBear©® was born! I make KimmyBears©® from new fabric in two sizes. Periodically, I am commissioned to create a MemoryBear from articles of clothing belonging to someone dear who has died. Orders may be taken through this create&co shop online at createandco.shop. Please contact us to make arrangements or if you have questions for your future KimmyBear!