Q&A with Adam Leech: Hobo Nickel History & Artform Clad in a tie-dye Misfits T-shirt bearing the legend “Punks Not Dead,” Adam Leech doesn’t exactly fit the type for a historian or a practitioner of a centuries-old art form. He shows up to talk with COCO on a vintage scooter speckled with spray paint logos […]
“Something for everyone.” It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, but there are few spaces that live up to those words as well as the Holiday Handmade Market in Pueblo. Held in the El Pueblo History Museum in the heart of downtown Pueblo, the vendors at the Handmade Holiday Market cover a wide […]
Jewelry maker and designer Katie McGinnis lives in a second-story flat in downtown Florence, Colorado. Upon entering her apartment, the unassuming quaintness of the town outside suddenly disappears, and one is taken into what feels like a chic, artsy loft in New York City. This loft is where Katie’s ideas and art are made into […]
Brianna Michael McGrew is a talented jeweler and a Colorado girl with a wanderer’s heart. Brianna works out of her apartment in the Springs, which in itself is a well-curated work of art. Polaroid photographs with friends litter the walls, her work station is filled with odds and ends, torches and tools and sketches of future and current designs.
Jackie Barr of Red Bench jewelry stood out amongst many at the Colorado College craft fair over the holidays. I was drawn to her use of materials and exotic stones sourced from around the globe. She grew up in Colorado Springs, always dabbling in jewelry making even as a child. In college she discovered metal smithing and there was an instant connection.
Joan Eagle of Chipita Accessories started her craft in Taos, New Mexico back in 1972. Originally from New Jersey, Joan and her husband Ben fell in love with the open spaces and community of great people in New Mexico and Colorado.
Ryan Kulp is a husband, new father, and maker. What started as a Christmas card project while he was living in Austin, TX, eventually became Stitch+Saw, the moniker under which Ryan now makes cross-stitched pendants, greeting cards, prints, and other jewelry from his home in Colorado Springs. Part of the resurgence of young couples moving […]