About Fort Worth Makers & Our Team

Fort Worth is home to some serious talent — and we're here to let you know all about it!

Fort Worth Makers is a 501(c)(3) creative community run by local makers. We exist to support, promote and showcase artisans in Fort Worth, Texas. All of our featured makers design and handcraft their products within our great city.

If you would like to be a featured maker, please use the hashtag #fortworthmakers or email us at info@fortworthmakers.org. We never charge for social media or blog posts about local artisans.

Our team works hard to create affordable opportunities for makers, with all proceeds going directly back into the organization.

Our goal is to share quality handcrafted goods with the Fort Worth community. We embrace the skill and uniqueness that goes into these goods, and we hope you do, too. If you have any questions, please ask us!

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Meet the Team

Fort Worth Makers is run by a volunteer team of local artisans. The team works together to plan, curate and promote events. They are also active members of our vendor community, offering advice and insight for new business owners. Each team member brings unique experiences and skills to the table, and together we are able to create meaningful opportunities for our fellow artisans.

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Brandon Tucker

Tucker Ink.

Brandon is the co-owner and designer behind Tucker Ink. He served in the Army before studying philosophy in college. During school, he worked as a graphic artist and decided to make that his career path. He has worked in the design industry for 13 years now and specializes in digital design and photography.

He met his wife Sara during a billboard photoshoot at the college where they both work, and from that point on they were pretty inseparable. They have since worked on team projects that have earned almost 200 industry awards within the past five years.

Outside of work, they were doing a lot of freelance design and photography work, so decided to create Tucker Ink. to begin selling artwork as well. The business has evolved into a travel-themed art shop influenced by their love for travel and adventure. When they aren't participating in art shows around DFW, you can find Brandon taking classes (lifelong learner!), playing with his two dogs, 3D printing, flying his drone or planning their next vacation.

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Sara Tucker

Tucker Ink.

Sara is the co-owner and designer behind Tucker Ink. She has worked in the creative industry for 10 years since studying advertising at Texas Tech University, then attending Dallas Baptist University for a graduate degree in higher education marketing, with a practicum in social media. She is currently the District Marketing Manager at a local college and has been named one of Fort Worth's 40 Under 40.

Sara handles graphic design, lettering and marketing for Tucker Ink., but she and Brandon collaborate on almost every new product. Her favorite part of owning their art shop is meeting fellow creative business owners at local shows and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

In her spare time, you can find her at art festivals/museums, coffee shops, trying new food and traveling with her husband.

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Colleen Duarte

And Other Adventures

Colleen is a hand embroidery artist whose love affair with embroidery began when she was a little girl and has stayed with her through all of life’s adventures. The summers of her youth were spent digging in the dirt, reading books, working at a flower shop and stitching away. Her first embroidery piece was right around the age of six and she still have that piece hanging in her house today.

As life continued, she built an eCommerce career, traveled all over the world, fell in love, married her best friend and brought two beautiful girls into this world. She still made her way back to embroidery, books, and flowers as a way to ground her and rediscover a slower, simple calmness in a sometimes crazy world.

She opened And Other Adventures Embroidery Co. to celebrate all of life’s adventures – from the bright and shiny moments to the moments of everyday magic as well as the moments that hurt. Colleen is best known for her embroidered wedding bouquets and her style can best be described as modern meets romantic.  A contemporary twist on this time-old art form.

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Jody is the coach and creator behind Untangled Collective. Established early in 2016, she has built the business on the belief that, "living things grow and growing things change," with her primary mission being to encourage and inspire intentional growth. 

As a maker, Jody creates living art out of air plants, cactus and succulents – low maintenance plants that give even the blackest thumbs some gardening confidence. She uses found, foraged, handcrafted and vintage pieces to create space for beauty.

The Live Untangled coaching programs are built to do the same thing: just for people.  She works with individuals to build courage and confidence, thrive under a variety of conditions, ultimately create space for a life they love. 

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Brittany Kyle

Freckles Emporium

Brittany is the founder and creator behind Freckles Emporium, a unique collection of handmade jewelry, vintage finds and boho goodness for the gypsy soul. Her jewelry is made from natural gemstones, rocks, antlers, arrowheads and other high-quality resources. 

Being a carefree hippie at heart, she loves anything vintage and old – the rustier the better! Brittany loves to travel and be out in the sunshine, hence all of the freckles. Many of her pieces are found during travels and turned into unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.

In her free time, you can find her teaching or practicing yoga, at a local coffee shop or rummaging through antique stores. She is a registered yoga teacher in the DFW area and just completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training!

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Erin is a cosmetic scientist and longtime Fort Worth resident, who is passionate about safe, natural body care. She founded Olive Tree Body Care in 2011 out of a desire for safer, more natural skin care products. Erin transitioned from an environmental science career to one in cosmetic science when she noticed the myriad of skin problems that her loved ones face when using commercial cosmetic products.

To address these issues, Erin began formulating plant-based skincare products that are free of sulfates, aluminum, parabens and phthalates. Olive Tree Body Care nourishes the skin and hair with organic botanical and mineral ingredients, such as aloe vera, shea butter, kaolin clay and essential oils.

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Lane Lankton Kuntz

Sugar Momma Scrubs

Lane is the owner of Sugar Momma Scrubs and a Fort Worth native who loves everything about this city, including its strong support of the arts, nature and local creators. 

She is a single mom of a 9-year-old son and they have a serious weakness for rescue animals - four dogs and a cat! By day, Lane works for a dermatology pharmaceutical company in regulatory affairs. She has been in healthcare for 18 years, with 12 years in sales and marketing. She formed her side business in 2017 as a creative outlet to make healthy skin care products and meet amazing people. Her sincere hope is that you enjoy the exfoliating, holistic and moisturizing properties of her high-quality scrubs. 

In her spare time, Lane fundraises and volunteer for the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF). In 2015, she and a colleague founded the Wonder Run, an annual fundraising race that benefits the CSDF and their summer camp, Camp Wonder, which benefits kids with severe and sometimes fatal skin disease.

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Angela Gilmore-Lendzioszek

Familiar Paper

Angela is a local artist specializing in vivid watercolors. She has a background in art education and teaches design at a high school in Fort Worth. In 2016, she opened her etsy shop, Familiar Paper, to offer custom work and prints of her watercolors. She teaches watercolor classes at local venues and although she has an in-home studio, Angela prefers to paint at her dining table with her son.

Angela believes that art should be accessible and affordable for everyone- she has done murals in the Near Southside and at several local schools. She has also licensed art to be sold at Pier 1 and sells original paintings and prints at local retailers.

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