Labor Day is all about honoring the contributions laborers have made to American society – and in Round Top, there’s no shortage of folks who contribute to our town by working hard to create the art, jewelry, clothing and much more that we all love so much. Here’s to the crafty and creative people who bring life and joy to Round Top by doing what they love! Take a look at some of these hard-earned success stories:
Blue Mule Fiber
Born from a love of raising angora goats and sheep, Ash and Beth of Blue Mule Fiber hand dye their yarns and sell them in an array of fabulous colors, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind pieces with their creations. Check out their website for vibrant yarns and tools for working with them.
Curate By Stash
Hardcore. Handmade. Original. For the best handmade leather goods this side of the Mississippi, look no further than Curate By Stash. For more than a decade, the folks there have created bags, backpacks, jewelry and more in a historic factory setting. Each of their products has unique variations that give them their homegrown character.
D. Little Gallery
An impressionist artist whose passion for painting began in her childhood, Dorothy Little expertly translates the beauty of her surroundings onto canvas. Her love of nature and color are evident in each of her paintings, and her art hangs in private collections in homes throughout Texas and the United States.
Humble Donkey Studio
Lifelong artist John Lowery fell in love with his environment when he moved to Burton, Texas. Through his detailed and colorful paintings, he explores the scenery of the Texas countryside and some of its inhabitants. His original artwork, fine art prints and merchandise can be found in the big red barn in Henkel Square.
Mallory et Cie
A lifelong Francophile, Mallory incorporates her French flea market finds to craft unique and elegant jewelry. Her one-of-a-kind pendants and charms can be mixed and matched to pair with unique handmade chains for endless creative possibilities.
Richard Schmidt Jewelry
Native Texan Richard Schmidt creates handmade jewelry inspired by the rich heritage and faith of his beautiful and wild homeland. His unique and eclectic designs are a mix of modern style and rugged spirit and made from turquoise, coral and semi-precious stones.
Wimberly Tribble’s love of detail, fashion and handwork shows in her brand of handmade belts, jewelry, handbags, sandals and more. Her unique styles and fashions are carried in more than 2,000 stores in the U.S., but her shop calls Round Top home.