All excellent points! A denim jacket is important (personally I look awful in them, so I have a jacket from Taylor Stitch that I use.) Pretty much all makers have Instagram pages. If you follow them, they usually post pins from other makers that they've done trades with (typically the smaller, more indie makers.) This is how I started finding so many. I probably follow 3-5 new makers a week through that method. Here's some Instagram links of my favorite makers: The Midnight Society Super Team Deluxe Midnight Dogs PSA Press Patti Lapel But Meeemmm Pin Lounge 7 Deadly Pins Also, kind of a shameless plug, but if you follow my personal Instagram, I post pins pretty much as I receive them in my stories, and I always tag the maker.