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Paradise Preserves

Posted April 10th, 2014

Just in time for Easter!  Paradise Preserves‘ collections are back.  A beautiful and tasty addition to your Easter baskets and Easter brunch tables.

Each collection features four 45ml jars of preserves nestled in a gift box and tied with ribbon. Also included are recipe ideas for each flavor.

Their new spring collection contains Just Peachy Jam, Kumquat Marmalade, Pineapple Strawberry Jam and the new Berry Well, Thank You Jelly (an antioxidant rich mix of blackberry, blueberry, acai berry and black currant juice).

Available year-round are:

Marmalade Madness- Tangerine, Strawberry Lemonade, Ruby Red Grapefruit and Blood Orange

In the Beginning- Pomegranate Jelly, MerryBerry Jam, Spicee Pear Jelly and Alice’s Orange Marmalade

Hot ChaCha- Chipotle Orange Marmalade, Hot Tropic Jam, Red Pepper Jam and ChiliBerry Jelly

Happy Hour- Champagne Hibiscus jelly, KeyWhee Jam, Lemoncello Marmalade and Strawberry Margarita Jam.


 Paradise Preserves, Store 199-198

This Weekend at CRAFTED

Posted April 10th, 2014


We have a full schedule of crafty fun this weekend in the market.

Friday-Sunday: Make a Spring Mobile in the Creation Station all weekend long. The Creation Station is located in the back of the market hosted by the talented craft coordinator, Lindsay S. This craft was so popular we had to bring it back!

Friday-Sunday: We have amazing new vendors like Little Big Fabric, Shop 138 and pop-up shop Solider Wear, Shop 101.

Saturday, 1-4 pm: Taste Brouwerij West beer! Proceeds of this donation based beer tasting will benefit San Pedro Art Association‘s annual student art competition in June.

Saturday, 1-4 pm: Get your face painted by Kamara! Fun for kids and adults.

Saturday, 1-3 pm: Design your own glass Easter egg with Shirlee of Enchanted Chic. Only $5!

Saturday, 3-5 p.m.: Take a fun craft class with Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, Shop 187. Eileen will be teaching intro to chainmail jewelry design. Students will be able to make beautiful chandelier earrings for only $20. To RSVP for this class email

Sunday, from 2-5 p.m.: Rock out with the classic rock boys of Triple Dog Dare with a fun acoustic set. These boys are young in age but know all the classic tunes, and may even take requests! We dare you to check out this fun band!

For a comprehensive schedule of events, visit our CRAFTED calendar here!

Earth Day Celebration

Posted April 10th, 2014

On April 19, join in on a full day of eco-friendly activities for the whole family.

Celebrate Earth Day with grunion from our friends at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium!  At 1 p.m. there will be a quick presentation about the biology of grunion, then a demonstration of the “world famous” Cabrillo Beach grunion dance and a chance to hatch LIVE baby grunion.

Mike Schaadt, director of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, will give a talk about the importance of Earth Day and our planet!

Plus, visit the Creation Station all day long for crafts with recycled materials to give them a new life.  Create a bird house out of an everyday milk carton. Re-use corks and paper to make an Earth Day birdhouse craft and take home a one-of-a-kind creation.

National Craft Month

Posted March 27th, 2014


Every month is craft month in our market, but March is National Craft Month and we’re closing it out with a big weekend in our Creation Station.

Visit the Creation Station this weekend to make Big Beautiful Flowers, as we are all about flowers this week. Create a Large Flower Painting using stencils and step by step instructions. You’ll take home a masterpiece! The materials fee is $10. Every ten bucks you spend in the Creation station gets you one raffle ticket. The winner of this weekend “Craft Month” raffle will win TWO free visits to the Creation Station in the future! How cool is that?

There will also be a FREE surprise craft in the Creation Station this weekend. Just remember to hashtag #craftedportla #Cre8time or #nationalcraftmonth to show your spirit!

Craft on!

Have a Spring Fling in Floral!

Posted March 26th, 2014

On trend for spring, our artists have been creating gorgeous floral creations.  See what is in bloom in our floral-inspired shopping guide.

LA Underground Market

Posted March 21st, 2014

On March 22, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is excited to host the second L.A. Underground Market, and our craft market will be OPEN to add to the fun!

The L.A. Underground Market is a club that holds private events to showcase food entrepreneurs debuting new dishes.  It allows them to be creative with new recipes and build up their fan base, while members get to taste unusual, “off the menu” dishes. Each chef will serve small, tasting size portions for $1-5 (cash only; ATM onsite.) San Pedro’s favorite wine shop, Off the Vine, will be pouring wine from small-batch wineries and a few craft beers (sorry but no BYOB allowed).

To attend, join the club NOW by signing up at  Online ticket sales have ended – tickets are $10 at the door.

Since even GPS gets confused sometimes, here are simple directions:

  • Take the 110 south (from the north) or the Vincent Thomas Bridge (from the south/LBC) and exit Harbor Boulevard.
  • Turn right and follow the CRAFTED signs for about a mile.
  • Turn right at the signal at 22nd Street.
  • Entrance to free parking will be at the fourth driveway on your right  (if you see a park, you’ve gone too far).

Enjoy These New Shops

Posted March 19th, 2014


Browse the fun new shops that have opened in recent weeks. There is a little something for everyone this time around!

 Vintage Soul, Shop 121

The lovely Vintage Soul booth curates unique designers and artists, like-minded individuals who are dedicated to creating products that are beautiful and good for the earth. Find luxurious up-cycled apparel and jewelry by Andrea of Glory Magnolia. Jodi of 4-get-me-nots creates versatile fashion accessories from recycled materials. Lovely Janel of JeraLuna Designs creates eco-friendly ceramic beads and baubles. Every day is Earth Day – and fashionable – when you shop at Vintage Soul.






ecoPET handbags, Shop 122

Laura Shnitzer’s truly unique line, called ecoPET handbags, showcases gorgeous one-of-a-kind handbags from 99% recycled materials – including animal feed bags! These clever clutches, cross body bags and purses are made from a mixture of hand-painting, suede and leather panels, lace appliques and vintage linings;  each bag is truly a work of art. Whether you are an animal lover or handbag collector – or both – don’t miss ecoPET handbags.






Lucky 120, Shop 120

The artisans of Lucky 120 create hand-printed, silk-screened apparel and artwork. Drawing inspiration from Latin styles, there  and accessories are lacquered with celebrity images, screened with Frida Kahlo portraits and painted with pretty sugar skulls. You’re a lucky shopper with a trip to the Lucky 120 shop.










studio2street (El Camino College), Shop A104


studio2street is an El Camino College student art group, and they are sharing three of  their exhibits at CRAFTED this spring. Their multi-media collections include sculpture, jewelry, photography and artwork . Each exhibit centers around themes like the exploration of the heart, identity myths and international rituals. Purchase one of these fantastic creations knowing that proceeds will support the student artists.






HAUS, Shop 155

Greta Grigorian has been a set designer for 27 years in film, television, as well as for celebrity clients,. Her shop Haus features new and re-purposed furniture, knickknacks, art and lighting. Greta also makes special art pieces and graphics with an eye for home decoration and children’s rooms. The pieces are a mix of traditional and contemporary. Greta hopes that Haus will delight people’s senses and perhaps conjure up a great memory of childhood.



Shay Candles

Posted March 19th, 2014


Support the next generation of roller derby stars by purchasing this super sweet candle. Shay Candles is donating proceeds from this roller skate themed candle to Beach Cities Roller Derby Junior League (The Shark Bites). These fun 100% coconut wax candles provide 7 hours of burn time! Light one and cheer on these talented teens. While this promotion is ongoing, these cute candles won’t last. Pick one up this weekend.

Spring Candle Class

Posted March 12th, 2014

Ever have the urge to make like CRAFTED artists do? If so, you’re in luck: our amazing artisans are teaching craft classes for both amateur and professional creative minds. This weekend enjoy Artisan Candle Company’s Spring Candle Class. Sign up today and who knows: maybe one day you will have your own shop in the CRAFTED market! For a list of all the craft classes in March, click here.

Sat., March 15th. 1p.m. – 4p.m.: Spring Candle Class – Make and decorate an 8 oz. natural soy candle in your choice of vibrant spring fragrances with Artisan Candle Co., Shop 103. Fee $10. (ages 8+) RSVP:

St. Paddy’s Celebration

Posted March 12th, 2014

Visit CRAFTED on Sunday, March 16 for a slew of St. Patrick’s celebrations all day long. In the Creation Station, the entire family can make a four leaf clover pin and paper clover wall decorations to show your St. Paddy’s Day spirit. At 2p.m., authentically Irish band, Dublin Public, will perform three sets of traditional Irish drinking songs and ballads. If you’re a fan of The Pogues, the Dropkick Murphys, the Clancy Brothers or the Dubliners, then Dublin Public is sure to keep your toes tapping.

If you are looking to put the perfect St. Paddy’s Day ensemble together, look no further than the gorgeous apparel and accessories in our handmade market. As the luck of the Irish will have it, we’ve gathered together gorgeous green and gold goodies along with a pretty rainbow necklace (because every pot of gold has a rainbow)! This is the final weekend left to shop before St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17. Hurry in and shop handmade!


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