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Thank you for shopping handmade and local for five years!

Posted July 5th, 2017

CRAFTED celebrated our fifth anniversary on July 1, 2017 with a market-wide party!  Guests were greeted with free CRAFTED lunch coolers or tote bags and glittery anniversary cupcakes made by Carey at Paradise Preserves as musical guests She Sings, She Swings opened the day with gypsy jazz.  Dana Sparrow and DJ Notorious Jen kept the music going all day long while visitors enjoyed our most popular Creation Station craft, Tie Dye, and DIYs offered by our store owners. Shoppers of all ages poured their own candles, made a succulent garden, designed their own mugs, got elaborate henna tattoos and had their faces painted, and enjoyed creative and crafty food offerings from Shady Grove BBQ, Mexican pop-up LA resist, and Mom and Pop Shop popsicles.

Hundreds of folks from our great community and many of the friends we’ve made along the way turned out to visit and shop with our modern makers.  Thank you so much for shopping handmade and local over the past five years!  Stay tuned this month for more five-year festivities and special recognition for our artists that have been with us since Day 1 by following CRAFTED on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and signing up for our newsletter at craftedportla.com!

 

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    Summer Essentials

    Posted June 21st, 2017

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    We’ve got everything you need to start your summer off right! Here is a list of CRAFTED’S Summer essentials, from sunblock to starfish! 

    Nautical earrings, necklaces and handmade mermaid jewelry from Diva Beads and Nagare!

    Colorful hats with flower clips and pins to customize your look can be found in The Collection and inside Twisted Sisters!

    Handmade sunblock and deodorant from Jade Dragon Apothecary, a natural way to take care of your skin this summer.

    Tiki, mermaid, and floral glass to serve your summer dinner party guests on from Sirens Calling!

     vBreezy kimonos from Twisted Sisters to keep you covered and cool!

     

     

     

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      Celebrate CRAFTED’S 5 Year Anniversary!

      Posted June 16th, 2017

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      Join CRAFTED for our 5 year anniversary, celebrating five years of handmade, small business and local makers!

      The market will be buzzing with DIY crafts, tie dye, food and live music!

      Crafted vendors will be offering $5 shopping deals for our anniversary weekend!

      Can you believe that we’re already turning 5? Time flies! We are so honored to be a part of such a great community and surrounded by the many friends we’ve made along the way. Thank YOU for your support over the years! We are inviting you because you are also an important part of the San Pedro and Port community, a part of the CRAFTED family, and an integral part of our success! Come celebrate shopping locally and supporting handmade for 5 amazing years!

      Saturday, July 1 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      Live music all day!

      11-1 She Sings She Swings

      1:30-3:30 Dana Sparrow

      3:45-5:45 DJ Notorious Jen!

      FREE Tote Bags! While supplies last!
      $5 Henna Tattoos!
      Face Painting!
      Off the Vine in the house with wines by the glass
      and summery Margaritas!
      DIY Crafts!
      $2 Button Making
       $5 Printmaking with ECF
      $10 Tie Dye Tshirts all sizes!
      $5 Pour your own candle with Banter and Bliss!
      $5 Build you own succulent bar with Succulents by Sue!
      $5 Customize your own mug with N2coolstuff!
      $5 Paper Pinwheels with Sirens Call!
       $5 Decorate a crochet cactus with Crafty Operations!
      Market Shopping Deals!
       Grace and May 2 hair bows for $5!
       
      Free Bee earrings with any purchase at Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry!
      Wallflower Chocolate – buy 4 handmade chocolate bars and get the 5th free!
       
      Rufus Ragz $5 Doggie Bowties!
       
      “High 5 Promotion” at Diva Beads – Spend $25, get $5 off, Spend $50, get $10 off, Spend $100, get $20 off!
      Stay Adorned $5 off a purchase of $25 or more!
      Nagare $5 off a purchase of $25 of more!
      $5 aromatherapy grab bags for customers! Or Free grab bag when you spend $25 or more!
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        Dad in the Market

        Posted June 14th, 2017

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        This Father’s Day, frame one of dad’s favorites, with one of our favorite dads! Steve Magee is our local framer and father in the marketplace! Steve framed over 100 pieces of artwork for the San Pedro Art Association student art show. The show brings all of the most creative students from the harbor wide school area together for a yearly show with students, teachers, and parents.

        Steve is always ready with a helping pair of hands, whether you need help choosing a gift from the Art Association, or choosing a frame to match your newest painting. He is like a father to all of us here. For Father’s Day, we thank Steve for all that he does for his CRAFTED family!

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        The San Pedro Art Association Harbor wide student art show is on display inside the CRAFTED Marketplace until September.

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          Father’s Day Finds

          Posted June 7th, 2017

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          Dad knows what hard work is and what it means to make something with your hands! Give him something handmade this Father’s Day, but leave the hard work to us!

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            Summer Recipes

            Posted May 25th, 2017

            Pick up a bright jar of Paradise Preserves jelly, and think outside the sandwich!

            Create colorful summer recipes and cocktails with these handmade jams in no time!

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            ParadisePreserves recipe 2 hot tropic

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              May flowers in the marketplace!

              Posted May 18th, 2017

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              Spring has sprung and there are flowers blooming throughout the marketplace!
              Find floral fabrics, spring scents and a bloom for every room!

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                Brouwerij West Benefit

                Posted May 18th, 2017

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                We will be hosting a fundraiser for local San Pedro teen Evan Jimenez here at the Tasting Room all day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 12:00pm until closing.

                On March 30, 2017, Evan was walking home from winning a baseball game here in his hometown of San Pedro when two men approached him. In what appears to be a gang-style initiation ritual, Evan was severely beaten, with multiple fractures and brain hemorrhaging and faces the possible loss of speech and mobility skills.

                There will be a suggested $10 donation at the door; any amount helps.

                There will be raffle prizes including packages fromCrafted at the port of los angeles and other local businesses, along with food trucks and music from local San Pedro bands.
                One hundred percent of the door and raffle proceeds and $1 from the sale of each pint of our Popfuji pilsner that day will be donated to Evan Jimenez and his care.

                Current donations are being taken to defray some of the medical costs incurred by the crime on Evan’s Go Fund Me page at:
                https://www.gofundme.com/evans-medical-expensesrecover-fund

                Thank you to our great local community of supporters for helping us out with this event#sanpedro

                 

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