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Fall Gemstones

Posted September 20th, 2017

 

We have gathered a collection of gemstones from the marketplace to inspire you as the seasons change from summer to fall. Leaves become crisp with red and orange, and we can finally pull out our scarves and boots. These jewel tones will keep you on trend through the season!

 

Sapphire birthstones for September will bring a deep warm blue to the cool fall nights.

Opal and tourmaline are the semi-precious stones for the October birthstones.

Amethyst and Ruby tones bring warmth to our autumn wardrobes.

 

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    Fall is here!

    Posted September 9th, 2017

     

     

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      Back to School- Handmade Hits!

      Posted August 23rd, 2017

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      Head back to school with one of a kind handmade journals, key chains, and clothing from the marketplace. These aren’t textbook back to school items, you’ll be sure to stand out!

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        Under the Sea

        Posted August 2nd, 2017

        Under the Sea

        Take a dive into these nautical finds from the marketplace!

        Sterling silver, precious stones and handmade treasures from the high seas!

         

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          Wine, Dine and Fine Art – Painting Class

          Posted July 27th, 2017

          Come enjoy a leisurely afternoon of wine, home-made hors d’ oeuvre and instructional painting, hosted by decorative artist Shari Tipich. Put paint to canvas from 2-5 pm on the last Sunday of every month.  Each month brings a new theme with paired themed hors d’ oeuvres. Students are provided with multiple examples and inspirations to paint from, and No two students will leave with the same painting.

          $50.00 per person- Event price includes a 16″x20″ canvas and all materials, step-by-step instruction, 2 glasses of wine, soft drinks, and food. 18 and over, please, alcohol will only be served to those 21 and over.  2 All artistic levels welcome, whether novice or maestro! Don’t miss it! RSVP: info@craftedportla.com

           

           

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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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