It’s time to reclaim the holidays for what they are – special days for spending with friends and family. And for gift giving. (C’mon, did you really think we were going to forget about the presents?)
At CRAFTED you can enjoy quality time and shopping. It’s the perfect venue to celebrate shopping small, since you can meet the makers of the featured wares while touching knits and quilts, viewing paintings and photos up close, trying on jewelry and clothing, and smelling body products and candles.
To make the shopping a celebration, everyone can enjoy the following festivities planned for the day:
11 a.m. – CRAFTED opens
Noon & 2 p.m. – San Pedro City Ballet performs a preview of “The Nutcracker”
Noon – 1 p.m. – Candle making with Banter & Bliss
Join candle artist Sheena to make a beautiful holiday-scented soy candle to give (or keep, no judgement). $15 includes materials and instruction, packaged to go as a holiday gift.
Please note: candles may take up to two hours to cure and will be ready to go home with you by 3 p.m., or you may pick it up at a future date.
1 – 3 p.m. – Make a stuffed pet toy or ornament with Kersey Girl Creations
Join Gay and Michael in shop 133 and learn how to cut holiday shapes – it’s easy with the Accuquilt cutter! Then sew together and stuff with fluff. Adding a squeaker or some catnip makes it a sweet gift for Fido or Kitty; adding a gold loop makes it an ornament – you choice. Materials and instruction provided.
3 – 5 p.m. – Free-hand Bead Weaving: Snowflake Earrings – Diva Beads
Please note: you must be able to join the lesson at 3p.m.; class size limited to the first eight people (ages 12+ only)
Join the bead diva herself, Tish, in shop 115 and “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” Learn the basics of creating shimmering snowflake earrings using Swarovski crystals, Japanese seed beads and glass super duos. For the novice to advanced beader. $20 includes choice of beads and other materials, instruction and a gift box.
Taste of the Holidays at CRAFTED
Enjoy delicious holiday food samples from food artisans Paradise Preserves, Red Car Market and Drunken Cake Pops. Willmore Wine Bar will be serving up wine, beer and craft cocktails.
At the CREATION STATION: Make a set of Techno Gloves
The perfect gift for the avid texter or tableter. Sew a bit of conductive filament into the fingertip and thumbs of a pair of regular gloves and – voila! – they become “Techno Gloves” that can be used with any touch screen device. $10 includes gloves, materials, instructions and a gift box.
Check out Marlon Brando’s costume worn in Julius Caesar!
Visit Indust-Realized, #178, and for $5 or free with a $30 purchase you can take your photo with a classic – the remarkable costumes worn by Marlon Brando as Mark Antony and Douglass Dumbrille as Lepidus.
Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, shop 189: Free pair of Christmas earrings with purchases of $10 or more, plus $10 off on purchases of $50 or more. November 28-29.
Twisted Sisters, shop 208: Free glass ornament with any purchase over $20.
Diva Beads, shop 114: On Small Business Saturday, only 10% off entire stock & 20% off holiday merchandise
Nagare, shop 122: On Small Business Saturday, only 10% off entire stock & 20% off holiday merchandise
Lucky 120, shop 120: $5 off any purchase $25 or more