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It’s Small Business Saturday!

Posted November 14th, 2014


Shop Local – Buy Handmade!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting independent businesses that boost our local economy and invigorate our neighborhoods. Visit more than 75 creative business under one roof at CRAFTED – where real people are making one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, right here in So Cal.

Sip – Shop – Celebrate!

Also on Small Business Saturday, from 2 pm – 6 p.mOff the Vine and Willmore Wine Bar will be pouring an array of tastes from distinctive, small-production wineries.  Pay as you go for tasting tickets – 5 for $10, 10 for $20 or 25 for $50.  Wine tickets are available online and also at the beverage station inside CRAFTED.

In addition to shopping and wine, there are several other surprises in store this weekend: tote bag giveaways (while supplies last), raffles, Santa’s workshop and a performance with the Nutcracker Ballet at 1pm & 3pm on Saturday! Artisanal food demonstrations presented by Red Car Market, Paradise Preserves, Tamiza’s Treats and more at 2pm & 4pm. Take a photo in the free Petite Pix holiday photo booth.

Video: Small Business Saturday at CRAFTED (Credit: Mike M. of THNK DRNK, Shop 183)


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    Happy Holiday Gift Guide!

    Posted November 13th, 2014

    Make a list and check it twice with this handy dandy holiday gift guide. The holidays are in full swing and CRAFTED artisans are busy stocking the market with handmade gifts! Find that hard to shop for gal or guy on your list something one-of-a-kind and made from the heart.

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      STEAM Carnival Market Picks!

      Posted October 22nd, 2014

      Gear up for STEAM Carnival! These handpicked items are all inspired by the terrific STEAM Carnival event, Oct 25-26, in our market. Watch the lasers, fire breathers, and tech fashion show in style will these handmade art pieces and one-of-a-kind accessories!

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        Artisan Candle Company Celebrates

        Posted October 16th, 2014


        Artisan Candle Company is celebrating their one-year anniversary at CRAFTED in style! Visit their shop Oct 17-19 and buy one candle to get one candle at 50% off. We recommend their fabulous fall fragrances as the temperatures drop. Their woodsy campfire fragrance is always a favorite, too!




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          Halloween Activities

          Posted October 8th, 2014

          This Halloween enjoy frightfully fun festivities in our handmade market. Friday, October 31st, come dressed in costume all day.  Kids booth to booth trick-or-treating will start at 11am until the candy runs out. Be sure to dress to impress, this year’s youth and adult costume contest starts at 4pm!

          Saturday, November 1,  watch a delightful dance performance by San Pedro dance troupe, Folklorico Del Mar. This 2pm performance is in celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. Visit the Day of the Dead altar in front of the Red Car Market, Shop 144.

          From 3-6pm, CRAFTED will host a Monster Movie Mash! We will screen the classic zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead. H.P. Lovecraft film festival has also generously donated three short films to screen from their recent event at the Warner Grand Theater. Get a chance to watch “The Heebie Jeebies”, “Vomica”, “Invasion!” and the award winning, “Grave Shivers”.  NO RSVP or tickets required, this event is free and open to the general public. All movies are not rated. Get your refreshments in the CRAFTED marketplace. Happy trick or treating.

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            Anything Pink!

            Posted October 8th, 2014

            October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Visit CharMel Jewelry and the R-Sew-Cute, Shop 142,  and purchase “anything pink” and a portion of your purchase price will go to Step 4 Life. Step 4 Life is a fantastic organization that hosts cancer awareness events, promotes wellness and social activities for those currently battling cancer, those who have won the battle, and loved ones who have family members diagnosed with the disease. After you make your pink purchase, you will receive a free gift as a thank you for your donation.


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              New Shops

              Posted October 5th, 2014

              Visit these great new shops in the craft market.

              Van Go Woodworks, Shop 101 

              This shop specializes in custom made reclaimed wood furniture, fine art and home decor. Let them craft a perfect piece for your home.

              The Yellow Lily Pad, Shop 154

              Lilah, owner of The Yellow Lily Pad, decided to pursue crafting full-time after a career change. Citing her mother as her primary inspiration, Lilah has branched off to create a sweet home decor shop. She has created everything from decorative mason jars, canvas art, one-of-a-kind frames, and holiday themed decorations. Lilah also offers personalized wine and champagne glasses.

              Tabatha’s Creations, Shop 178

              Tabatha’s Creations began with a love for beautiful things and lots of bling. Their unique and special designs are inspired by the beautiful world we all live in.  Make your next event special with their personalized decor and customized accessories tailored just for you. Eva, the shop’s owner and designer is also a wedding and event planner with over 30 years of experience. Plan your special day with this handcrafted business!

              THNK DRNK, Shop 183

              Upcycling one piece at a time to make this world a tad more visually appealing. Mike of THNK DRNK repurposes wine and hard liquor bottles and turns them into drinkware and glasses. The top portion becomes a tulip wine flute and bottom portion becomes a beer pint (or beer stein tumbler). For an added element of surprise, Mike takes pop culture art and etches them directly onto the glass.

              Lil’ Annie’s Soap Shop, Shop 193

              Lil’ Annie’s offers a variety of natural and deliciously scented artisan soap bars, liquid soaps, body scrubs, foot scrubs, deodorants, whipped lotions, and more! Your skin will feel silky soft with these lusciously scented body products.

              Epic-Pics, Shop 195

              Epic-Pics is all about the road trip… finding treasures, photographing them, and sharing them with the world in unique pieces of art.

              ECF Art Center, Shop 211

              ECF is adult program of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1946 to help children, students and adults with special needs reach their greatest potential. Visit their shop for amazing ceramics, art, apparel and more.

              Kersey Girl Creations, Shop 131

              Find aprons for the entire family that can be used for cooking, crafting and gardening. Kersey Girl also makes table runners, wall decor, napkins and apparel and accesories. All produts are 100% cotton or cotton blend and oh so soft!

              One-Of-A-Kind Quilting, Shop 131

              Find gorgeous quilts of all sizes plus beautiful wall hangings, tote bags, and table runners. This quilting has intricate detail and fabulous colors. This shop, which is shared with Kersey Girl Creations, also carries a variety of fabrics, tools and supplies for those who share the passion of quilting!

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                Let the craft classes begin!

                Posted September 25th, 2014


                Talented crafts artists are teaching classes in our market! Have you longed to create pretty origami pieces or learn quilting techniques just like our professional crafters? RSVP to a unique and special craft class hosted by your favorite artist. Space is limited so sign up soon. This will be the most fun you’ll have in class – guaranteed!

                Want to teach a class at CRAFTED? Email us at

                Upcoming Schedule:
                9/26/14, 2pm-5pm: Origami Fish – Choose from a rainbow of colors and sticky eyes to glue on. You can transform this fish into boat or a space rocket! Visit the Creation Station.
                9/27/14, 10am-12pm: Quilt Battings, Backings, and Bindings – Have you ever made a quilt top and wondered “What’s Next?”  In this class led by Patsy Johnson Quilts, you will learn how to select the appropriate type of batting; how to “sandwich” your quilt top with the batting and backing; and how to bind the edges of your quilt. $55, RSVP/Questions:
                9/28/14, 12pm-4pm: Japanese Origami DollChoose different sheets of paper to create your own Japanese doll inside a framed medallion. Hang it as an ornament or decoration, and enjoy. Visit the Creation Station.
                9/28/14, 1pm-4pm: Glass Fusing Class – Enjoy a great beginning glass fusing class. Learn the basics of glass, and explore by cutting and designing your own custom project. $55, RSVP/Questions: RSVP:
                9/28/14, 2pm-5pm: Wine, Dine, and Fine Art – The advent of fall is here, as we celebrate with paint the wine harvest season – vineyards, grapes, wine bottle still life – and you can design your own wine label! Enjoy wine country inspired appetizers and desserts! $50, RSVP/Questions:
                10/11/14,  10am-12pm: Beginning Quilting – Learn the basics of quilting. In this intro class you will learn color and fabric selection, rotary cutting, and precise piecing of a quilt block. $55, RSVP/Questions:
                10/19/14, 11:30am-2:30pm: Drawn to Fashion, Fashion Sketching – Join Patricia Samaniego, a fashion mentor for the Accademia di Moda and Mood, the fabric home of Project Runway to learn the secrets to creating beautiful fashion illustrations.  You will learn the foundation of fashion sketching as taught in fashion colleges.  $45, RSVP here.
                 10/19/14, 2pm-5pm: Intro into Metal Clay – Learn to make a pendant from silver clay.  This material is fine silver particles combined with an organic clay binder that, when burned away, leaves the maker with pure silver (no copper alloy). $85, RSVP/Questions:
                10/19/14, 3pm-5:30pm: Chainmail Jewelry – Take a class to learn the ancient art of chainmail.  Learn to make a bracelet using the Byzantine chainmail weave which dates back to the Byzantine era. Class held in Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, Shop 186. $25, RSVP/Questions:
                Times and dates are subject to change. For more craft classes and updates for scheduled times visit our calendar of events at
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                  Make it a Handmade Halloween!

                  Posted September 17th, 2014

                  Get crafty this Halloween with handmade home decor and jewelry accessories. These pretty pieces are both spooky and stylish, and will be sure to compliment any Halloween party you are planning! The goodies are all one-of-a-kind creations, it will haunt you forever if you miss ’em. The horror!

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                    Fantastic Fall Scents with Artisan Candle Co!

                    Posted September 17th, 2014


                    We are welcoming the change of seasons and can’t wait for the first day of fall! The always amazing Artisan Candle Co have blended fabulous fall fragrances for their candle line and are gifting free samples to guests this weekend. Stop by this sweet smelling shop and get a whiff of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie and more! It is sure smelling delicious!

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