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Win a $250 CRAFTED Shopping Spree!

Posted December 3rd, 2014

Enter to win a $250 CRAFTED shopping spree! On every $50 purchase you make between December 5th – December 21st, visit CRAFTED’s beverage station for a chance to win the big prize! Get an entry form for every $50 spent by showing your receipts and checking-in to CRAFTED on your favorite social media account. The winner will be announced via email and Facebook on Friday, December 26. Good luck!

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    12 Days of Craftsmas

    Posted December 3rd, 2014
    Give the elves a break and make it a handmade holiday! Join us for the 12 Days of Craftsmas – a DIY celebration.  Talented CRAFTED artisans will teach you how to make festive take home projects all through December. Spread some holiday cheer with a personalized gift for those special people on your holiday list. All activities will be held in the Creation Station.
    Let the making begin!
    December 5th
    Make a reindeer ornament with BEDE.
    Time: 2-4 pm
    Materials Fee: $1

    December 6th
    Make a shrinky dink ornament with THNK DRNK.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $2

    December 7th
    Make a custom holiday card with The Yellow Lily Pad.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $3

    December 12th
    Make a holiday hair bow with Leather E.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $5

    December 13th
    Make a holiday votive candle holder with Artisan Candle Company.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $5

    December 14th
    Make a holiday sun catcher with The Vintage Stop.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $6

    December 19th
    Make a paper Hanukkah banner with KIDTYME.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $2

    December 20th
    Sew a tree ornament with One-of-a-Kind Quilting.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $4

    December 21st
    Make a melted snowman ornament with Tabatha’s Creations.
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Materials Fee: $4

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      Shop Small this Holiday Season!

      Posted November 20th, 2014

      Small Business Saturday, Nov 29, is just around the corner. Find wonderful handmade gift ideas, tree trimming decorations, food and all the fixings in our charming handmade market. Join thousands around the world and pledge to shop small on November 29, and make it a handmade holiday!

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        Straight Outta Brooklyn

        Posted November 19th, 2014

         

        We are thrilled to announce that Etsy HQ will be visiting SoCal’s largest craft marketplace, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles from December 19th – 21st. This is a rare chance to visit the amazing Etsy pop-up booth during the holidays on the west coast. Talk to Etsy reps in person! Enter to win the Etsy raffle along with Etsy workshops showcased all day. Sign up for the new Etsy reader on-site! Enjoy free gift wrapping and a screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” too!

        On December 20, The SoCal Etsy Guild is back with a holiday edition of the “Mom & Pop-Up Shop” at CRAFTED. This one-day festival showcases dozens of Southern California’s  modern makers of handmade soaps and lotions, clothing and jewelry, treats both sweet and savory, and so much more. Combined with the makers inside CRAFTED’s permanent marketplace, you’ll get to shop creations from over 100 of the best local crafters around — all while enjoying live music, art projects for all ages, a hula hoop station, and face painting.

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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)

          Specials:

          Shop Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry

           

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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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