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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 info@craftedportla.com.

    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: pajatlast@aol.com
    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: enchantedchicbz@yahoo.com
    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: sharitipichart@gmail.com
    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: pajatlast@aol.com
    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: delia@phoenixmagyk.com
    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: ekarrigan@gmail.com
    Times and dates are subject to change. For more craft classes and updates for scheduled times visit our calendar of events at www.craftedportla.com/calendar
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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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          Edible Garden Demo Project

          Posted September 10th, 2014

           

          Sweet peppers, tomatoes and beets, oh my! We are thrilled to team up with Green Girl Farms to launch a brand new edible garden at CRAFTED. This cool container garden concept was installed last week, and our friends at Green Girl have been busy planting delectable bok choy, cucumbers, turnips, garlic and leeks. Stay tuned for regular harvest sales, talks and classes with Master Gardener, Lara Hughey. Share your pictures of the garden on social media using the hashtag #craftedgarden.

          Happy harvesting!

           

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            Mom & Pop-Up Shop

            Posted September 4th, 2014

             

            The SoCal Etsy Guild is back with a holiday edition of the “Mom & Pop-Up Shop” at CRAFTED, December 20. 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.

            Are you a maker of high-end handmade goods? Apply to be a vendor here.

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              Picnic Essentials

              Posted September 3rd, 2014

              While summer is winding down, the weather is still so gorgeous! Enjoy the California rays with these handpicked picnic and tailgating essentials from the market. Perfect for a trip to the Hollywood Bowl or just lounging around in your backyard. Impress your guests at your next barbecue with these handcrafted essentials. It’s an endless summer, indeed.

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                Tall Ships and duck craft weekend!

                Posted August 27th, 2014


                 

                We had such a blast at the Tall Ships Festival last weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited the pop-up shop and brought their family down to make a paper duck hat – they were such a hit. We spotted duck hats all over San Pedro, and even a few on the freeway. Over 7,000 duck hats were made over the course of the five-day fest and the creativity we saw in each individual hat blew us away! We loved to spread our handmade happiness to the visitors of Tall Ships and share a sample of our amazing craft marketplace to those who have never been.

                The World’s Largest Rubber Duck, one of the stars of the festival, is still in town for another two weeks. The Port of Los Angeles has provided a full schedule of duck appearances called the Duck Days of Summer. In line with the duck days, we decided to keep the fun rolling by an encore Tall Ships craft weekend in the market. Click through the gallery below to find a few of the fun crafts we’ll be making this weekend only!

                 

                 

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                  Sale in Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry

                  Posted August 27th, 2014

                   

                  Visit Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, Shop 186, for an amazing sale running from August 29 – August 31. Eileen is a jeweler with a wide range of natural stones and chainmail pieces. Her use of beautiful materials will be sure to catch your eye. Browse beads, rocks, and jewelry supplies for sale in the shop.

                  Sale Info:

                  Spend $20, receive $5 off
                  Spend $50, receive $10 off
                  Spend $75, receive $15 off
                  Spend $100, receive $20 off

                  Shop the sale all weekend long!

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                    Market Schedule for Tall Ships!

                    Posted August 20th, 2014

                    CRAFTED is thrilled to be a part of the Tall Ships Festival at the L.A. Waterfront. We are celebrating by hosting special market open hours this Thursday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will be open our regular business hours Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop gorgeous handmade goods, and tons of nautical themed items created especially for the festival!

                    We will have live music this Saturday in the market, take a break and enjoy the funky sounds of The Kind DJ from 2-5:30 p.m.. We will also have tasty food trucks everyday to satisfy your appetite.
                    8/21, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: The Garbage Truck
                    8/22, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: Dodo Island Creperie
                    8/23, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: Taco Obsession
                    8/24, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: The Kosher Palate

                    Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, Shop. 186 will run a special sale August 21-24. View the details here!

                    All Port parking lots are pay-to-park during this special event weekend.  But, you can park for free Thursday-Sunday at CRAFTED by spending $10+ in the market. Show your receipt(s) at the Beverage Station for your $5 reimbursement. (Most weekends parking at CRAFTED is free!)

                    For tickets to the Tall Ships Festival please click here!

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