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Christmas Trees Sold Here!

Posted December 11th, 2013

Purchase a beautiful tree at CRAFTED this weekend! You will be sure to find a fresh and amazing smelling Christmas tree this season in our lot.  Prices are super affordable indeed. Proceeds from your purchase directly support the Mountain and Sea Educational Adventures (MSA). These folks run marine biology camps for kids on Catalina Island, in Newport, and the Cabrillo Youth Center.  They also have a mountain camp in Alpine Meadows.   The mission of MSA is simple: Teach environmental education in a manner which increases the awareness of the environment, raises the spirit of participants, and builds their character.  These fundraisers help to raise money for disadvantaged kids to be able to attend camps.

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    Sip & Shop

    Posted December 4th, 2013


    Sip and Shop

    Thousands of handmade gifts, live music, and wine and beer from Off the Vine at happy hour prices!

    Squeeze in some happy hour shopping with a glass of wine or delicious craft beer!  Support 100s of local artists and artisans in our beautifully refurbished 1940s era warehouse on the LA Waterfront.  Gifts from the heart, made by the hand, for everyone on your list!

    PARENTS: bring the kids to our CREATION STATION to make fun holiday crafts while you shop – it’s open late too!

    December 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Theme: O Christmas Sweater

    December 13, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Theme: Take me on a Holiday Cruise

    December 20, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Theme: 50’s/60’s Cocktail Party
    (reminiscent of a popular tv show with a trademarked name)

    Themes are 1) totally optional, and 2) open to broad interpretation.


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      12 Days of CRAFTSmas

      Posted December 1st, 2013


      Craft every day until Christmas!

      Give the elves a break and make it a handmade holiday! Join us for the 12 Days of CRAFTSmas here at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.
      Some of our talented artists will be hosting their own DIY (that’s Do-It-Yourself) make-and-takes in November and December. Spread some holiday cheer with a personalized gift for those special people on your CRAFTSmas list!

      Schedule of Activities

      1st Day of CRAFTSmas: Puzzle Piece Reindeer by Lindsay Sochar, 1-3pm, November 29

      2nd Day of CRAFTSmas: Glass Fusing Snowflakes and Menorahs by Enchanted Chic, 1-3pm, November 30

      3rd Day of CRAFTSmas: Paper Roses by The Jungle Bee, 1-3pm, December 1

      4th Day of CRAFTSmas: Cotton Ball Wreaths by Zona, 1-3pm, December 6

      5th Day of CRAFTSmas: Ornament by r^3, 1-3pm, December 7

      6th Day of CRAFTSmas: Cup Cosies by Dragonfly Dyeworks, 12-2pm, December 8

      7th Day of CRAFTSmas: Flower Pencil Wrap by Leather E, 1-3pm, December 13 (see photo)

      8th Day of CRAFTSmas: Holiday Hair Barrette  by KIDTYME, 1-3pm, December 14

      9th Day of CRAFTSmas: Beaded Snowflakes by Belandaria Designs, 12-2pm, December 15

      10th Day of CRAFTSmas: Peanut Reindeer by Phoenix Magyk, 2-4pm, December 20

      11th Day of CRAFTSmas: Holiday Magnets by  Mi Luna Azul, 12-2pm, December 21

      12th Day of CRAFTSmas: Candy Cane Reindeer by APC Photography,  12-2pm, December 22


      (Small Fee May Apply for Crafts. CRAFTSmas is held in the Creation Station.)

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        When Pigs Fly – Nov 30

        Posted November 27th, 2013

        Join us for our first totally Christmas performance!  The famously talented When Pigs Fly! ensemble is performing for us on Small Business Saturday, November 30, from 2-:5:30pm. Look forward to a mostly traditional gig, with a few contemporary songs sprinkled in. This live show is free and open to the public.
        For more Small Business Saturday buzz, including discounts and special offers visit the Small Business Saturday page.
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          Santa on Small Business Saturday

          Posted November 27th, 2013

          We couldn’t celebrate Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, without a guest appearance by Santa and Ms. Claus! Capture the spirit of the holidays as Santa browses the market for the finest handmade goods! Where else does a guy who has everything go for inspiration? Get a chance to meet Santa in person for  Small Business Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. We also have a free giveaway to our first 200 shoppers when we open at 11 a.m. so arrive early!

          For more Small Business Saturday fun, click here.

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            Nutcracker Dancing

            Posted November 27th, 2013

            San Pedro staples of the San Pedro Ballet School will be performing a preview of their annual Nutcracker Suite Ballet in our market. Join these talented ballerinas  for their 20th anniversary of this classic performance. Ballet previews will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Bring the family for an amazing show.

            Santa will also be browsing the market, after all, where does a guy who has everything get his gifts from? Santa and Ms. Claus will be visiting with customers from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

            For more Small Business Saturday fun, check out a list of activities here.


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              Specials for Small Business Saturday

              Posted November 27th, 2013


              We want to thank our wonderful patrons for supporting small businesses year-round and would like to extend specials deals and discounts for customers on Small Business Saturday, November 30. The first 200 customers into CRAFTED on November 30 will receive a gift, free of charge. Happy Holidays.

              Vendor Specials/Promos & Giveaways

              Belandaria Designs, A152: If you purchase $30 or more, we’ll give you an automatic $5.00 off.
              If you purchase $50 or more, we’ll give you a free pair of rose post earrings also.
              If you spend $100 or more, we’ll give you a $10 gift card in addition to other promos . These are all for places like cold stone, starbucks, burger king, etc. And are great stocking stuffers! The more you buy, the more free stuff you get!
              Also, 10% of all proceeds of sales on SBS and Black Friday will go to Philippine Aid.

              Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, A187:
              $5 off on $25
              $10 off on $50
              $15 off on $75
              $20 off on $100
              Or Free Jewelry Class Gift Certificate with purchases over $50

              grace&may, A148: 20% sale off select styles at our booth. It’s actually a sale “wagon” :). This sale will be ongoing until the end of the year!

              Julie’s Kraft Shack, A183: $5.00 off any $25.00 purchase / $10.00 any $50.00 purchase / $15.00 off any $75.00 purchase and $20.00 off any $100.00 purchase.

              Jen’s Jewels, A121: Buy 2 items, receive 10% off
              3 items, receive 15% off
              4 items, receive 20% off
              5 or more receive 25% off.
              (excludes stacker rings. All stacker rings will be $20)  (Nov 30)

              Vintage Stop, A130:  3 for 20  sun-catcher ornaments  lighting  25% off. 20%  off on upholstery jobs until January 31st

              Phoenix Magyk, A114: Receive a bronze or fine silver charm with purchases of $25 or more. (Nov 30)

              Upcycled Mason Designs, A126: On purchases of $30 or more, you will receive $5.00 off your purchase. Purchases of $100 or more, will receive $10 off.

              CharMel Handcrafted Jewelry/ R Sew Cute, A143

              For the Holidays, CharMel is offering 40% off of regular price items for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. In addition take advantage of the already marked down “Pink Tag” sale items which are 30% – 50% off.

              R Sew Cute has Christmas Items at a fantastic value! Christmas Table Runners – 70-72”, Christmas Mug Rugs, Christmas Tree Skirts, Stocking Stuffers – Pocket Tissue Holder

              Knotical Art, A191: Show casing a very important piece from the Tanker SS Sansinena on Fri,Sat,and Sunday. Also customers who spend 75.00 or more will get a free Knotical Art T-shirt next Saturday. All Keychains will be $10.

              Vintage Stop, A130:  3 for 20  sun-catcher ornaments  lighting  25% off. 20%  off on upholstery jobs until January 31st

              London House of Dolls, A126: Tiny Tea Dyed Handmade Cloth Rag Dolls going on sale for $38.00

              JDN73, A127

              Spend $50.oo or more on JDN73 products in this booth, receive this LA tote bag FREE.


              Red Car Market, A144

              Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite foodie? For only $2 Red Car Market will assemble your purchase in a holiday gift basket.


              Bonus! Please enter to win our

              FREE Raffle – prizes include…

              2-for-1 ticket to the Grand Annex and designer Warner Grand mug

              $25 in CRAFTED cash

              Flag from the Battleship IOWA, with Certificate of Authenticity, and tickets for four for the battleship

              Gift from OFF THE VINE

              Signed and numbered silk-screen posters from Brouwerij West

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                New Vendors

                Posted November 21st, 2013

                NEW VENDORS AT CRAFTED


                Artisan Candle Company, Booth A104

                Natural soy scented candles in a variety of fragrances. There is something for everyone in the Artisan Candle Company booth. New Holiday scents have arrived. Breathe in…







                RaDali Art & Dzign, A179

                Art, silk scarves, ceramics, handbags, home accessories and beautifully crafted items inspired by artist Sheena’s personal journey.






                 WildWords, Booth A119

                Poet and Photographer Joannie creates clever art and inspirational work in the WildWords booth.







                Upcycled Mason Designs & London House Of Dolls, Booth A123

                Creative and  upcycled eco-friendly mason jar products. Find a gorgeous and modern soap dispensors and fun sippy jars in this booth.

                London House of Dolls creates the finest handcrafted dolls with gorgeous fabrics and detail.





                Keep On Givin’, Booth A192

                Beautifully created crochet work and adorable accessories in this brand new booth.






                Tamara Noor, A172

                Beautifully delicate yet strong statement pieces by Tamara.



                 Planet Popcorn, A213 

                We know that our planet would be much better with more popcorn. Try plenty of awesome gourmet flavors with Planet Popcorn, market stall A213.









                Noral Collections, Booth A132

                Boogie has a fun and funky photo booth in his space. Check out his custom tee shirts, prints, hats and jewelry, too!

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                  Potato Stampin’ Party

                  Posted November 21st, 2013

                  Create custom Thanksgiving decor with an extra potato and some fabric paint. Use this cool potato stamp trick to design your own pretty napkins for Turkey Day dinner. If you need additional help, visit our Creation Station this weekend to create your own potato stamp. You can try this project at home with friends, with this fun visual guide. Step-by-step instructions as you click through the gallery. You are a stamping queen – or king! Happy Thanksgiving.


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                    Posted November 21st, 2013

                    Make November better with a mustache! Movember is a movement to raise awareness for men’s heath issues. These issues range from cancer to mental health and more. Awareness is raised by growing spectacular facial hair for the entire month of November, raising funds and starting a conversation.  Learn more about the huge movement here. We’ve browsed the market for the finest mustachioed items around – and this is what we found. (Please keep in mind that purchases of these items do not -as far as we know – support the Movember movement directly, but are a great way to sport and support mustaches all year long!) Check out the gift gallery here:


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