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Music: When Pigs Fly

Posted September 26th, 2013

This Sunday afternoon, join us for a one-of-a-kind blend of traditional Americana and Celtric music when the talented bunch, When Pigs Fly, join us for a live performance in our market.

“When Pigs Fly! celebrates the musical traditions of the British Isles and its evolution in America. Our Celtic aires will pull at your heart strings, and our jigs and reels will set your feet in motion. American traditional music is celebrated from seafaring Colonial times to bluegrass, and from Appalachia to Cowboy. Please stay awhile; get to know us, browse our pages and give a listen to our music. And if you attend one of our concerts or events, please introduce yourself. We would like to know who is flying around with us!”

from: When Pigs Fly

When: Sunday, September 26, 2-5:30pm

Where: The Demonstration Area

Cost: FREE!


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    July & August Wrap Up

    Posted September 18th, 2013

    We invited so many new, wonderful artists into our space this July and August – our market has never felt more full or vibrant. It gets more rich and exciting every day.

    We kicked off summer with CRAFTED summer school, fun craft classes taught by our talented vendors and artists. Guests learned how to wire wrap with Nagare, or the art of chain mail jewelry with Eileen of Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry.

    The Red Poppy Art Bar joined us for an amazing art class complete with wine tasting that made this event perfect for a girls day out or a date with that special someone.

    We’ve also invited outside popup vendors to enjoy the summer weather! The luxe beauty boutique bareMinerals joined us for a weekend of free makeovers in our market. This glamorous boutique was decked out to the nines with great beauty products, wonderful staff, and a pretty gorgeous chandelier. We love this company!

    And – after months of anticipation we are proud to announce that the Long Beach Derby Gals now call CRAFTED home. These terrific athletes wanted to throw a fantastic party in their new space, and hosted the first ever Roller Disco in our craft market! This fun, family-friendly day was a way to introduce our visitors to the derby gals and welcome them to their new home at CRAFTED. Their first match, MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU BOUT, was held on September 14.

    We’ve introduced so many fun new elements into this warehouse space, we hope you like what we have in store in the upcoming months. Check out our amazing new vendor roster which grows and grows every day. Don’t forgot to shop local and buy handmade, and come see us again soon on the LA Waterfront!

    Upcoming Events: September 28 – 11am-4pm: Keep On Truckin Retail Truck Bonanza

    October 26 – 11am – 6pm: SoCal Etsy Guild Presents our Mom & Pop Up Shop – Details TBD

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      Harbor Jazz Ensemble

      Posted September 11th, 2013



      The swinging Jazz quintet, Harbor Jazz Ensemble, will be performing this Saturday, September 14 from 2-5:30pm. They are ready to set the tone for a fun weekend full of shopping! Get grooving with this fun group all afternoon!

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        New Vendors August

        Posted September 4th, 2013



        Art and Photography By Barry, #A134

        Barry is a photographer new to the market. His eclectic style is humorous, unique and exciting. He mixes photography with painting, science, computer altered imagery and graphic design. Check out these fantastic creations at affordable prices, and meet the man behind the camera!




        BEDE – Heart Rosaries, #A141

        Beautiful one-of-a-kind rosaries. The traditional Catholic rosary template is used but with a spiritual rather than religious focus. Find a unique selection of Native American crosses, Tibetan and African glass beads and hand-carved bone figures and gemstones.




        Silk Paintings by Susan Patricia, #A160

        Gorgeous, vibrant and colorful silk creations by the amazingly talented Susan Patricia. Several are tropical themed and all are worth marveling over!




        Dragonfly Dyeworks, #A174

        A place to find beautiful hand-dyed fabrics and some of the things that can be created with them. Fantastic clothing items will make you stand out in the crowd with the amazing work by Dragonfly Dyeworks!




        The Indigo Isle, #A124

        It’s really hard to miss, so check out the massive 11-foot long weaving loom that has landed in our market. This booth will have amazing demonstrations by the lovely Dana of Indigo Isle. Dana specializes in one-of-a-kind fine hand woven wallets, clutches, purses, rugs, wall hangings, & accouterments.




        Pure Natural Diva Botanicals, #A211

        100% Natural Botanical perfumes. This great scented line debuted in NYX at the Elements Showcase. This line provides a natural alternative for women avoiding synthetic ingredients.




        Boy Cherie, #A211

         Delicate and feminine jewelry line located in the fragrance booth, A211!





        Quirky Creatures, #A185

        Quirky Creatures creates wonderful one of a kind home decor, art and accessories with a humorous and elegant touch. This fine handy-work will be like nothing you have ever owned – and surely will bring a smile to your face. Check out the talent by visiting Quirky Creatures !


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          September Food Trucks

          Posted September 4th, 2013



           September 6, 12-3:30
           The Grub Cart
           September 13, 12-3:30
           Don Chow tacos


           September 20, 12-3:30


           September 27, 12-3:30
           Mangia on Wheels


           September  7, 11-3:30
           Great American Burger truck
           September  14, 11:30-4
          Burger Luchador
           September  21, 11-3:30
           Phantom Foods


           September  28, 11-3:30
           Reuben Truck




           September  8, 11:30-4
          George’s Greek Truck


           September  15, 11:30-4
           The Gourmet Taco
           September  22, 11:30-4
           Tokyo Doggie Style
           September  29, 11:30-4
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            Keep On Truckin

            Posted September 4th, 2013

            Our fun, family friendly retail truck festival is BACK in our craft marketplace, Saturday, September 28 from 11am-4pm! A few of the finest trucks from the LA area are rolling in our lot for a one day only retail truck bonanza. You may never see all these trucks in one place again!

            We had such an amazing event last time, we couldn’t resist having one more before summer ends.

            Share this event – spread the word! Don’t forget to RSVP on our event page!

            *Free Parking and Free Admission*

            View some of the photos from our first event here: Keep On Truckin

            Plus, Wine & Beer with Off The Vine and a  Raffle to win Cirque Du Soleil Tickets

            Some of the trucks scheduled:

            The Reuben Truck

            BLVD LOVE

            Record Truck

             Alegria Bazaar

            The Fashion Driven Truck 

            Le Fashion Truck

            J.D. Luxe Boutique

            Dig Thriftique

            Beth’s Beauty Bus

            …plenty more to come!

            AND Live Music with Triple Dog Dare!

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              Tri-Art Preview at CRAFTED

              Posted August 29th, 2013

              Come to CRAFTED, Saturday, September 7 from 1 to 2pm for a TriArt Fest preview. We will showcase a diverse dance performance drawn from the 19 companies featured in the SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival. Peoples Place San Pedro brings audience participation with Jan Kain and members of one of San Pedro’s most popular dance schools. New this year is Maha and Company. Maha Afra performs from multiple cultures including Middle Eastern, Bollywood, Latino, and Afrocuban. Louise Reichlin/ LA Choreographers & Dancers, returns for their 6th year at the Festival with her nationally known company, featuring joyous modern and contemporary dance.


              This year the SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival, is a free family event featuring dance, music & crafts is on Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 at the Ports O’ Call Village, Special Events Dance Stage, 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731. See them here at Crafted first!!!

              Go to for a complete schedule of Dance and Music activities.

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                Back to school

                Posted August 28th, 2013


                 Students will make the grade with great back to school picks for girls, guys and cute kids!


                1. Bath Bombs

                Get a great soak in the tub (after a long day of class) with these awesome bath bombs, LEVEL Naturals, Booth A182

                2. Assorted Greeting Cards/Stationary 

                Moving away to college? Be sure to write home with cute cards and stationary, Mixed and Matched, Booth A160

                3. Desk Lamp

                Cute up-cycled desk lamp made out of re-purposed books, r[cubed], Booth A119

                4. Wooden Desk 

                Rustic handcrafted desk great for dorm rooms, r[cubed], Booth A119

                5. Small Stationary

                Awesome for handwritten notes to your roommate, Quirky Creatures, Booth A185

                6. Collage Journal 

                Studying for finals will be a breeze when you take notes with a fun pocket journal, Mixed and Matched, Booth A160

                7. iPad case

                Keep your iPad secure with this lovely case, UNICEF, Booth A106


                1. “Tikibu” Carved Skateboard Deck

                Cruise to class with this gorgeous deck, Wood Brain, Booth A122

                2. Metal + Leather Bookmark 

                Handsome book mark for those heavy texts, Philip Vargas Art,  Booth A127

                3. Natural Soap 

                Stay so fresh and so clean, LEVEL Naturals, Booth A182

                4. Hand-painted Notecard Box

                Store notes for studyin’, Quirky Creatures, Booth A 185

                5. Cork Keychain 

                Never again will you loose those dorm keys, r[cubed], Booth A119

                6. Glass Coasters (Set of 4) 

                For all the late night coffee drinkers, Enchanted Chic, Booth A115

                7. Hand-painted Sketchbook 

                Get your sketch on in art class, Quirky Creatures, Booth A185

                8. Subject Journals

                Check out these awesome journals made out of old textbooks, Brown Bag Books, Booth A116


                1. Pencil and Eraser Case 

                Cute striped supply case, fINdings, A122

                2. Assorted Children’s Books 

                Practice the ABC’s with kids books, Brown Bag Books, A116

                3. 1st Day of School Dress 

                Be the stylish kid in class, Grace&May, Booth A148

                4. Flower Pigtail Bows 

                Curlicues never looked cuter, Grace&May, Booth A148

                5. Handmade Colored Pencils

                Great big pencils for small hands, UNICEF, Booth A106

                6. ISpy Bag 

                Kids Educational Game, KIDTYME, Booth A150


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                  Balloon Origami Lamps

                  Posted August 28th, 2013


                  Make a string of 20 origami balloon lights at CRAFTED!

                  COST: $60

                  BRING A FRIEND 2 for $100.

                  (Price includes instruction and all materials to make a string of origami lights)

                  To RSVP please e-mail Amanda at (preferred) or call 818.640.8763.

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                    Labor Day Weekend

                    Posted August 21st, 2013


                    CRAFTED will have a booth aboard the USS IOWA for Labor Day Weekend, August 31 from 9am-5pm! We will be celebrating the American Worker with Go Country 105 FM. Bring the kids to play a game to win prize in the CRAFTED booth – plus check out the view of the beautiful LA Waterfront. Live music, plenty of delicious food and community booths will also be in attendance!

                    Our market will be open regular hours for Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Sunday from 11am-6pm.

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