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Weekend Music: Aug 17-18

Posted August 14th, 2013

Great music lineup this weekend in our market! On Saturday, the electric blues band, The Silver Kings, are back for a second performance following the awesome Etsy Craft Party reception in June. Plus another bluesy filled Sunday afternoon.


Saturday, August 17 from 2-5:30pm

The Silver Kings play very traditional early Electric blues of the 40’s and early 50’s. Guitar, Stand up Bass, and Harmonica, suitcase bass drum make up the fantastic eclectic sound.






Sunday, August 18 from 2-5:30pm

Jodi Siegel was born in in Chicago, IL, and is a talented blues-guitarist that has opened for Albert King and Screaming Jay Hawkins. She incorporates her jazz, pop, and R&B influences into her unique performances.

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    New Vendors: July/August

    Posted August 14th, 2013

    Welcome these fantastic new vendors to our market for the months of July and August by visiting their brand new booths and saying, “hello”!

    Aicher’s Pop Kustom Shoppe, marketstall A118

    Scott Aicher grew up in the south bay doing art for local bands and working as an illustrator for surf companies. He is influenced by Ed Roth, Rick Griffin, Mad Magazine, Robert Crumb and Gary Panter. He collects things at Flea Markets and re-purposes them. He lives in San pedro in a cottage home with his wife and two small dogs to guide his visions.


    r[cubed], marketstall A119

    R cubed makes home decor out of 95% recycled materials, such as lamps and lighting fixtures, candle holders, mason jar wall decor, tiki torches and other odds and ends. Their primary materials are mostly wine and beer bottles, mason jars, and reclaimed wood.


    Brown Bag Books, marketstall A116

    Brown Bag Books makes handmade journals out of awesome re-purposed materials. Find a great used book selection in this wonderful new addition to the market.




    Art by Suz’n, marketstall A195

    Suz’n creates fine art with watercolor, acrylic, and water based oil. Custom pieces and artclasses are in the works!



    Astralcreaciones, marketstall A177 

    Astralcreaciones is a family company created 20 years ago – with their our own style and personality, and different designs in Solid Sterling Silver Jewelry. Interested in working with different materials ( leather, gemstones, crystal, pearls). But always creating unique designs, that are truly one-of-a-kind.



    LeeLee’s Jewels, marketstall A109

    Specializes in handmade body jewelry which includes body chains, hair crowns, headbands and creative bracelets.

    Rococo, marketstall A108

    Creating pretty customized apparel with sparkly gems and jewels.


    Diana Hemmings Art, A173

    Interesting art creations by the lovely, Diana Hemmings.




    R-Sew Cute!, marketstall A143

    Sewing awesome creations like quilts, gym towels, and cute fabric coasters in the CharMel Jewelry booth. Sew super cute!

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      Tie-Dye in the Creation Station!

      Posted August 7th, 2013

      It’s tie dye time! Bring that comfy tee you’ve always loved to create your own unique tie dye project, perfect for those summer concert festivals and long vacations. Even better, show  a little CRAFTED love by purchasing your own CRAFTED tee to dip and dye with fun and funky colors.

      Visit our Creation Station for Tie Dye fun:

      Friday, August 9: 11-3pm

      Saturday, August 10: 11-6pm

      Sunday, August 11: 11-6pm

      Cost: $5 BYO-Tee  // $10 Tie Dye with a CRAFTED Tee!

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        bareMinerals “Go Bare” Tour of America 2013

        Posted July 31st, 2013

        The bareMinerals “Go Bare” Tour of America 2013 is making a stop at CRAFTED. The decked out and dazzling pop-up beauty boutique will be at our market August 16 through August 18. The go bare tour has a simple mission – spreading the best beauty tips, tricks and delicious treats across the country! Find the perfect base with a complimentary foundation fittings and application.

        Share your own bareMinerals experience, beauty tips and favorite indulgences by using #GOBARE in the digital world. A twitter charged bareMinerals vending machine will unlock surprise gifts by tweeting your secret indulgences to @bareMinerals using #GOBARE.

        Get ready to Go Bare this summer in this unique beauty playground. For more information on the tour please visit, WWW.GOBARETOUR.COM

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          Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry

          Posted July 31st, 2013

           Eileen, the brains behind Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, is opening a new bead boutique in our market Aug. 2. Grab all your semi-precious beads, natural stones and crystals, pendants and jewelry supplies in this unique bead experience. This grand opening weekend, enjoy 15% off all orders $0-99 and 25% off all over over $100. That’s quite a bargain – get these beads while they’re hot! Visit Eileen’s booth for more information on upcoming craft classes about chainmail, wire wrapping, and basic jewelry techniques like crimping.

          Visit booth A187 to check out the boutique!

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            Craft Party

            Posted July 25th, 2013


            Did you have a blast at the Etsy Craft Party? We are hosting another fun and family-friendly craft night, August 23 from 5-7:30pm. Then, walk across the street to watch a free movie screening (It’s the Avengers!) hosted by the Port of Los Angeles. Here’s a current list of schedule entertainment and crafts:

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            Craft Party Schedule of Activities

            Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry – A187
            Make & Take: Kids stretchy bracelet.

            CharMel & R Sew cute – A142
            Make & Take: Earrings.

            Nagare – A206
            Make & Take: Keychain with Scrabble tile or domino charm.

            Tile Painting for craft for community
            Paper jewelry

            Phoenix Magyk – A114
            Make and TAKE:Metal Clay DEMO
            Make & take charm bracelet or necklace
            + nerf dart game

            Red Car Market – A144
            Mole Pizza Recipe

            Belandaria Designs – A152
            “Hey Sailor” lariat necklace

            Grace&May – A148
            Plinko GAME!

            Paradise Preserves – A199
            Throw the ring around the Mexicola bottle, win a jellie cutie!

            Mike’s Pen’s and Things – A192
            Match the two duckies and win a prize!

            Saints & Sinners – A150
            Decorate a cupcake – yum!

            Face Painting by Kamara

            Henna and Glitter Tattoos with Glitter Goose!

            Food by Vella Pizza and Andy’s Cart (Dogs)

            Wine and Craft Beer with Off The Vine

            ….more to come!


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              Cirque Du Soleil “TOTEM”

              Posted July 25th, 2013

              CRAFTED is thrilled to offer our guests and fans
              $10 off select ticket orders.  Click here!



              Harbor Area Residents are invited to enjoy 2 tickets for $99 and save $71 per pair on select performances.*

              TOTEM from Cirque du Soleil is NOW PLAYING through November 10th at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA.

              No promo code needed, the discount has already been applied when applicable. Must be a resident of the Harbor Area. No additional taxes or fees.

              We look forward to seeing you under the Big Top!


              CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles welcomes Cirque Du Soleil to the LA Waterfront this October. We will have special hours in anticipation of this phenomenal show. Several of our vendors are creating fantastic one-of-a-kind creations inspired by this unique event. Check our calendar for our extended hours, and don’t miss out on Cirque Du Soleil’s TOTEM.

              About TOTEM

              Since its Montreal World Premiere in April 2010, more than 2 million people across Canada, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience that The San Francisco Chronicle described as “whimsically seductive and the most enjoyable show to come along from Cirque du Soleil in quite awhile” and The New York Times referred to as “What’s the next level after impressed? Amazed? Awe-struck? Whatever it is, that emotion arrives often in TOTEM. This is one very sharp show. TOTEM is thrilling.” In May 2013, TOTEM won a Drama Desk Award in New York City for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience. Written and directed by world-renown multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

              Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

              Robert Lepage is the director Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ, and Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Tour. Immediately following the opening of TOTEM in 2010, Lepage directed the recent Wagner Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. “The Blue Dragon,” co-written with Marie Michaud, the sequel to Lepage’s “The Dragon’s Trilogy” will be performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival this September.

              For more information, visit



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                Red Poppy Art Bar

                Posted July 25th, 2013

                We are partnering up with the Red Poppy Art Bar for this fun event!

                Two great painting parties at CRAFTED JULY 27.  (2 for 1 discount applies to Paint and Sip Party Only)

                Open Paint Event

                We provide you a mini 4×4 deco canvas and all the materials you need to paint.
                Bring your own inspiration or use some of ours, the choice is yours.  Be free to create! Families welcome!

                  Paint and Sip Event

                $40 RSVP in advance and receive a 2 for 1 discount!
                Crafted vendor and artist Shari Tipich {of Fancy Home} will be leading a group, step-by-step, through an artwork on a 16×20 canvas!  Off the Vine Wines, San Pedro’s only fine wine shoppe, will be on hand with delicious artisan wines – the best part?  Two glasses are INCLUDED in your event ticket.   Art and wine is the best combination.   This event is 18+ and alcohol will only be served to those 21+, so make sure you have valid photo id.
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                  No Sew Bow Video Tutorial

                  Posted July 24th, 2013

                  NO-SEW D.I.Y. VIDEO TUTORIAL

                  Lindsay Sochar, the resident craft coordinator and all around awesome lady, teaches you how to make a “No Sew Bow” with simple materials you can find at home. Watch the video to see how to make a fine bow tie for the debonair man in your life, or a pretty bow clip for your summer hairdos. The instructions are so simple in this fun little video.



                  CRAFTED DIY: No-Sew Bow from CRAFTED port la on Vimeo.




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                    Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

                    Posted July 24th, 2013

                    CRAFTED is happy to welcome fabulous and artistic new vendors to our handmade market. Check out some of the beautiful photos from our grand opening celebrations. We had ribbon cuttings in their freshly painted booths, and a champagne toast to add to the festivities. If you are interested in joining in on all the fun, find the full vendor FAQs by clicking here.

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