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Creation Station

Posted February 12th, 2013

 

Time To Create…

 

Our Creation Station is getting a makeover thanks to our new craft coordinator, Lindsay Sochar. Lindsay has been an artist her whole life, and will be hosting amazing craft classes in the upcoming months as well as fun make-and-takes most weekends. The Creation Station is a spot where you can unleash your creativity and make like our artists do. Check out our upcoming craft plans for the Station, we’ll be updating all the time! Also, don’t miss Lindsay’s booth at CRAFTED. It’s filled with paintings, sketches, other artwork and a super comfy couch – right across they way from Creation Station in the back of our market! See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Live Music: Slippers and Barrel Fever Trio

    Posted February 12th, 2013

     

     

    Long Beach has a pretty decent music scene. Slippers is no exception. Slippers is an instrumental jazz/funk quartet from right over the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Their music is “tight, funky and fresh….”, with every band member having years of live performance under their belt,  and a each bandmate mastering a diverse background of musical ability.  They will surely knock your socks off, Saturday is for Slippers!

    When: Saturday, February 16

    Time: 2PM-5:30PM

    Where: The Demonstration Area

    Price: FREE

    This unique and clever trio is a beautiful blend of bluegrass and folk music. Get ready to dosey do. Fellas and ladies stop on by for a knee slappin’, toe tappin’, good time with the lovely Barrel Fever Trio, this Sunday only! Yee haw!

    When: Sunday, February 17

    Time: 2PM-5:30PM

    Where: The Demonstration Area

    Price: FREE

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      February Food Trucks

      Posted February 2nd, 2013

      Love food trucks? So do we! Here’s our yummy lineup of trucks for the month of February. All trucks will be parked in our lot from 11:30-4pm. We offer free parking and fantastic shopping as well as live music most weekends. See you soon!

      February 1

      G’s Taco Spot

      February 2

      Reuben Truck  & Mambo Juice Truck

      February 3

      Romolos Italian Cuisine 

      February 4

      Lobos Truck 

      February 9

      Vchos

      February 10

      Ragin’ Cajun

      February 15

      G’s Taco Spot On Wheels

      February 16

      Burger Luchador

      February 17

      Ludo Truck

      February 22

      TNB BBQ 

      February 23

      Trailer Park Truck 

      February 24

      Slap Yo Mama Truck

      Interested in bringing your food truck to CRAFTED? Email us at: craftedfoodtrucks@mail.com! We are located at 110 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731 and open every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 11am-6pm.

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        Craft With The Bloggers

        Posted January 30th, 2013

         

        Come celebrate Valentine’s day with some of Southern California’s craftiest bloggers! Kelly of Studio DIY, Lauren of A Fabulous Fete, Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery, and Chelsea of Lovely Indeed will be hosting a social Valentine’s Day craft extravaganza that you won’t want to miss. Swing by one of four craft stations to get your hands in on the action, and stick around for photos, giveaways, and fun! Make Mini Heart Piñatas, Balloon Valentines, Fabric Flower Poms and Paper Flower Garlands with some of the great California Craft Bloggers!

        When: February 9, 1-4pm

        Where: The Demonstration Area

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          Success Stories: Honey & Ollie

          Posted January 30th, 2013

          As a part of CRAFTED, artists are given the opportunity to grow their personal business, and expand that business through collaboration. This week we are featuring Rain Hannah of Honey & Ollie. Honey & Ollie will lauch the Six Bad Cats Bead Bar in early February. The newly remodeled booth made its debut earlier this yearRain sat down with us for an interview about her bead bar and other projects. Read all about it below.

          Can you please introduce yourself?

          Rain: I’m Rain Hannah of Honey & Ollie, and Six Bad Cats Beads.

          How did Honey&Ollie start?

          R: Honey&Ollie was the name of my knitting blog, before I was a jeweler. Named after my cats. I took a class from Delia [of Phoenix Magyk] who is another CRAFTED artist. I walked out of her class and just had this moment of, “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” So I started taking jewelry making classes and six months later I was showing at a local art show, I had an etsy shop, it snowballed very quickly.

          So you started out with your etsy shop, how did you get to CRAFTED?

          R: Yes, I started out with my etsy shop. I then started doing art shows…and I saw an ad for CRAFTED. I was the 11th person to get in. My file in the office is 011 – so I was the 11th person! Which is cool, I think I get cookies or something! It was so interesting waiting for CRAFTED to open, I was still doing shows, and working on the website, and WAITING for this to come to fruition, because it’s a game changer. It’s really transformed the whole scope of my business.

          So can you tell us a little bit about your business?

          R: I make artisan jewelry with sterling gemstones and different mixed media components.

          How did the bead bar come about?

          We’ve always wanted to open a little charm bar at the Renaissance festival. I told [CRAFTED] my dream about opening a little charm bar. They let me create this little synergy of retail space. Which is kind of my life dream come true. I’ve always wanted to have a store with art supplies. It’s gonna be all the things that I love, handmade, artisan quality, available for people to buy!

          Tell us a little bit about your brand new bead bar?

          R: I’m very excited about this. Basically, there are a lot of shops that sell beads that are made in Japan, that are made in China, and mass produced all over the world.  Our bead store is a little different, we’re focusing on artisan made beads, by small artist studios. So about 70% of our stock is going to be handmade art beads, toggles, we’ll have some supplies but for the most part it will be handmade.

          Will customers will be able to make their own projects?

          R: We’re opening just with the bead bar, but by mid February we’re hoping to have some maker space, with tools, and a work bar. You can buy a kit with instructions [and a space] where you can sit down and make it right here. We’ll teach you procedures and jewelry techniques. We have a whole bunch of local artists who will come in and teach classes with their own special twist on things. We’ve got some good stuff coming up.

           How can people get more information about Honey&Ollie and Six Bad Cats? 

          R: You can always visit my blog which is honeyandollie.com. We’re also listed on the CRAFTED website. But the BEST way is to come on down and strike up a conversation about what we’ve got going on!

           

           

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            Tribute to the Beatles: Photo Gallery

            Posted January 29th, 2013

            Missed the show? Have no fear, our photos are here! You may not be able to hear the music.. but you can certainly feel the mood of the event… FUN.

            If you WERE at the event.. see if you can find yourself in some of these photos.

            Thanks for coming,

            The CRAFTED Staff

             

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              New Vendor Spotlight – February

              Posted January 26th, 2013

              We would love to welcome the amazing new artists and vendors to our CRAFTED family! Be sure to visit their stalls and say hello!

              First up….

              Krazy Korner – Market Stall A147

              Creepy ghoulish faces hand painted on glass. Nightmarish monster art that can make your skin crawl. Amazingly colorful glasswares are all at Krazy Korner. Los Angeles artist Keith Schafer, dreams up these designs that you will have to see to believe. Krazy Korner also has a great selection of unique bags, wallets and pillowcases for sale. Check them out!

              Bohemian Rags – Market Stall A202

              Bohemian Rags makes beautifully designed bohemian bags, blankets, candles and more. Perfect for the California girl and the California girl at heart, you will be sure to find a handmade creation that is both chic AND comfortable. Every girl needs a little color, suede, leather and print – you’ll find all of this and more at the new market stall, Bohemian Rags.

              KidTyme  – Market Stall A150

              Kidtyme offers a variety of stylish baby items from bibs to blankets to burp cloths. You have to see the ISpy bags they offer! These ISpy bags are a great educational toy that children are falling in love with.  Come to Kidtyme for a demonstration of the ISpy bag. When you purchase an ISpy bag, you get a  printed list of different ways to use the bag with your child. They also have barrettes and barrette holders. Check out the greeting cards. There are cards for all occasions including upcoming holidays.

               

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                Sweet Gifts

                Posted January 26th, 2013

                This Valentine’s Day, shopping handmade means shopping from the heart. We’ve been browsing the market for the sweetest gifts we could find, and have included some special ones in our February gift guide. Show our vendors some love by shopping local for your love. Click through this guide for inspiration!

                 

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                  Make Your Heart Out Craft Marathon

                  Posted January 24th, 2013

                  Get your heart racing for our Valentine’s Day craft marathon! Bring your family for a day to celebrate all things crafty, gift-worthy and from the heart. Our lovely vendors are hosting Valentine’s and Mardi Gras themed make-and-takes all day long. Visit our Creation Station to take part in all the fun.

                  Make Your Heart Out

                  Craft Marathon

                  Sunday, February 10

                  Here’s our schedule :

                  11am: Mome Rath Garden, Valentine’s Day Card, $3

                  12pm: Belandaria Designs, Ribbon Wrap Bracelet, $7

                  1pm: Nagare, Scrabble Pendant Necklace Charm, $7

                  2pm: The Art Spot, Shrinkee Dink Earrings, $5

                  3pm: Meriebabie, Bookmarks for your bookworm, $5

                  4pm: Honey&Ollie, Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet (great for Mardi Gras), $10

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                  11am-4pm: Cha Cha Covers: Nails By Design will be offering a free set of nail decals with any $20 purchase in ANY one vendor booth. Application of nail decals will be available in our Nail Bar for $14.

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                  12pm-6pm: Wine & Beer by Off The Vine

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                  2-5:30pm: Live Music By Bernie Pearl

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                    Mommy and Me Valentine’s Day

                    Posted January 23rd, 2013

                    Friday, February 1, bring your little one into CRAFTED for a wonderful Valentine’s Day Celebration.

                    The Art Spot, market stall A179, will be making art and picture frames from 11:30-1pm in our Creation Station for $5.

                    Art of Life Studios, market stall A133, will be making heart shaped hand printed stone art for $10 at 12am. *Time Change update from 11am to 12pm – noon!

                    In the afternoon visit our Creation Station for Mommy and Me card making and hand print heart shaped art with our new Craft Coordinator and artist, Lindsay!

                    KIDTYME, Market Stall A150, will be offering a fun, interactive demo of their ISPY children’s game in their booth!

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