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Lobster Fest Raffle

Posted September 13th, 2012
We have tickets to give away to the famous San Pedro Lobsterfest going on this weekend at Ports O’Call, just up the road from us! Stop by Crafted on Friday, any time between 12 and 6 PM, and visit our beverage station for a chance to win! Just “check in” or “like” us on Facebook, tweet or Instagram us and get a free raffle ticket.  One ticket per person, please.  We’ll pull the winners Saturday morning and call you if you’ve won four tickets to Lobsterfest. Tickets can be used Saturday or Sunday.
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    Live Music: Slow Learner

    Posted September 13th, 2012

    Join us on Saturday for live music by Slow Learner. They were a big hit at our Labor Day BBQ and they’re back to entertain us again!

    When: September 15, 2012

    Time: 2-6:00pm

    Where: The Demonstration Area

    Price: FREE!

    *$5.00 parking fee

     

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      Hydrangea Hippo Make-and-Takes

      Posted September 13th, 2012

      “Make and Take”  with Jennifer Priest:

      Halloween Candy Holder!

      Get ready for Halloween with sour cream-style candy holders that are great as placecards, party favors, or for very good trick-or-treaters.  Stop by Hydrangea Hippo for this make-and-take.

      When: Saturday, September 15
      Time: 12-3 PM
      Where: Booth A140
      Price: $5 materials fee

      “Make and Take” with Jennifer Priest:

      Money Holder!

      Create a money holder card for a birthday or special occasion at Hydrangea Hippo.

      When: Sunday, September 16

      Time: 12-3 PM

      Where: Booth A140

      Price: $4 materials fee

       

      Artist Denise Hahn will be hosting a bead bar in Hydrangea Hippo’s booth (A140)! Denise is professional designer in the craft industry holding positions on the Graphic45 Design Team as well as the Clearsnap Design Team and has been teaching jewelry and mixed media classes for years at venues such as French General here in Los Angeles.

      When: Sunday, September 16
      Time: 12-4 PM
      Where: Booth A140
      Price: $25 materials fee
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        The Midlife Guru: “An Evening of DIY Delight”

        Posted September 6th, 2012

        Did you know that Southern California hosts the largest permanent craft marketplace?  Well, I didn’t.  That is until last weekend when I was invited to participate in an “Etsy Craft Party” at Crafted located at the Port of Los Angeles.

        I totally dig handmade anything and I so respect crafters who can take their creativity and and share it with others.  So, when I became aware of this event, I jumped at the chance to attend.
        The whole Crafted wonderland opened for business and enjoyment on June 29, 2012.  It is open every weekend of the year (that’s 52 weeks of weekends).  Parking is $5.00 and entrance  to the event is f-r-e-e. Crafted has secured a 35 year lease with the Port of Los Angeles so they plan on growing and evolving for a long, long time.  Since opening, Crafted has averaged 3,000 visitors each weekend.  They hope to expand the number of guests to 10,000 per weekend, especially as they open up new phases….
        See the full article and photos here.
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          Cartwheel Art: “Things to Do with Your Hands: Crafted, Port of L.A.”

          Posted September 6th, 2012

          San Pedro has always been a city with character. I lived there for a couple of years in the early nineties, and despite all the grime, drug addled zombies, and sporadic gang violence, the place was not without a great deal of charm. It was a city rife with poets, artists, buskers and salty longshoremen in crusty dive bars. There were smartly stocked independent bookstores where locals would spend entire days arguing big ideas. There was a fairly legendary coffee shop and art gallery, run by a guy that called himself Rain Dog, who let really great stuff happen there. It is the town that gave birth to punk funk legends The Minutemen. Charles Bukowski lived, wrote, died and is buried there. I once read a poem to Wanda Coleman on 6th Street. It was kind of a magical place.

          The economy has not been kind to San Pedro. When I visited the area back in April of this year, certain streets seemed like ghost towns. That coffee shop is now a pizza joint. The great bookstores are boarded up. Vacant storefronts were everywhere. This place that was so alive with artistic impulse, now seemed hollow, gutted out. The bars remained.

          So then a few weeks ago, I came across an article announcing the opening of Crafted in a huge warehouse off 22nd Street. Crafted is an indoor marketplace packed with a wide variety of art, decorative objects, jewelry, clothing, and food that real folks have made with their own hands. Refreshing concept, is it not?

          See the full article and photos here.

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            DIY: Recipes!

            Posted September 6th, 2012

            Here are some of our favorite recipes from our very own edibles vendors at CRAFTED. Make these savory treats for your friends and loved ones and they’ll be begging for more!

            Bruchetta made with Spicee Pear Jelly from Paradise Preserves

            Ingredients: 

            1 mini sourdough baguette

            Spicee Pear Jelly (be sure to pick up this ingredient from Paradise Preserves at CRAFTED)

            Bleu cheese, crumbled

            Micro green sprouts ( at Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods

            Produce section)

            Directions: 

            Preheat oven to broil.  Slice baguette into ¼ inch slices and spread each slice with jelly.  Top with 1 to 1 ½  tsp

            Bleu cheese.  Put on  a baking sheet and pop under the broiler until just bubbly.

            Remove from the oven and top each slice with a few micro greens.

            San Angel Mole | Black Mole Pizza from the Red Car Market

            Ingredients: 

            Diced precooked chicken breast

            Pizza dough

            San Angel Mole Negro

            Oaxacan cheese or mozzarella

            Cooked fresh or canned corn

            Directions: 

            Roll out the pizza dough and cover with a layer of black mole. Top with cheese, chicken and corn.

            Bake 20 minutes or until cheese bubbles.

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              What’s New at CRAFTED!

              Posted September 6th, 2012
              If you haven’t been to CRAFTED since the Grand Opening, you simply have to come see what’s new! We have more than twenty new vendors, making the CRAFTED family of artists more than 100 and counting. CRAFTED offers 52 weekends a year of handmade happiness. All of our wares are made locally by skilled artisans and include jewelry, clothing and accessories, furniture and home decor (even plants!), ceramics, gourmet food items and more. And our vendors bring in new handmade inventory every week. Stop by and see what’s new.
              Phase I of our permanent, year-round indoor craft marketplace is now almost completely filled out, and we’re looking forward to opening Phase II. Interested in being a part of it?  Click here to find out how to become a CRAFTED vendor.
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                Metal Clay Demonstration with Phoenix Magyk

                Posted August 30th, 2012

                Watch as clay turns to metal . . . with a torch . . . in two minutes!  Artist, Delia Marsellos-Traister of Phoenix Magyk creates in fine silver.  The medium she starts with is metal clay. Metal Clay is particles of silver combined with an organic binder.  The material is formed, dried and then fired.  The binder burns away and the particles of silver make a molecular bond. VOILA silver clay turns to pure silver. Learn more at the demonstration!

                 

                 

                When:  Sunday, November 11

                Time: 1:00pm demonstration, 1:30pm for a make and take session.

                Location: Phoenix Magyk booth A113

                Price: Free demonstration. $20.00 make and take.

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                  You’re Invited to CAFAM

                  Posted August 30th, 2012

                  Had a blast at our Etsy Craft Party? Let the fun continue at Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) for their monthly Etsy Craft Night! Celeb crafter Mark Montano (who made fun zip tie bracelets with us!) will be showing how to make party balls out of magazine paper next Thursday!

                  When: Thursday, September 6

                  Time: 7:00-9:00PM

                  Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

                  Price: Free!

                  More Info: visit their website.

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