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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


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)


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


Diced precooked chicken breast

Pizza dough

San Angel Mole Negro

Oaxacan cheese or mozzarella

Cooked fresh or canned corn


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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          Make and Takes with Hydrangea Hippo

          Posted August 30th, 2012

          This Labor Day weekend, bring home something special to remember your holiday! Hydrangea Hippo is giving you the opportunity to “make and take” some hand-made gifts for friends and even your grandparents… So come by booth A120/A140 either Saturday or Sunday for a truly crafty time!

          When: Saturday & Sunday September 1-2

          Time: 12-3:00PM

          Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

          Price: $5 for supplies and instruction.

          Make and Take Crafts:

          Saturday: Candy Holder: create four sour cream-style candy holders that are great as placecards, party favors, or “just because” gifts. Just $5 includes supplies and instruction. Stop by Hydrangea Hippo, A140, 12-3 p.m.

          Sunday: Grandparents Day Card: Grandparents Day is this week—do you have a card? Stop by Hydrangea Hippo in A140 and make one – just $3 includes supplies and instruction. 12-3 p.m.

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            Sip and Shop

            Posted August 29th, 2012

            Come join us in honor of Labor Day weekend for the last AUGUST Sip and Shop! You will hear the  Psychedelic-Thriftstore-Folk tunes of Joel Jerome, and taste the delicacy of great wine and craft beer by Off the Vine. Don’t miss out on this exciting night where it is socially acceptable to dance your way through market stalls while tasting delicious alcoholic beverages!

            When: August 31, 2012

            Time: 5-8:00pm

            Where: The Demonstration Area

            Price: $1.00 & $5.00 for beer, free live music.

            *$5.00 parking fee


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              Labor Day BBQ!!

              Posted August 23rd, 2012

              The artists at CRAFTED invite you to come celebrate Labor Day weekend with us! We love throwing parties and having a good time, can you tell? Any holiday is a good excuse to celebrate, shop and enjoy some good eats! Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, our friends at the Fox Pizza Bus are bringing their BBQ menu and we will have LIVE music in the courtyard by Eugene & the 1914 on Saturday and Cliff Wagner and the Old #7 on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. Prepare your stomachs, because this here’s the wildest cookout you’ll ever see; and prepare your wallets – the market stalls will be full of irresistible handmade goodies!

              PLUS! With your parking on Saturday you will receive HALF OFF to Street Food Cinema’s showing of Talladega Nights happening after CRAFTED!

              When: Saturday & Sunday, September 1-2

              Time: 2-6PM

              Location: CRAFTED at the port of los angeles

              Menu: Click Here! PIG ROAST provided by the Fox Pizza Bus.

              Music: 9.1.12 – Slow Learner

              9.2.12 – Cliff Wagner and the Old #7

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                Mark Montano DIY

                Posted August 23rd, 2012

                Thank you Mark Montano for this great DIY!

                CATALOG PARTY BALLS

                I love tissue paper balls because they are magical.  You unfold them and they make these light wonderful shapes and they look amazing hanging in clusters.  I always wondered how they made them so one night I decided I was going to make my own and this is what I came up with after about 20 attempts!
                You’ll need
                Small catalog with about 30 pages (I like my Crate and Barrel mini catalogs)
                Elmer’s glue
                Hot glue gun
                Craft knife
                Cutting mat
                1 yard of ribbon per ball
                Here’s how:
                1. Make a 7” diameter circle pattern and cut it exactly in half.
                2. Divide the half circle into 6 equal pie slices and make a notch them along the curved edge of your half circle.  You will have 5 notches.  This is your pattern.

                3. Remove all of the cardboard and flyers from inside of the catalog.  You only want the pages.
                4. Placing the straight edge of the pattern on the fold of the catalog, trace the half circle and the notches on the cover of the mini catalog.
                *If you want to cut out your own circles, just use magazine pages, draw the circle and then staple across the center!
                5. Carefully cut the magazine into a 1/2 circle out with your craft knife.  This will take a bit so be patient.
                6. With your scissors, notch where you marked your notches.

                7. Starting in between the 1st and 2nd page of the catalog you will put a dot of glue on every other notch like you see in the photo.
                8. Turn the page and put a dot of glue on the notches that were not glued on the previous page.
                9. Continue alternating glue dots on notches until you reach the end.
                10. Keep the catalog closed for about 1/2 hour until your glue dries.

                *To make this project go even faster, use hot glue for the dots in between the pages!
                11. Unfold your catalog ball and glue the front and back cover together with hot glue.
                12. Attach a ribbon in the center with a bit more hot glue and hang.
                If you want a visual how to, check out the Youtube video which takes you through it step by step!
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