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Pottery Demonstration

Posted August 22nd, 2012

Pottery: something you were always curious about but never quite knew how it worked, right? Especially how those experts can weave their fingers through some muddy red clay and voilà! There’s a pot! Well, this is your chance to see it for yourself! Come to this demonstration of hand thrown pottery on a wheel by the artists of Clay Collective!

When: Saturday August 25th

Time: 2:00 pm  & 4:00 pm

Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

Price: Free!


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    New Vendors: August 17th

    Posted August 16th, 2012

    CRAFTED would like to welcome the newest additions to our community!!


    Booth 133: Art of Life Studios

    Stained glass and mosaic art for garden and home, as well as fine jewelry.

    Booth 156: Zarjo

    Unique handmade accessories including shawls, wraps, necklaces, bracelets, belts and handbags. Created using different felting techniques, fabrics and textures.

    Booth 158: Thread Paper Scissors

    Hand-knitted/sewn clothing and baby items, quilts, needlepoint pillows, handmade cards and more.

    Booth 166: Grandma’s Princess

    Beautiful handmade accessories for children, ages newborn to 12.

    Booth 168: Eight Eleven

    Hand designed and painted skate boards, hats, backpacks and more.

    Booth 172: Glory Magnolia

    Upcycled and embellished clothing, from baby to Womens XL

    Booth 172: Sushu Belts and Accessories

    Specializing in custom and one-of-a-kind signature belt buckles, leather straps and wrap bracelets.

    Booth 172: 4get-me-nots

    Floral fashion accessories made from recycled materials, vintage fabrics, and antique buttons or jewelry.

    Booth 177: Michelle Kessler Photography

    Prints, greeting cards and pendants made from artist’s own images of nature, architecture, people and animals.

    Booth 208: Semi Handmade,

    Half knock-down, half handmade! Buy everything except the front panels of cabinets and drawer sets, and semihandmade creates unique fronts for your knock-down furniture.

    Booth 208: 33 Stweart Avenue

    Artwork using digitally-manipulated photographs output on wood, as well as collages of signage and other found wood.

    Booth 208: Why Rhymer

    Handmade table lamps and a wide range of high-end furniture and lighting.

    Booth 208: We Are All Smith

    Tshirts, bags, jewelry and accessories made with the philosophy that we can all forge our future into any shape we choose.


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      DIY of the week: Hydrangea Hippo

      Posted August 16th, 2012

      Thank you Jennifer Priest of Hydrangea Hippo for this great craft tip!!

      I created this super frilly pretty flower for a mini book I made when I was on the Clear Scraps Design Team. The flowers were mulberry paper based flowers from Accent Scrapbooking but this same technique can be used for Prima, Petaloo, Bo Bunny, or any other flat paper flowers you have. You know you have these kinds of flowers in your stash, just begging to be pulled out of the package, jar, or bag and put onto a page!! You’ve cast them aside for the new highly embellished and glittered flowers that have become popular over the last few years. Who wants to be seen using last year’s flowers? Not me!

      This technique will help bring your old plain flowers up to par — you’ll be a fashion-forward scrapper in no time. What are you waiting for?

      For this technique you will need some very sophisticated supplies: white glue and 3 paper flowers. I know, too easy.

      I sprayed these flowers with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party to give them a slightly more “shabby” coloring and some sparkle. This is an optional step-if you decide later that your flower is “blah”, you can always spray some Smooch Spritz on it!

      Fold one flower in half and secured with glue.

      The fold that flower in half again and secure with glue.

      Apply some glue to the center of the second flower.

      Place the point of the folded flower into the center of the second flower and wrap the second flower around the folded flower.

      Pinch the flower around the folded flower to make the petals flare out.

      Adhere this double flower to the third flower and fluff the petals.

      Add to a project for a little extra pizzazz (and to use up your stash).

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        Beer Tasting with the San Pedro Brewing Company

        Posted August 16th, 2012

        Come by to taste the fantastic hand crafted beer of the San Pedro Brewing Company. If you like supporting local businesses, drinking delicious beer, shopping, and mingling with crafters, this is for you!

        When: Sunday August 19th

        Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

        Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

        Price: $1.00 and $5.00

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          PureWow: “WHICH CRAFT An arty warehouse in San Pedro”

          Posted August 16th, 2012

          When we hear San Pedro, oil refineries and old-school punk rockspring to mind. But this port city at the terminus of the Harbor Freeway is getting a fresh reputation for creativity due to a new operation called Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

          Crafted comprises a couple of former naval warehouses that have been cleaned up and parceled out to craftspeople as work-sales spaces. It’s the brainchild of Wayne Blank, the developer who turned an old rail yard into the Santa Monica arts mecca Bergamot Station.


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            Orange County Mom Blog: “Etsy Craft Party”

            Posted August 16th, 2012

            We love Etsy! So much that we even have our own little Etsy shop (Glitterful Felt Stories). Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles is a Southern California crafting mecca where local artists sell the most amazing crafts. They are having a big Etsy craft party coming up on August 24th from 7-10pm. Their theme is “Wish You Were Here.”

            See the article here.

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              Jen’s Jewels Demonstration

              Posted August 14th, 2012


              This Saturday, Jen from Jen’s Jewels will show a step by step demonstration of how she designs and fabricates her stone set rings.  Starting with just a cabochon stone, metal sheet and bezel wire, she will walk you through how she creates her one of a kind statement rings. If you love fire and tools, this is a demonstration you cannot miss!



              When: Saturday August 18th

              Time: 1:00 pm

              Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

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                Interactive Demonstration: Lint and Buttons

                Posted August 8th, 2012

                Have you ever wanted to make one of those cool personalized leather bracelets or keychains but didn’t have the tools to do so? Well then it’s your lucky day! Because Justin Deines of Lint and Buttons is going to show you how to get creative with leather… FOR FREE! All you have to bring is yourself and we will provide the rest! Justin has a large assortment of specialty leather stamps for you to chose from and materials to create your very own keychain or bracelet. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, crafting is for everyone! So come by CRAFTED at the port of los angeles this weekend to participate!

                Date: THIS SUNDAY, August 12

                Time: 1:00pm

                Place: The Main Entrance


                *$5 parking fee

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                  DIY Small Enclosure Envelopes

                  Posted August 8th, 2012

                  This artist tip was submitted by KC of Make. Shop. Live.

                  The small enclosure envelops are perfect for business cards, small cards, and gifts.

                  This is is  cheap, quick, and simple craft bound to keep you making more!



                  Here are the supplies you will need for this cheap, quick, and simple craft:

                  Scrap Paper (5.25″ x 5.25″), Envelope Template, Pen or Pencil, Scissors & Glue Stick.

                  *optional Paper Backed Tape for sealing*




                  To create your template, find an envelope you like and trace around it on a scrap piece of cardboard box:


                  (Make sure that the template is just under 5″ wide and just over 5″ long.)

                  Step 1: Trace around envelope template




                  Step 2: Cut out paper where you traced the lines.



                  Step 3: Fold side flaps to the center.




                  Step 4: Fold up bottom and top flaps.

                  Step 5: Use glue stick to glue side flaps secure.

                  Step 6: Glue bottom flap up to center.



                  Step 7: OPTIONAL use a small strip of paper backed double-sided tape leaving one side.

                  of the paper on until your ready to secure the envelope shut.




                  Step 8: Make as many as you can! We recommend using any type of scrap paper you can find. Old maps, newspapers, and magazines work well.


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