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National Small Business Week

Posted May 5th, 2016

May 1-7 is National Small Business Week. According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of all Americans own or work for a small business and not only that, but small businesses account for two thirds of all new job creation nationwide. Small businesses are the backbone of our country and CRAFTED is proud to provide a place where creative small businesses can flourish.

Support your local small businesses and come shop for Mom this weekend!

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    Take a class with Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend

    Posted April 29th, 2016

    What do Moms love more than anything?  Spending time with you!  Sign up now for any or all of these  great classes we’re offering this weekend.  It’s the perfect mom-and-me activity.  See the calendar listing for more information and to sign up:


    Easy Quilted Sleep Mask Saturday, May 7

    Easy Quilted Sleep Mask
    Saturday, May 7

    Join Kersey Girl Creations in booth 131 for a special Mother’s Day craft sewing sleep eye masks. Give mom a relaxing gift, handmade from the heart!

    This Craft runs from 1-4 pm. $7 All materials included. Great for beginners and those experienced with machines. Ages 10 and up.








    Everywhere Knitted Scarf Sunday, May 8

    Everywhere Knitted Scarf
    Sunday, May 8

    This is the perfect accessory! Wear it with your favorite jeans and t-shirt, out in the evening, at the office, or to take off the chill Californian style… wherever and everywhere, your look is distinctive and pulled together.

    This class is two, 2-hour sessions. Skill Level: All welcome with basic knitting skills to advanced knitter, ages 15 and up. Cost: $30 plus one skein, your choice, Nagare Boutique’s Hand-tied yarn, (135yds of assorted boutique yarns including cashmere, silk, wool, cotton, viscose, and more at $45-$55 a skein). Registering students will receive a supply list of items to bring to first session. Please pre-register to reserve your seat by emailing Peggy at or visiting her in store 122.







    Banter and Bliss Candle Workshop Sunday, May 8

    Banter and Bliss Candle Workshop
    Sunday, May 8

    Learn our methods, tips and tricks to create your own scented soy candles! You and mom will learn how to

    1. Mix your own fragrance
    2. Wicking
    3. Pouring the candle
    4. Curing
    5. Creating your own labels

    What is included:
    One hour of workshop instruction
    7 oz. scented soy candle
    15% off all Banter & Bliss products on the day of your class

    Email or call (202) 340-5536 if you have any questions or to RSVP. 24-hour advance booking required.








    Mother's Day Metal Charm Sunday, May 8

    Mother’s Day Metal Charm
    Sunday, May 8

    Sit with fine silver artist, Delia Marsellos-Traister and she’ll teach you to create a small charm in fine silver. Once you’ve created it, she’ll fire it for you and you’ll be able to pick it up in 10 mins. Making a charm is easy and will take about 10 – 15 minutes of your time. Open to ages 7+ and a really fun experience to have with your children. Charm Play will take place from 11a – 2p and 4p – 6p . $20 for two charms.





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      Marvelous Mother’s Day Gifts

      Posted April 28th, 2016

      Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 – and your mom deserves something handmade and from the heart.  Here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day finds, but there’s great gifts throughout our CRAFTED market that are sure to let your Mom know how marvelous you think she is…

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        Save the Date for the 2016 L.A. Quilt Show

        Posted April 28th, 2016

        People's Choice
        Calling all quilters and fiber artists!  Entries are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual LA Quilt Show, August 13th & 14th here at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.  Tickets and vendor spaces are now on sale too, and the class schedule will be available soon!  You can sign up for the interest list on the website to hear all the latest updates as they’re announced.

        Pictured above – 2015 Peoples Choice Award Winner

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          Beautiful Earthy Jewelry for Mom

          Posted April 28th, 2016

          Visit Eileen’s Bead & Jewelry Boutique, one of the fine handmade jewelry stores at CRAFTED. Shop owner Eileen Karrigan is an expert in chainmail jewelry and often gives classes on the technique. Eileen also specializes in finished natural stones that, when paired with chainmail, creates breathtaking statement pieces that would make a perfect gift for any Mom.

          Right now Eileen is running a Mother’s Day Special beginning April 29 and running through May 8th, during CRAFTED hours:

          Spend $10, receive a free pair of earrings
          Spend $25, receive $5 off
          Spend $50, receive $10 off

          Make sure you get something nice for your mother and save!

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            Funky Finds for Festival Season

            Posted April 21st, 2016

            Whether you’re trekking out to the desert for your favorite music festival or planning out your summer concert line-up, here are some eye catching accessories that will earn you rock-star status!

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              Up-Cycled: Earth-friendly art, accessories and gifts

              Posted April 13th, 2016

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              Global Gifts is an all-volunteer run store with handmade gifts and modern folk art from around the world.  Formerly located on Western Avenue, the shop has been located in San Pedro for more than 40 years.  Every sale raises money for UNICEF, and whenever possible they purchase their items from Fair Trade organizations or from the artists themselves.

              For a variety of reasons, artists in developing countries often have access to new excess material and can get creative with these found objects.  This has resulted in clever and unique items that aren’t just beautiful and useful, and also good for the planet by giving waste manufacturing products out of landfills and oceans. Here’s just a sampling of the clever and creative up-cycled gifts and accessories to celebrate Earth Day!

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                Bring Your Own Container for Personalized Succulents

                Posted April 7th, 2016

                Pam and Denise from Inside Outside Unique Designs are masters of sensational succulents and tremendous topiaries. And now they are offering a brand new way to make their art more personal.  Bring in your favorite container and they will craft a succulent or topiary that is especially for you. Maybe you have a favorite little cup that is cracked but you can’t bring yourself to throw it out…or perhaps your great grandfather’s tobacco tin is just getting dusty. Give your treasures new life with a little creativity.

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                  New in the Market: Make Bake

                  Posted April 7th, 2016

                  CRAFTED just got a lot sweeter with the addition of our very own little bakery shop, MakeBake!  MakeBake brings fresh new flavors, like Sweet Sage Cornbread Cookies and Rose Water Meringues. You’ll love Krintina’s gourmet cookies, meringues and marshmallows – and she does custom orders, too.  Welcome to the market, Make Bake!

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                    Fresh Finds for Spring

                    Posted April 1st, 2016

                    Spring has sprung and the market is bursting with new items to celebrate the season in Southern California!  Whether your calendar is booking up with barbecues, festivals or sea-salted brunches, we have gifts and accessories to match your springtime mood…

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