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New in the Market: Cloth and Colors

Posted January 21st, 2016

We’re so pleased to welcome Cloth and Colors to the market!  Never has such a simple name captured the perfect essence of a budding new business.  Shop owner Azita Aslani and her brother Massoud blend their art and with textiles in a way that makes you feel happy!  From the whimsical figures embroidered on bags, to the feel of the organic cotton yoga mats, to the bright colors in her paintings, Cloth and Colors is a definite must-see next time you’re at CRAFTED.

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    Stormy Market Finds

    Posted January 13th, 2016

    After all the talk – El Niño is finally here! We’ve embraced our stormy side and searched the market for some items inspired by the intense ocean storms.  You’ll be flooding in here to snatch them up!

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      The Big Baby is BACK!

      Posted January 12th, 2016

      We got the baby back, baby back, baby back. Yes, “Receptacle” is back for a short visit!

      Artist Joyce Dallal’s 10ft wire mesh baby doll sculpture filled with non-recyclable plastic toys first came to CRAFTED back in 2012. The giant sculpture is a thought-provoking piece that brings attention to the huge plastic waste problem our world faces. “Receptacle” left in 2014 to go on exhibition, it returns for a short time before heading back to North Carolina to join the Disappearing Frogs Project in an exhibition called “The other Toy Story”.

      Feed the Baby
      As you can imagine, all that cross-country traveling has left the baby pretty hungry. Now’s your last chance to visit the big baby at CRAFTED and bring her some toys to fill her up. You can bring used or broken toys until February 7 and we’ll feed the baby at noon!

      So come down this weekend, bring your plastic toys and take a selfie with Receptacle before she goes away forever.  Don’t forget to hashtag #BigBaby #Crafted @CraftedPortLA!

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        Make a Statement: 2016 Jewelry Trends

        Posted January 6th, 2016

        A new year always brings new trends and fashions, and the latest jewelry trend for 2016 is big, bold, notice-me necklaces. Our talented CRAFTED artists have kept their fingers on the pulse and have done an amazing job of harnessing the spirit of these hot trends and taking them from the runway to the real world. Grab one of these fabulous pieces and make your statement in 2016!

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          A Delicious New Treat from Paradise Preserves

          Posted January 6th, 2016

          CRAFTED just got a whole lot sweeter with the addition of Carey’s Whiskey Caramel Sauce, a brand new product from the kitchen of Paradise Preserves. This decadent sauce takes your dessert from delicious to sinful with just a drizzle. While Paradise Preserves might be known for their jams and jellies that make you happy, this whiskey caramel sauce is literally paradise!

          Stop by and grab your jar while supplies last!

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            Craft Classes January 2016

            Posted December 30th, 2015

            One of CRAFTED artisans’ favorite things to do is spread their love of creating by teaching others the techniques they’ve mastered in their craft. Different classes are offered each month, so sign up for the newsletter or make sure to check the calendar often.

            Here are our class offering for the month of January:

            ECF holds a printmaking workshop every weekend.

            January 9 – Kersey Girl Creations hosts a Valentine-themed Quilted Wall hanging Workshop.

            January 17 – Phoenix Magyk hosts Introduction to Metal Clay

            January 24 – Shari Tipich will be kicking off another great year of her popular Wine Dine & Fine Art Painting Classes

            And don’t forget there’s something new in the Creation Station every weekend!

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              Handmade Holiday Party December 19-20

              Posted December 18th, 2015

              By popular demand, CRAFTED is extending its hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday 12/19 and Sunday 12/20. Spend real quality time with friends, family and neighbors at CRAFTED this December.  Plus, you can shop from real handmade gifts sure to make you and everyone on your list smile.  A live DJ and Willmore Wine Bar will keep the holiday spirit flowing!

              You can get creative, too.  Make your own felted Christmas tree ornaments at the Creation Station, or screen print holiday cards the ECF Art Center’s shop.

              All this, plus free parking and complimentary gift wrapping all weekend makes for the best way to get in the holiday spirit!

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                Unique Gifts at CRAFTED

                Posted December 18th, 2015

                This is your last weekend before Christmas and your last chance to gift your loved ones something truly handmade, heartfelt and UNIQUE! We’ve scoured the market to bring you just a small sampling of all the fabulous finds that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere but at CRAFTED. And don’t forget that we’ll be staying open late Saturday and Sunday to give you a little extra time to get some highly successful shopping in. You’ll thank us when the recipient won’t stop talking about the wonderful gift you gave them!

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                  The Force is Strong with these Gifts!

                  Posted December 18th, 2015

                  EVERYONE is excited about the new Star Wars movie opening today, including our talented CRAFTED artists! It’s easy to see that the excitement has inspired some of their latest products. So if you have a Star Wars fan on your Christmas list or just want a great conversation starter for the wait in line to see the movie, come on down to CRAFTED this weekend before they sell out!!

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                    Affordable handmade gifts!

                    Posted December 10th, 2015

                    It’s so lovely to give and receive high quality, handmade gifts, and we have plenty in every price range!  Here is a just a sampling of the affordable artist-made gifts available now at CRAFTED.  Click on the photos for a description and where you can buy…

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