BY Katie Fustich in Crafty on Dec 09, 2013 |
When it comes to Dea Dia Jewelry, each piece is truly unique. The raw, unfinished brass changes in look and texture over time. The natural crystals used are collected on adventures across the country. Basically, if any jewelry were ever to give you magical powers, it would be Dea Dia.
We couldn't be more excited to have Dea Dia as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair!
Read on to find out more from Dea ... Read More
Barbie’s place in adolescence and constructed femininity has baffled psychologists and feminist alike: on one hand, she’s a patient confidante onto which girls might project their hopes and aspirations. But she also espouses limited and damaging views on female roles, bodies, and sexuality. She sends conflicting messages, passively listening to you for hours while remaining inhumanly cold. As girls, we intuitively pick up that Barbie is ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Dec 04, 2013 |
It's no secret that we're huge effing fans of teenage girls--every day, it only becomes clearer that age ain't nothin' but a number. We were super impressed by 16-year-old entrepreneur Emma Johnson, who is the maker and founder of Em John, a preppy, sweet-yet-quirky jewelry line. Her BUST Magazine Craftacular entry was professional and thoughtful far beyond her years, and we're excited to feature Em John as one of our vendors at this December's ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in General on Sep 16, 2013 |
When it comes to handcrafted anything, a good background story goes a long way. When budgets and access force us to choose mass produced items, the intricacy and personality that comes through in a piece that has been labored over by another's hands can speak volumes. Such is the case with the designing duo behind jewelry line CaraCruz. Jimena is the yin to Tania's yang. CaraCruz, in Spanish, meaning HeadsTails. Two transplants from small Argentinian ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in Crafty on Sep 11, 2013 |
So they say the best things in life are free. While I love me some sunsets, nature, and friendship, I'd argue that the other best things in life are unnecessary. The farther a delightful item or experience is from assisting in my general survival, the more I like it (think hammocks, cronuts, leather pants, blowouts). Like marshmallows and condiments, there's something magical about the fusion of two concepts that generally don't belong together, which is why ... Read More
When my mother got engaged in 1979, she and my father decided against a traditional proposal. There was no expensive dinner, no bended knee and no ring. In the wake of second-wave feminism, my mother felt that a ring served as an unfair indicator that she belonged to my father; she would not wear a symbol to ward off other men if my father did not bear a similar marker.
Has culture surrounding engagement rings changed today? In some ways, it ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Aug 14, 2013 |
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good.
One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in Crafty on Aug 07, 2013 |
“There are few things finer than drunk jewelry making,” said someone famous. Maybe it was Benjamin Franklin. Maybe it was me just now. (I am very famous and important.) Whoever it was, there’s definite truth to that statement. That’s why we’re totally pumpedfor Brooklyn Winery and Brooklyn Charm's design-your-own-jewelry event.Brooklyn Charm, a boutique jewelry design studio located in the heart of Williamsburg, is hosting a basic ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Crafty on Apr 30, 2013 |
Brooklyn Charm is all about you. Offering up a variety of cute charms and chains, you can request customized jewelry or make it yourself. The boutique hosts classes on a variety of jewelry-making, including wire wrapping, stamping, engraving, chandelier earrings, bead stringing, and wire wrapped rings and pendants. We all have accessories that need some mending now and then, and Brooklyn Charm helps out there too! You can bring your jewelry in for repair, and if ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in General on Apr 11, 2013 |
For many mothers, breast-feeding as much as childbirth is an unforgettable experience that is both singular and momentous and connects mothers to their newborn children. Alicia Mogavero, a Rhode Island native, is one of these mothers and has created a way to “materialize” the memory of breast-feeding – by turning breast-milk into jewelry.
Mogavero creates and sells her breast-milk jewelry on her online store Mommy Milk Creations on Etsy.com ... Read More