BY Erika W. Smith in Crafty on Nov 28, 2012 |
For adorable, vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories with a twist, look no further than With Care. Created by Rhode Islander Elizabeth Novak, With Care is an Etsy shop that includes items like place-themed souvenir rings and lockets, nautical necklaces, Victorian-inspired perfume pins, and more.
Many of With Care’s pieces are vintage-inspired, with an edge — the collar bar will take you back to the Mad Men era but the Virgin ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in General on Nov 22, 2012 |
Candice Cox makes jewelry that will blow your mind. "Jewelry" isn't even the right word - it's more like wearable art. CanDid Art Accessories are stunning, edgy pieces that go far beyond your basic necklaces and bracelets to body chains, shoulder pieces, ear cuffs, and circlets. And - lucky us - they're coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular!CanDid Art Accessories burst onto the New York scene in 2011, shortly after Candice Cox left a successful ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan in Crafty on Nov 20, 2012 |
In my opinion, you either like pies, or you were born without tastebuds. Luckily, one of the vendors at this year’s BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular is Daly Pies.
Brooklyn-based Daly Pies is owned and operated by Meghan Daly, and has been in business since 2011. Daly Pies uses handcrafted methods to create delicious flavor combinations, all while using fresh and locally culled ingredients.Chocolate Guinness PieMulled Pear ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Crafty on Nov 17, 2012 |
Get your best pin-up, rockabilly, or burlesque-style hair accessories at Dollsville NYC. Dollsville creator Laura combines her love of vintage music and culture with 10 years of experience in the NYC fashion industry to create beautiful, unique fascinators, cocktail hats, veils, bows, and more.
All items are hand-sewn, sculpted, and painted — and they’re all gorgeous, eye-catching standout pieces. If you’re lusting after your ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Crafty on Nov 16, 2012 |
Are you sick of Hallmark schmaltz but not ready to give up on greeting cards? Do you love food and laughter? Of course you do!For greeting cards without the sap, check out SupergrEAT Greetings, cards for people with good taste. These silly greeting cards are all food themed, with greetings like “I love you more than meatballs” and “We make a great pear.” They’re great for a giggle — and if you’re stumped for a present, ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Eat Me on Nov 15, 2012 |
The H.S. Chocolate Co. brings you the finest, most delicious artisan chocolates and confections available — and they’re pretty, too. Owned and operated by MaryAnne Hoekstra-Shekar, H.S. Chocolate Co. uses fresh ingredients and local purveyors, and blends modern and exotic flavor profiles with a classic sweet shoppe sensibility. H.S. Chocolate sells candy bars, filled chocolates, and chocomels (flavored carmels dipped in chocolate) in flavors ... Read More
Have you ever come across certain rocks or leaves and wished you could just hang them around your neck or from your ears? Well, maybe not, but probably only because they needed a bit of tweaking before gracing your body. New York-based jewelry designer Irene of Metaxa does just this, translating the work of nature into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Her take on nature-as-accessories goes beyond the literal, incorporating natural forms in subtle ways.
For some of her ... Read More
BY Intern Yasmin in Crafty on Jun 13, 2012 |
Whether you’re decorating your first teeny-weeny-itsy-bitsy studio or trying to re-vamp the house you’ve been in for decades, there’s nothing worse than having a friend (or worse, the exterminator guy) come into your spruced-up pad only to say “Oh, I have that [insert painting/vase/dinette set/other item from Ikea/Target/Crate and Barrel here] at my house too!” But that sort of awkward and mildly ego-crushing experience is inevitable ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren in Crafty on Jun 13, 2012 |
There’s a certain kind of gratification that comes along with purchasing a vintage or handmade item, whether it’s because you know you’re reducing your carbon footprint, or you feel assured that you can stroll the streets of Manhattan without exchanging an awkward, unexpected moment with a stranger of “Are we wearing the exact same thing?”
Whatever the reason, GreenBeing, one of the vendors setting up shop at our Craftacular event at ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Dec 05, 2011 |
Beer soap? Yes! Inspired by her herbalism studies and work as a health research consultant, Mary Kearns cooks up soaps and more from the yummiest, healthiest ingredients available, then wraps them in fun, earth-friendly packaging. It makes her happy when people smell her products and say, “I want to eat this.”Besides smelling yummy and looking good, Herban Lifestyle products are certified sustainable by Green America and cruelty-free by Leaping ... Read More