BY Caelan in Crafty on Jul 22, 2014 |
Take over 250 of the best crafts, beauty tips, career advice, recipes and more that Bust Magazine has ever published and put them into one handy volume, and you'll have The Bust DIY Guide to Life. This colorful, illustrated guide to a craftier you has delighted Bust fans as a print edition, and we're proud to share three projects in celebration of its ebook debut! Now, you can download all of these Bust favorites to your e-reader and have ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Crafty on Jul 17, 2014 |
Both of my parents are florists, so I'm no stranger to the flower crown trend. However, I've gotten a little sick of the silk roses on a thin piece of elastic style of crown that I see a lot at Urban Outfitters (not to mention the $30 price tag). So when my friend Rebekah posted a crown made with felt on her blog, I was suddenly totally inspired to make my own felt flowers and put together a flower crown.
For this project you'll need a few sheets of felt, ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in Crafty on Jul 14, 2014 |
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons!I love buttons for ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Crafty on Jul 09, 2014 |
It’s no secret that over here at BUST we consider ourselves huge fans of all things knitting (Stitch ’N Bitch, anyone?). But knitting as activism? Way cool.
Last week in South Burlington, Vermont, five women took to the lobby of a Vermont Gas Systems office, staging a “knit-in” to protest a pipeline expansion. According to the research of one protestor, Jane Palmer, they had reason to believe that a pipeline permitting process was ... Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu in Crafty on Jul 08, 2014 |
Meet Sienne Josselin, the L.A. artist and educator behind siennejosselin.com! After a career in the public sector, Sienne went solo to concentrate on sharing her love of art through her breathtaking designs and devotion to teaching. Her site showcases her artisanal goods and freelance work in illustration, painting, photography, and printmaking. You can also check out her monthly philanthropic efforts. She recently spoke with us to discuss ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Jun 20, 2014 |
You've been begging us...and we're nice people, so we listened. The BUST Craftacular is returning to Los Angeles this Saturday, 6/21!We're setting up a one-day pop-up shop at Mack Sennett Studios in artsy Silver Lake, featuring the unique shopping that East Coasters have come to love as well as sweet treats and coffee, awesome DJs, DIY activities, and free goodies galore. You don't wanna miss out on:
Over 45 makers and vintage vendors from both coasts. Be ... Read More
BY amanda in Crafty on Jun 20, 2014 |
Artist: Sarah Maloney Brain – detail
Knitted cotton, stainless steel armature
35.6 x 35.6 x 152.4 cm
Collection Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Knit one, purl two, less stress and eternal youth, woo-hoo!
Recent studies have shown that knitting is not only an awesome pastime that allows you to de-stress and kill some time, but it is also a great way to help keep your brain beach-bum-fit and at lower risk for illnesses like dementia (no ... Read More
BY craftacular in Crafty on Jun 19, 2014 |
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more.
To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love ... Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu in Crafty on Jun 18, 2014 |
L.A. artist Amanda Winter combines graphic design, clay, and fabric to craft cute home wares. In her Etsy shop Clay & Fabric, Amanda demonstrates her passion for design through her handmade goods. From wall hangings that incorporate woven backgrounds with ceramic pieces, to handcrafted bowls that are both functional and whimsical, Amanda’s art is certain to add to any home’s beauty. Read on for more on Clay & Fabric!
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BY craftacular in Crafty on Jun 16, 2014 |
Meet Ianthe Mauro, creator of Objects with Purpose. OJP is a company specializing in candles and room spray created with high standards in design and quality. The candles came about in Ianthe’s efforts to deliver non-toxic, sophisticated, and conscientious candles to everyone, encouraging meaningful purpose.
To read more about Ianthe, read on.
Tell us about yourself.
I was raised by artists. I've worn many hats. Some of my favorite hats have been actress, ... Read More