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 Teresa Lu in Crafty on Apr 29, 2013 |
Detroit-born artist Ronda J. Smith makes pillows in every neat little shape you can imagine: cat pillows, camera pillows, pillows of ferris wheels... These designs were created by combining her two favorite things, photography and sewing. She takes the her photographs, prints them on fabric, and sews them into cushions. Her shop, In The Seam displays her special creations that are available for purchase. You can even request a custom print. Think about it: what ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Crafty on Apr 29, 2013 |
For all your derby dames out there, Sunshine Derby is the shop you've been waiting for. Based in Concord, New Hampshire, Sunshine Derby is run by Alison, captain of Granite State Roller Derby's Legislashers. Alison combines handcrafted leather and African wax prints to create cute, hand sewn clothes and accessories that are perfect on and off the rink. This super crafter has all the goods: skirts, headbands, bracelets, and earrings for everyday livin', plus toe ... Read More
BY Sam Garcia in Crafty on Apr 26, 2013 |
In a woodworking shop inside a 250-year-old barn, the team at Docksmith creates beautiful rustic pieces that are just as picturesque as their working location. Their shop sits against the scenic backdrop of the Maine coastline which is a mere 10 minutes away, and every piece is created from found driftwood along the coast. Each individual iPod dock is unique, and the craftsmanship is divine.
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BY Sam Garcia in Crafty on Apr 26, 2013 |
The Textile Arts Center, founded in 2009, is a resource for everyone interested in using textile art to foster their creativity. The TAC offers classes, workshops, residency programs, and special events for interested community members. We are thrilled to host a workshop with their team at the BUST Spring Craftacular.
Join us in a tutorial on DIY lap loom weaving! Isa Rodrigues will be leading the workshop which starts at 4pm. This activity is ... Read More
BY Sam Garcia in Crafty on Apr 25, 2013 |
Crafting runs in this vendor's blood. A third generation crafty lady, Diana Rupp learned the tricks of the trade from her mother and grandmother. Pushed by a desire to pursue clothing design and a love for making things, Make Workshop was born in 2002. At BUST, we've fallen head over heels for Diana's crafting workshops and tutorial books.We are lucky enough to have Make Workshop hold a special needlepoint tutorial at the BUST Spring Craftacular. ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in Crafty on Apr 25, 2013 |
Goldengrove is a Brooklyn-based collection of handmade wax castings by Maggie Cross. (Yep, she makes all of these herself!) The pieces are inspired by Victorian mourning and Oddfellows imagery. We just adore how subtly romantic and pretty these things are. And here's the best part: they are made using only recycled metals and ethically sourced stones.Visit Goldengrove at...
BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular and Food Fair @ DUMBOSaturday, May 4, 11AM-6PMManhattan ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Crafty on Apr 24, 2013 |
Terrariums are great for those folks who weren't born with a green thumb. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, you seriously just set it and forget it. (Okay, so it's more like you mist it and forget it, but you get the point.) Twig Terrariums is a "verdant venture" between two friends, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. Their shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn boasts a variety of terrariums (moss, plant, succulent, and air plant), DIY kits, gardening swag, and ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder in Crafty on Apr 24, 2013 |
I have had the worst relationship with deodorant. I've tried just about everything: lady brands, Mitchum, Degree, Old Spice; all of them were either too weak or put nasty stains on my clothes. I figured aluminum was the problem, as the active ingredient in antiperspirant is proven to leave gross marks, but even aluminum-free deodorants ruined my shirts. So I kept coming back to my old standard, Axe (it's fantastic deodorant, don't look at me like that), but ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Crafty on Apr 23, 2013 |
The Sweet Kili Kili Workshop crafts cute accessories with an edge. That barrette might look like a simply beautiful flower at first glance, but take a closer look and you'll find a tiny skull hidden beneath the petals. Any piece that isn't complete with a handgun or skeletal figure is still delightfully unique in its own way. Where else can you find a bracelet that features pearls, lace, and a mint chocolate waffle bowl? The Sweet Kili Kili Workshop's creations ... Read More