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BUST Craftacular will be returning to World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science this October 1st & 2nd for its 7th season! World Maker Faire is a traveling, inclusive, makerspace where technology and craft live in harmony and thrive. This family-friendly event is a huge meet and greet for like-minded, passionate people and the “greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” for awesome projects. Over 95,000 New Yorkers came out last year to discover what's new on the technological horizon - we'd hate for you to...
Wear After Reading Do you have a book that’s already made the rounds with all your friends? Or a thrift store score with a beautiful cover that’s missing a few pages? With this super-easy craft, you can give a novel new life. DIY MaterialsHardcover bookX-Acto knifeA purse, slightly smaller than your book, that opens at the top (not with a fold-over closure)E6000 glueRibbon the width of your book’s spineClampsINSTRUCTIONS1. Remove the pages of your book by using an X-Acto knife to slice along the inside of the spine;...
If you’re anything like me, your average day is filled with screen time. Whether I’m writing on my laptop or managing Bossed Up’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts from my iPhone, I love being connected with you bosses! But we all know the perils of being plugged in ALL the time. The good news is, it’s not the phone and computer itself that are damaging—it’s how we choose to use them. Here are six apps to integrate into your Internet usage to make sure you’re the boss of your devices instead of the...
  We've all experienced a bit of Ramona Flowers hair envy at some point. Her seamless hair color change from one shade to another may seem possible only in a fictional world. We’re here to tell you the truth: You can change your Crayola colored hair seamlessly without having to use bleach or worrying about the shades turning into a nice shade of greenish mud. Here’s how you can change your bright colored hair all on your own. 1.     Use the color wheel. Going from blue...
   Bust’s Craftaculars came back with a bang, and we are exploding at the seams with some amazing raffle prizes thanks to our rad group of hardworking and talented vendors from our L.A. and N.Y. shows.     If you were lucky enough to be able to attend either (or both) shows in Brooklyn (April 23) and L.A. (May 07), then you already know about the whirlwind of gadgets, knick knacks, jewelry, beauty products and delicious noms that captivated the interests and imaginations of our wonderful attendees. But,...
  Time to get a life refresh for a whole new Spring season - the BUST Craftacular has everything a stylish rebel needs to get back into the #spring of things. Get tickets here and RSVP on Facebook today to get updates!Here's what we've got planned for this edition: Over 30 of the choicest handmade vendors selling handmade items you can't find anywhere else.Rad activities to get you pumped for Spring, including Kitty Bungalow's Kitten Cabana! MeowBe one of the first 200 people through the dooreach day and get a FREE GOODIE BAG!Directions are here: Superchief Gallery in DTLA739 Kohler...
Photo by Megan Senior This is not the Sculpey of your kindergarten art class. Well, OK, it is. But this chunky polymer pendant is so dang cute, no one will ever know. Freshen up your wardrobe with make ’n’ bake clay beads for some brand-new jewelry that costs less than a latte.  Materials Polymer clay (e.g. Sculpey, available at craft stores and online) in at least three colors Clay hole cutter (or long kitchen skewer) X-Acto or butter knife  Baking sheet Necklace cord of your choice (leather, suede, jute, cotton, etc.) Scissors Instructions 1. Select...

Photo by Emily Kate Roemer Java and alcohol have long been boozy bedfellows—hello Irish coffee!—but these days the combo is getting a totally new treatment. Like a grown-up version of Red Bull and vodka, it’s a pairing that serves up both kinds of buzz. Plus it tastes incredible! These three recipes—one hot and two cold—will let you espresso your inner mixologist.RISE AND SHINEAll the best brunch beverages in one bright, smoky, delicious drink (pictured above, left). 2 oz. mezcal 1 oz. Maraschino liqueur (like Luxardo) 1 oz....

Photo by Megan SeniorWant to add a little pizzazz to your desk? (Or really, just about anything in your house?) Add gilded detailing to any basic object with metal leaf paper and watch everything you touch turn to gold.What You’ll Need Acrylic gloss medium Gold leaf adhesive Imitation gold leaf sheets (We used Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Starter Kit, which includes adhesive, gold leaf paper, and sealant; $10.99, Michaels.com) Masking tape X-Acto Knife Cutting mat 2 Paintbrushes Disposable gloves Cheesecloth Instructions If you are decorating a porous surface like wood, you will need to seal it using...
I began powder coating in 2013.In 2012 I began my jewelry line, Funhouse Labs. I found myself wanting to use brightly colored metal components in my jewelry. Body heat and skin oils eroded through many of the paint and enamel formulations I was working with. Then I remembered something that I had heard before called powder coating.Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. This powder is made of plastic particles and the consistency is very similar to...
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Upcoming Events

Grace Notes: Reflections for Now (D.C.)
Fri Oct 20 @12:00AM
Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making
Fri Oct 20 @12:00AM
S.H.E. Summit
Fri Oct 20 @12:00PM - 12:00AM
Iron & Wine on Tour!
Fri Oct 20 @ 8:00PM -
Young Feminist Conference
Sat Oct 21 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM