BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 19, 2015
A political craze in Detroit, Colorado has taken the shocking form of IUD glitter earrings. These funky pieces of sparkly jewelry are being used to make more than just a fashion statement—they are becoming symbols of support for House Bill 1194, which would give extended funding to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, originally set to expire on June 30. The bill would provide $5 million dollars to low-income women, giving them access to IUDs and other reversible forms of contraceptives. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 18, 2014
Thousands of shoppers checked lots of gifts off their lists at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn. If you weren’t able to join us in person you can still shop ’til you drop from our amazing vendors’ online stores. One crowd favorite is TRIME. Noémie Jennifer makes modular, structural jewelry that’s fun and customizable for every occasion and mood. Each TRIME kit allows you to create a minimum of three variations of the same piece, by interchanging colors and/or shapes. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 17, 2014
The countdown has begun. There are five more days until the BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston. Yup, that’s right, on Saturday Nov. 22 at the Cyclorama in the Boston Center for the Arts we are hosting a whole slew of awesome from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be over 100 vendors, make-and-take crafts, an ugly sweater booth, tasty treats, gift wrapping, a cat café with adoptable cats benefiting the Broken Trail Rescue. It is sure to be a perfect day filled with creativity and inspiration. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 18, 2014
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Lindsey Eisentraut of Eisentraut Jewelry about her inspiration from nature and her family.
B: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your business, why did you start, how would you describe your brand's personality? How did you get your name? You get the gist. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 22, 2014
Though the language used in its commercial smacks of “so simple, even a woman can understand it,” I must admit that the Cuff is a pretty cool invention. It’s a little chip (or “tiny device with technology inside,” as the commercial puts it) worn in a piece of jewelry that, among other useful tricks, can send an alert to someone’s phone when you’re in danger.
Just press the device, and a message gets sent to a friend or family member with your location, as well as audio of what’s happening at the scene. Read More
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 making fun, quirky, unconventional pieces like my furry animal necklaces and alien jewelry pieces. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Apr 30, 2014
What can 3d printing do? Prepare to have your mind blown.
1) 3D DIY Sex Toys
(Via: New York Toy Collective)
That's right, you can print highly personalized sex toys in the comfort of your own home. This is not a drill. I am convinced that this is why 3D printing was created. The technology is almost in place to allow anyone to print body-safe pleasure objects. This is what the future looks like, people.
2) 3D – Printed Cast
(Osteoid by Deniz Karasahin)
This cast contains the technology to speed up recovery time and looks kick-ass while doing so. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 29, 2014
Fox & Doll specializes in classic hair and body products for bouffant-loving babes (and their more modern counterparts). Its creative and sophisticated stylings bring beauty to vintage and retro looks of all eras and occasions. Shana Astrachan, the woman behind Fox & Doll, currently boasts her own makeup and jewelry line in addition.
To learn more about Shana and Fox & Doll’s stylings, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Shana Astrachan and I am a San Francisco-based designer, metalsmith, makeup artist and hair stylist. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
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 Dia's creator herself, Jessica Lawson. 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 “grown up” and “sexy,” but she doesn’t have genitals and therefore cannot be understood as a sexual agent. Read More