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  Here's another fantastic tutorial from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who hosted a workshop table at last Sunday's BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press.  This whimsical, colorful placemat will definitely up the ante on your home decor, and it could not be simpler. Read More
Here's another great craft from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY iPhone case tutorial appears in her book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. This guaranteed one-of-a-kind case is sure to get your phone in the mood for PRIMPED!   Materials: Wood-grain contact paper Scissors Pencil iPhone case   Directions: Roll out contact paper so that the lined inside is facing upward. Read More
We can’t believe it’s finally time for the first-ever BUST Craftacular's Primped, our shopping and pampering expo for stylish rebels. We absolutely cannot wait to see all your faces this weekend in Brooklyn!    This beautiful beast of an event brings together the very best of the Brooklyn indie scene, including one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade fashion, rocking DJs, locally sourced food, free salon services (nail DIYs, a braid bar, hair chalking, mini-massages, bang trims, and more), tarot readings, cute crafts, and cocktails. Read More
  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab blends dark, romantic, and cruelty-free scents for folks who are into all things magickal, pagan, mythological, medieval, Victorian, and horror. What does that mean? Basically, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab team uses their 15-plus years of experience in the homeopathy and aromatherapy fields to transform ideas (everything from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline series and medieval love poems) to super-wearable, but still unique, perfumes. They have a mind-boggling assortment of scents (and massage and bath oils, too!) available for purchase on their website. Read More
Odd Twin presents an impeccable collection of hand-picked vintage wear from the 1920’s through 80’s.  The owner, Francesca Neville, utilizes her exceptional taste to not only select vintage clothing but to preserve pieces by restoring and redesigning them for her Born Again line of fashion.   Read more about Francesca and her impressive collection below. Tell us about yourself. My name is Francesca Neville and I have been inspired by vintage clothing since I was tall enough to open my mother's closet. Read More
Bold, retro, fun - Hey, Dollface! promises to brighten up any outfit with their adorable jewelry and accessories.  Pearls, hearts and flowers give Hey, Dollface! pieces their signature classic meets modern look.  Creator of Hey, Dollface!, Jen Macaluso, is a New York City native, artist and DIY dame. To learn more about Jen and her whimsical work, read our interview below.  Tell us about yourself. My name is Jen Macaluso and I’m the doll behind Hey, Dollface! Jewelry & Accessories. Read More
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. DILDIY:   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
Brown Butter Beauty offers a natural alternative to beauty products to enhance your hair, skin and body.  Founder, Christine Gant, is an accomplished photographer with a passion for making women feel beautiful. Want to learn more about Christine and her Brown Butter Beauty creations? Read below. Tell us about yourself.  I'm a professional photographer turned beauty maven.  I left a 10+ year career as a photographer to start "Brown Butter Beauty" a  hair care  and skincare line created with natural exotic ingredients from around world. Read More
Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art.  This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer.  Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.   For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!  Tell us about yourself.Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky bad ass babes like myself that have an appreciation for feminism and all things retro and kitsch. Read More
In celebration of all things crafty, we thought we'd share the work of the extraordinary author/craftswoman Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY stationary appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. Read More