BY Victoria Woodcock
on Dec 01, 2014
In September we ran a competition with British online marketplace Folksy to win a free stall space at the BUST Christmas Craftacular in London. The winner was I Am Acrylic with its quirky plastic jewelry designs. Ruth and Brendan started making jewelry in 2004 and hand-cut all their pieces on a fretsaw (so no lasers here) in their London studio.
And at the December 14 BUST Christmas Craftacular they will be running workshops all day so that you can cut out and ... Read More
BY Victoria Woodcock
on Nov 26, 2014
I've been a big fan of Kirsty Kirkpatrick's Uncommonly Beautiful range of upcylced jewelry for a number of years; I own several pieces and I'm always super-pleased to see her stall at the London BUST Craftacular. "The label is an anti-land fill fashion accessory label," founded by Kirsty in June 2006. She pieces together vintage elements into modern designs – sometimes subtle and delicate, sometime big and bold. More recently, her designs have included ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Nov 24, 2014
We know you must be tired from BUST’s Boston Craftacular (we certainly are); but no sleep ‘til Brooklyn, ladies! On Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, the Craftacular is moving along to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.
Among the event’s diverse offerings, such as whimsical greeting cards, herbal medicines, and “cuppies” (a cupcake cookie hybrid, the perfect cure to your sweet tooth), is the lady-empowering DIY creations ... Read More
on Nov 21, 2014
This week’s giveaway is one of Nikki McClure’s fabulous wall calendars. She has been making these calendars faithfully for 16 years, and each year they get better and better.
They have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools. Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper with an x-acto knife.
Nikki features strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action.
This year's verbs ... Read More
BY Susan Avett
on Nov 20, 2014
For those of you who have not heard, we here at BUST are very excited for the upcoming BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston! THIS Saturday, November 22 (yeah, that’s right, two days away) in Boston’s South End at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, we will be hosting more than 100 vendors, offering make-and-take crafts, tasty treats, gift wrapping and more. There will also be a cat cafe benefitting Broken Tail Rescue, ... Read More