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    One of the appeals of accessorizing is that we can use ourselves as an outlet for artistic expression, re-designing an entire look with a necklace or making a statement with a brooche. At an early age, especially in educational environments where girls are required to wear identical uniforms, jewelry and accessories are how we express our individuality.  Appropriately, the word jewelry can be traced back to the Latin word jocale, meaning "plaything". The message, to me, seems clear: jewelry is meant to be decorative, fresh, and playful. Read More
Why so glum? Is your uptight landlord cracking the whip with his no-pets policy? Are you teetering on the fine line between childhood and adulthood? Do you just want somebody to hug? Fluffy Goodness has an answer to all these problems: adopt! No, I’m not suggesting you go the Brangelina route and actually scoop up a little one to fill the void loneliness has left you. Instead Etsy shop owner and BUST  Magazine Craftacular vendor Adam Levine will stitch up a fluffy little companion for you to shower with love and affection. Read More
Today's Groupon deal of the day is a 50% discount for the World Maker Faire on September 25-26! There are four types of admission available and the prices range from $10-$25 after the discount. Don't miss out on this ONE DAY ONLY deal! The BUST Magazine Craftacular is only a week away!   Quickly! The Groupon deal expires when the clock strikes 12 tonight!   Click here to buy your tickets now: Groupon Deal of the Day. For more information on the BUST Magazine Craftacular, check this out. Read More
BUST Magazine has the hook-up for majorly discounted tickets to the first ever World Maker Faire in New York City on September 25th and 26th! Right now you can get 25% off the door price, just by using the code MFNYBUST in the coupon code section at checkout! You do not want to miss out on the World Maker Faire, especially since the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be there featuring 100 talented crafters selling their unique, amazing wares. Read More
Come hither crafty kids, recessionistas and connoisseurs of kitschy nostalgia! Multifaceted Busty funny lady, Amy Sedaris has declared details affiliated with her sophomore book release,  Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. Her 2006 sassy, literary debut I Like You:  Hospitality Under the Influence gave readers a guide for side splitting party planning and soiree preparation. Amy covers everything in her hostessing manual from real recipes and icebreakers to purifying threads of vomit stains. Read More

Go Boho with Buffi in Brooklyn!

BY skye in DIY

Right in the heart of Williamsburg on Bedford Ave, you can walk into SPACECRAFT and get down to business…crafty business that is!  SPACECRAFT offers weekly workshops and classes taught by local artists.  One of whom we here at BUST have a special kinship to, Buffi Jashanmal.  Buffi interned here for a while and has since started her own clothing line, Quiet Riot Dubai. Read More
Who thought bouncy balls and black stockings could make an awesome piece of jewelry? Thanks to Erica Domesek of P.S. I made This I am now the proud owner of this little number. Within minutes of stepping out my front door, a girl passing on the street asks where I got it. It's quite the conversation starter, and a colorful change from my usual pearl necklace.       Be sure to check out for more cool, crafty projects. I might just make something else when I get home! (Like this tank top!) P.S. Read More
Hey there knitters/crocheters/crafters! Do you have a loved one or someone you know deployed overseas in any branch of the military? Want to do something to do something to say "thank you" to the men and women of the U.S. Military? Well, you can! Operation Gratitude  is collecting warm scarves and caps for the their 2010 Holiday Drive. Read More
  Lose those disposable pads and tampons and try out reusable alternatives for a greener period this month! Investing in items like sponge tampons (earthy!), a Diva Cup (lasts 10 years!), or reusable pads (cute patterns!) can really help out in reducing ozone depletion and trash waste. Today, the Huffington Post has a great informative slideshow if you're new to the idea of eco-friendly period gear. Also, if you're feeling crafty, here's a site with great patterns to make your very own reusable pads with whatever sweet patterns you want. Read More
One of the things I remember most about being a kid in the summer were the endless days at the local pool, letting my hair turn green from the chlorine as my friends and I pretended to be mermaids. We would let our hair down and try to keep our feet together as if we had mermaid tails. If I could go back in time knowing that I actually could have a real mermaid tail, I would be the coolest kid at the pool! Here's this awesome craft project from Instructables to make a working mermaid tail. Read More