BY Sophie Turcotte
on Mar 23, 2010
Several BUST ladies have already stopped by Brooklyn Charm and are currently bringing the bling to the office. I can't wait to get there Friday and make my own smashing necklace...
The cool thing about this boutique is the DIY aspect obviously. Expect these major things at the opening party this Friday, March 26th: free classes, cocktails, BUST magazines, and a bunch of giveaways (you can enter to win all week just by buying something before the party) including a ... Read More
BY Sophie Turcotte
on Mar 16, 2010
Brooklyn Charm opens this week in Williamsburg! (Sponsored by BUST!)
Brooklyn Charm is a DIY vintage jewelry shop, featuring local designers, thousands of deadstock jewelry pieces, jewelry making classes, and ETSY consultations. It's a store where anyone can come in off the street and sort through thousands of vintage supplies and build their own amazing piece of jewlery.
Located at 145 Bedford Ave at N. 9th entrance - the old Triple 5 Soul storefront
From ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Mar 03, 2010
While I can’t help but think the iPad jokes are growing weak, this certainly gave me a chuckle. Yep, somebody went ahead and made the pad case. Totally worth it, if only for the novelty factor. You can pick this up from Hip Handmaids on Etsy for $40—or, if you act now, $30.
[Hip Handmaids on Etsy]
Image via Hip ... Read More
BY Intern Laura
on Feb 04, 2010
Winter may still be upon us, but at least daylight hours are growing longer and we are getting closer to the annual Spring Craftacular. Even so, if you like many BUST readers are growing impatient and can't wait to get your hands on some crafty goodness, there is still hope.
Craftacular veteran Better Than Jam has opened a co-op in Bushwick that features clothing, jewelry, and accessories all hand made by local designers, many of them being some of our ... Read More
on Feb 02, 2010
If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Most Brits are familiar with Clothkits from the dresses their mums made for them when they were kids, but I only discovered them about a ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V.
on Jan 04, 2010
You know Barbie - she's an astronaut, leading Malibu surf champion, ice skater, doctor, has a pilot's license, animal owner, big sister, Cadalliac driver and resident of a bubblegum pink abode. Barbie dances (ballerina, anyone?) but now she can sing.
Barbie now moonlights as Lady Gaga.
Doll artist (or "player") Veik recreates many of Gaga's vivid looks on dolls. The Beijing player crafts Gaga's larger-than-life looks on the minitature scale and you can too. Many ... Read More
on Dec 17, 2009
Want to make the cutest most adorbsest nicest hippest gift tags for your gifts this year? Thanks to the crafty dude at Dudecraft.com, you can. The teeny tiny-ness of this craft is killing me: yes, there's an album cover. Inside that is an album sleeve. And inside that is the tiny little record that serves as the gift card -- just write your note on the back. Squeee! Not only does this crafty dude show you exactly how to make these amazing little tags, but he even ... Read More
on Dec 15, 2009
What do you get for the woman who has everything -- including a multi-media publishing and television empire? How about some Mean Cards, or Guinness Beer Soap? That's what Racheal Ray blogger Evette Rios thought, so she trekked down from Rachael's lair to the BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC a few weeks ago, and made the cutest video of her visit! If you've never been to a BUST Craftacular, this vid will give you a fantastic idea of what goes down, plus introduce ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Dec 11, 2009
Yeah, we know -- you've heard all about it already. Well, in case anybody didn't, we're gonna tell you one more time. Tomorrow is BUST's Holiday Craftacular in sunny Los Angeles, CA, and trust us when we say you don't want to miss it!
Delights that await you include:
1) Over 50 vendors of handmade clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other goodies
2) The Grilled Cheese Truck parked outside, waiting to provide you with their take on the best sandwich of all time
3) ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Dec 10, 2009
It's probably best for my bank account that I can't go to the LA Craftacular on Saturday -- one BUST shopping extravaganza was hard enough on my wallet. But if I could go, and had lots of cash with me, I'd definitely hit up the I Heart Guts table. I'll admit it -- when Craftacular guru Susan said 'You gotta check out this lady's plush uterus,' I was more than a little skeptical. But surprise! These guts are adorable, and I heart them, too.The I Heart Guts website ... Read More