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Amazing DooDads You Didn’t Even Know You Wanted! (But you must have)

by Melissa Bradley

   Bust’s Craftaculars came back with a bang, and we are exploding at the seams with some amazing raffle prizes thanks to our rad group of hardworking and talented vendors from our L.A. and N.Y. shows.
    If you were lucky enough to be able to attend either (or both) shows in Brooklyn (April 23) and L.A. (May 07), then you already know about the whirlwind of gadgets, knick knacks, jewelry, beauty products and delicious noms that captivated the interests and imaginations of our wonderful attendees. But, maybe you did attend and couldn’t find the time to get around to all the activities going on, so let’s fill you in on some things you might have missed.

    Brooklyn kept the good vibes going all day with macrame and friendship bracelet  lessons from Brooklyn Crafting Company and Sublime Stitching,  hair braiding and makeovers by Amika and Girlz Time, DIY nail art stations with Floss Gloss, and an amazing mini fashion show by BK Fashion Week with some awesome DJing by Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) and That’s So Raben (Pussy Power), to name a few.  
    Los Angeles shined back, letting some brave their hand at silk screening their own shirts courtesy of The Hit + Run, capture their glee at some uniquely designed photo booth setups by Ivy Paper and Las Fotos Project, and a chance to meet some amazing female artists such as Hellen Jo and Robin Eisenberg thanks to our amazing friends at the SuperChief Gallery, who provided the unique venue.

    The first 200 attendees at either event took home some amazing swag bags, but our raffle winners made out like the real bandits.  So many amazing items for prizes, I’m almost jealous.

Our first winner is Phyllis LeBert from Boston, MA.

Phyllis lives in Boston with her owner, a judgmental cat named Boots.  During the day, Phyllis slaves away at the office so she can buy Boots her favorite food and litter.  But during her free time she enjoys napping, eating, and staring at nothing in particular. You can follow Phyllis and her cat-like adventures on twitter @phyl_bert or read along as she chronicles the thoughts and dreams of lost gloves everywhere on Instagram @gloveontheground.

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Congratulations on this explosion of  awesomeness:

Crusoe Jewelry (ring), MRK Jewelry (earrings), Selkyrie Design (earrings), Pep and Dux (pin), Metrix Jewelry (ring), Ellie and Ivie (necklace), Amber Poitier (earrings), Farradas (knit clips), Monk Oil (City Skin Potion No. 1), luckypalmtree  (striped pants), Explore Designs (scarf), Feminist Apparel (feminist as fuck t-shirt), Michelle Muri-Sloane (art), Kari’s Kits  (hat), LittlePaper Warriors (notebook), Floss Gloss (t-shirt / stickers / nail polish), Armor Beauty (lip gloss / tote bag), Loome (tool), Dirty Dolls Lingerie (panties), Flynn & King (soap), Laurie Elyse (guitar pick bracelet), Yumi Jewelry  (earrings), Haskieville Apparel (tote bag), Rebel Nell (earrings), Witch City Wicks (lemon verbena candle), Timid Monsters (green timid monster), Gilding by Leah Beth Fishman (cowboy handmade verre eglomise art), DAVIDsTEA (mug / summer iced teas), Sail Away Coffee Co. (captain’s blend), The Local Branch, We-Vibe (couples’ vibrator), Shipped to Sea (cross stitch), Planet Cute (bunny eating ice cream pouch), Soukenberi (perfume), Dahlia Soleil Collection (fuckboy prohibited patch), JackPieFiber (yarn), Bloom & Thistle (johnny cash print), Conscious Step (socks), Approaching Happiness (go fuck yourself pillow), She Sings We Dance (feminist pin), Lady Parts Justice (scarf) and Suzanne Rae (cardigan).

Our second winner is Andrea Stockard from Los Angeles, CA.  

Andrea is a Journalism major from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She moved to Los Angeles in May 2015 to pursue a career in acting and has loved it ever since! As a strong supporter of women and social progression, Andrea enjoys reading “BUST” and hopes to share the word of this magazine with other awesome people!

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Congratulations on your amazing bounty from these great artists:
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MNKR Brand (Get Lost T-shirt),  Surly-ramics(NOM NOM NOM necklace), Horse and Unicorn Drawings (enamel pins), Rebel Nell (earrings), Mallow & Hop (marshmallow), Clare Bare (underwear), Chablee (ring), Farradas Knits (knit clips), Crystals of Altamira (clearing spray), Es Super Fun (cat w/ computer keychain), and ini creations presents lucky120 (stickers).

Once again, thank you to all those who made the Craftaculars great.

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