BUST Craftacular Spring Is Here! Come Shop, Craft, And Primp!

by Becky Brown

New Yorkers, rejoice! Spring is finally here! Snow is officially in the rearview mirror and we’re in Spring’s sweet spot. The weather is warm and breezy, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, dogs and babies are smiling, you’re feeling optimistic, and we still have a month left before the mind-numbing heatwaves of Summer approach. What better way to celebrate than eating Instagram-worthy food, getting your braid on, and supporting local artists at the BUST Craftacular, this Saturday! Here’s a roundup of wonderful vendors and events you can expect at the BUST Craftacular Spring! in Industry City, Brooklyn from 11-7pm: 

Free Activities All Day

That’s right, queens! Free stuff to do! From 11-7, you can treat yourself guilt-free and bask in the royalty you are.

Have your hair braided to your liking at the Braid Bar by Amika. Braids are a great way to style your hair without heat, and they last days. Have you always wanted to perfect a crown braid? Or maybe a fishtail? Ditch the confusing YouTube tutorials and have your silky mane styled by a professional.


Match your nails to your outfit, your hair, your dog, or your attitude at the I <3 Nail Art booth provided by Floss Gloss. “Floss your gloss like a boss” with hard-to-find colors and emerge a glamourous beaut. Plus, these polishes are vegan!

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Moms, take a breather!  Bed Stuy-based private spa Girlz Time has your back, literally.  They’ll be providing free Bobbi Brown makeovers to all moms (and non-moms too!) and they’ll keep your kids entertained with a free craft. YES.


Remember the friendship bracelets you made in summer camp? The Forever Friends booth is similar, but more badass. Create beautiful friendship bracelets with the help of Sublime Stitching.

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Would you like a crown, your highness? Yes. Always. Adorn your wind-swept locks with an angelic floral crown alongside us — the women of BUST!

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Are you feeling yourself yet? After you’ve taken a few selfies, give yourself the permanent gift of a self portrait by talented illustrator Akane Ogura, and voilà! You’re a work of art!

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If you love music, DJ That’s So Raben will be spinning the sounds of 90s nostalgia, starting at 1pm.


If you love fashion, at 5pm BK Style Foundation will host a preview catwalk on the cusp on Brooklyn’s Fashion Week. Streetwear designers Brooklyn Celebrity and Abou Gangue have wrap skirts and kangas for you to feast your eyes on. 



This event is not free, but it’s a steal – Brooklyn Craft Company ‘s Brett Bara will host four lessons: Beginner Macrame, Metal & Crochet and Paper Marbeling! Reserve a spot now!

Delicious food: Treat Yoself! 

Have a delicious cold brew iced coffee at Sail Away or have a mouthwatering sandwich from Ends Meat, which uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients.


Image via endsmeatnyc.com

Clothes: Treat yoself!

Get rid of your old clothes (by donating them), and give yourself one-of-a-kind clothing made from local Brooklyn designers, such as Suzanne Ray, who creates elegant two piece outfits like this. If you don’t’ have a robe yet, get yourself some luxury loungewear from Siobhan Barrett, who makes robes, undies and swimwear by hand.

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Image via etsy.com/siobhanbarrett

Jewelry: Treat yoself!

Disarm your friends with some arm candy! With thirty jewelry vendors, BUST’s Craftacular is well stocked with everything from semi-precious gem stones from MRK Jewelry Designs ,or unusual silver jewelry from Beloved Little Lamb!


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Stationery: Treat yoself!

Whether you need to tell your roommate to leave the seat up, or tell your parents of your engagement, do it with a card from Woven Ink, Little Ideas Studios or Sea Heart City Press!

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Image via etsy.com/seaheartcitypress

Housewares: Treat yoself!

Create the home of your dreams with customized pillows from Approaching Happiness, gilded desktop items from Gilding By Leah Beth Fishman, or soy candles from Sweet Dish & Darling!

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Spa Essentials: Treat yoself!

Luxuriate in products that were made to keep your skin fresh and dewy, such as bath salts from Morphologically, petal body polish from Movida, body butter from Soukenberi, or hand made soap from Blue Bee Bar!


Image via bluebeebars.com

Fine Leather Goods: Treat yoself!

You’ll need a purse to go with your new outfit. Get your leather on with cute and trendy leather bags from local designer Jordyn Jacobs, an urban chic saddleback blanket holder from The Local Branch or a sea bass bag by Under Hill Leather.

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Image via underhillleather.com

If this doesn’t sell you, BUST Craftacular is also selling toolkits, such as Kari’s Kits DIY-knitting kit, and this fiber craft tool kit from Loome!

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Image via theloome.com

You can also find local artwork for sale from Lovepop, who creates laser-cut 3D cards, and calligraphy on decorative driftwood from Velma & Louise BKNY.

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Image via velmaandlouisebkny.com

Need some makeup? We’ve got you covered. Armour Beauty has over 25 shades of paraben free, gluten free, and cruelty free vibrant lip glosses.

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There’s even plenty for the kids at Luckypalmtree Inc, where you can find a soft, organic swaddle blanket, organic headband, bodysuit, dress, pants and tees!

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Image via luckypalmtree.com

BUST a move and get to the Craftacular this Saturday at Industry City in Brooklyn! It’s the best day of the year. 

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BUST Craftacular Spring! Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, 11am-7pm 
on the Factory Floor @ Industry City 
233 37th St, Brooklyn, NY

Top images via bust.com/craftacular, Top image via nydailynews.com, Gif via tumblr


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