Between the holiday shopping rush of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, “You don’t need that shit” Sunday* and Cyber Monday, there is no way that you’re going to get all your shopping done by then. So, hightail it down to the BUST Craftacular—N.Y.C.’s longest-running indie craft fair—December 7th and 8th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Industry City (Factory Floor, 220 36th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232). This year, alongside over 200 women-owned vendors, this two-day Brooklyn shopping party is offering over 60 lady-led classes, including 11 wellness classes perfect for attendees interested in creating an oasis of calm in the midst of this hectic season. Check out these great options, and nab tix to your faves for only $15 each at craftacular.bust.com. We’re supporting women! We’re enjoying ourselves! It’s the feminist thing to do!
Abortion Access Front is a a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights.
Ahh Sweet Death is all things cute and creepy! They create surface designs for various items from their folk art creations, full of color and life but with just a little touch of death.
Art Loves Life Fashion Designs is a unique collection of handmade accessories embodying modern style and bohemian flair. Inspired by everyday beauty, our collection is art worth living in.
Mariya creates by hand each piece of crystal jewelry as an amulet of beauty, authenticity, and love made to empower and inspire the wearer. Each one is a unique work of art and a supportive ally, cleansed and charged by many moons and infused with Reiki and lots of LOVE.
Brausiline provides unique handmade jewelry crafted with precious metals and gemstones.
Brooklyn Body Bling
Founder Anne Hitchcock launched Brooklyn Body Bling as a professional bellydancer in need of bling jewelry. BBBling offers handmade, intricately beaded, gorgeously colorful rings, necklaces, bodychains, and earrings in shimmering crystals and stones.
At the intersection of feminism and pop culture, you will find BxE Buttons x StaciaMade. We are a wife and husband crafting power couple who design all of our own pins, patches, stickers, pennants, t-shirts, totes, decorative pillows, and now socks.
Jewelry for every you, using metals, lucite, and resin to create pieces as multifaceted as you are.
Evolving Voice is a catalyst for inspiring a better world and a more compassionate society powered by discussion and healthy debate to replace hate and negative judgments.
Our platform is a way to spark conversations that matter in real life and online.
A curated collection of vintage adornments for the body and nest. Inspired by flora & fauna, sky & earth. "We hunt; you gather."
Fresh to Def Collective is a woman of color (WOC) empowerment brand. Our social justice accessories are handcrafted from laser-cut wood and Ghanaian kente cloth, inspiring tiny acts of resistance for your everyday look.
Kelocabay is a collection of Travel, Apparel and Home Accessories created locally using sustainable practices. Nature guided design, inspired by industrial nature and weathered coastal. All pieces are naturally dyed and manufactured in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lamia Design leather and vegan Gloves and Bags in every color and style. All items are handmade in New York.
Design and Lifestyle Brand for Pet Lovers that are classy and sassy. Pawmiscuous creates dog apparel and accessories for every dog's pawsonality. Handmade in New York City.
Lightweight laser cut acrylic statement earrings featuring phrases that challenge the cisheteropatriarchy and support marginalized and oppressed communities. Be loud.
Prince Peacock's jewelry line is inspired by the Edwardian era, Kawaii, and Pop Art. Their goal is to have an inclusive jewelry brand that accepts everyone.
Rainbobo: breaking the binary and spreading pixie dust since 2013
Unique handmade jewelry using sterling silver and semiprecious stones and vintage-inspired, hand-sewn accessories like purses and fascinators.
Cheerful paintings and playful wall hangings. Each of my works are handmade with love.
Fun earrings is my obsession. As the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”. The components of my wearable art had previous lives as credit cards, computer parts, chandelier crystals and more!
Vintage cool, classic, and kitsch! Clothing, jewelry, bags, and accessories ranging from the 60's-90's...plus 80's/90's Seventeen magazines, to make you feel even better about where you are now.
Handmade dolls, art, and accessories inspired by all people from the African diaspora. Through design, we use our dolls, art, and accessories as a vessel to convey our stories.
Reckless Daughter blends handmade jewelry and curated vintage clothing. Maria Eisen makes unique amulets repurposing antiques and global components, juxtaposing eras and cultures. The vintage pieces complete an aesthetic best described as "Stevie Nicks Biker Gang"
House of Correia revives unloved vintage accessories by hand adorning their one of a kind finds with treasures found on their journeys, staying true to their mission of bringing you sustainable fashion and radness.
Vintage with a bohemian flair.
LisetteArt Shop is a one-of-a-kind gift shop featuring cat, animal and vegan-themed clothing, whimsical art, home goods, funky accessories and more. With charming, humorous designs, LisetteArt Shop donates a percentage of profits to help animals.
The first 100 shoppers on each day will receive a goodie bag! Doors open at 11!
Tickets for classes are on sale now, for the low price of $15 per class (or $50 for four) and the cost of materials is included! Admission to the rest of the event is FREE! Find out more here!
Bry'onna Mention is a digital editor at BUST and a wavvy womanist who is always ready to square up against misogynoir and respectability. She can usually be found running through the burbs with her ‘fro. Catch her on the internet at @radsadblackbry or firstname.lastname@example.org.