Sunday, December 12, 2010

the bust magazine craftacular

attended this crafts show at the metropolitan pavilion on 18th street out of curiosity and because admission was only $2.

didn't know what to expect. it's kind of an alt craftsfair - lots of brooklyn creatives, lots of letterpress cards and posters, lots of crafty jewelry, cute and/or amusingly naughty stuffed animals and t-shirts, hand crafted soap, aromatic oils and cosmetics.

prices seemed more reasonable than at many of the other city crafts venues and amy sedaris, the anti-martha and queen of the funkily homemade held court and signed her latest book upstairs.

at most crafts fairs i find only one or two booths interesting but here there were many...

it wasn't the best photo op but
here are some faces at the fair

and of course virtually everything
is available virtually...

pistachio press has especially
lovely letterpress goodies... kim fraczek who teaches
flameworking at brooklyn's 3rd ward makes inspired glass jewelry... tiny natural objects captured in resin are made into
magical jewelry at fernworks...
craftgasm purveys paper goods, many map-themed...
and the blank, spiral bound journals from
another work in progress are made
from old game boards and board games...
gold teeth brooklyn has cool, elegantly
printed cards, prints and jewelry...while the jewelry at
t kahres focuses on the organic...
the whimsical animal drawings of
stephen johnson,
an art director at martha stewart,
are charming... and the drawings of
isabel roxas are delightful...
and grid constructions of faune yerby are moody and nostalgic.


  1. Thank you for the introduction to some fine handcrafts, and the discovery of BWO. I am acquainted with Tiffany Electra X but did not know about this.

    The posts with your seasonal cards bring Christmas, which has felt distant, closer. May I put a link on my blog so that others can see your work? Thank you. I found your link at Too Much August, Not Enough Snow.

  2. I know I'm yonks late (I only just found this post!), but I wanted to thank you for the link love. I had such a good time at Bust this year; I hope to be there again this December!


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