Sacramento Craft Mafia

The Sacramento Craft Mafia is an organization of indie business owners who have come together to promote, support and encourage each other and put Sacramento on the map as the capital of Crafts.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Crafty Classes Spectacular

Where you ask?!?!

The first week in December is going to be quite a busy one for Sophia of Simply Strands. She will be teaching 3 back to back classes at The Bead Fetish.

December 2nd from 6-9 will be Pendant Pizzazz. Students will learn to wrap pendants in wire...this is a great class even for beginners.

December 3rd from 6-9 will be Curly Coils. Students will get an introduction to making beads from wire and will probably even leave with their very own curly coiled bracelet!

December 4th from 6-9 pm will be Woven Waltz. This class integrated some chain mailing techniques into a gorgeous bracelet!

Check out The Bead Fetishes website for more detailed descriptions and pictures of each class! Hope to see you there! (Pictures are not from a Bead Fetish class...but they are meant to give an approximate idea and get you excited!)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dia de los Muerto @ Sara Jane & Co.

A couple weeks back, we had the pleasure of selling our wares & having a Day of the Dead altar at Sara Jane & Co.! Even though it was raining like crazy, we made the most of it and had our own fun! Here's some pictures from that event:

Please remember to mark your calendars for the Sara Jane & Co. Black Friday event @ 6am in Midtown! You don't want to miss it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Hey all!
If you are not one for the day after Thanksgiving shopping craziness, I think we may have an event to change your mind!
The Sacramento Craft Mafia is pleased to announce we are joining Sara Jane of Sara Jane & Co. for another fun filled event!
Black Friday, or Friday, November 28th is going to get the MAFIA treatment!
Imagine NOT fighting over scarves and bags at the MAUL (mall!)!
Imagine NOT taking a shuttle to do your shopping!
Imagine choosing thoughtful, eco friendly, artistic and handmade wonders with out paying for shipping-and all in ONE spot!
Need MORE coaxing?
How about fab swag for you shopping die hards who will join us at 6am!?
More, you say? How about a hot, fresh cup of coffee FOR FREE???!
Come on, now! Its gonna be great! Get a jump on your holiday shopping the MAFIA way!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Del Paso is Hot this Saturday

Come out to Del Paso this Saturday for Second Saturday.

This is the kick-off for the revitalization of Del Paso spearheaded by Phantom Galleries.

Puppy Bird will showing and selling work in the Masonic Building (2354 Forrest St. - venue #13 on the map),along with other artists and the occasional musical interlude by Tina Seatris on Piano.

There is a lot going on in Del Paso so start your journey at the Greens Hotel Courtyard. You can pick up a map and enjoy the easylistening
jazz of “So What” as you plot out your course for the evening.

for more info visit:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Guess whats Coming?!?!

Its almost here! SECOND SATURDAY!!! It is NOT over for the year and it does run through the winter. Unfortunately Park Your Art by McMartin will be closed until March, but there are several other awesome events going on!


* Sara Jane and Co. Check out their awesome 3 day reception!!!

* Top Dawg at 2014 Del Paso Boulevard doing some live painting (weather permitting) on the patio. This little adventure is part of the reopening of Phantom Galleries. and here is a whole list of what else is going on with Phantom that night.Very cool stuff:

* Russell Nichols' awarding short film about Del Paso Boulevard "Stakin Claim" will be showing at The Stoney Inn every 30 minutes, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Russell will be on hand for much of the evening to discuss the film. For more details, contact The Stoney Inn - (916) 927 -6023

.* Casa Bella Furniture will be hosting a wine and cheese reception for it featured artist, Daphne Burgess, from 6-8 p.m.

* Popular local band, The Benny's, will be playing in the parking lot of Casa Bella from 6-10 p.m.Plan to bring a blanket or lawn chairs if you plan to stay for the concert!

* Grant High School's Jazz Trio will be performing at 1811 Del Paso Boulevard at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Twin Rivers students will also be exhibiting their works. The district is also sponsoring a reception honoring the student artists and school board members at 6 p.m

.* A Brazilian music and dance performance will begin at 1811 Del Paso Boulevard (Capoeira Arts Academy) at 7 p.m.

* Giant kites will be on display at Top Dawg, 2014 Del Paso Boulevard* Icons and Abstracts, the works of John Krempel and Margaret Teichert, will return to Del Paso Boulevard at 1625 Del Paso Boulevard.Plus other places to check out:And if you are walking by, check out the mural between K and L st on 23rd Midtown. (The above list was put together by Jared in connect with the Sacramento Art Connects...thank you!)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cool Times with the Ladies

So Saturday rocked...even in the rain!!! So much fun to hang with the ladies in the Sacramento Craft mafia and The proprietress of Sara Jane and Co.

Check out Sarah Jane and Co. to see some awesome works by members of the Sacramento Craft Mafia and several other amazing local artists!!!