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Wooden Amulet Necklace! • August 2nd, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Amulet Necklace!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Treat Yourself! You Deserve It! 

I’m back in town, and ready to make wooden amulet necklaces with you! It’s time to take beads in hand, and paint too, and make/preserve for yourself a totem for the good ol’ summertime. Because now we are August, which means 31 days of hot living, which means you’ve got to look as hot as possible.

We have so much planned, we even have some really exciting extracurricular activities set for you, including helping out with some a community project with the LA Rocks (as in actual, sedimentary, made from the earth’s crust, rocks) and FIGURE DRAWING with Dr. Sketchy!!!

For now, however, we’ll set you up with a wooden shape and the hand drill, and you’ll paint/adorn the center of your necklace, and then fashion its strings with beads, baubles and what-nots from the collection I’ve prepared for you! It’s soooo much funnnn ahhhhh maaaaaa gahhhhhh you will like it. AND I’ll have the air conditioning on, you can be nice and cool, with a cocktail, and your friends, and the night’s gonna be perfect. Did you see the moon? Go look at the moon, then come see us.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

August 9th – BIG ROCK PAINTING PARTY with The Los Angeles Rocks! Paint fun art on rocks and hide around the city to brighten someone’s day! Include inspirational and encouraging messages. Check out their FB Page to learn about inspiring rocks! 

August 16th – Clothespin Note Holders!

August 23rd – 8pm Early Start time FIGURE DRAWING with with DR. SKETCHY!!! Back to the Future Themed! CraftNight will start at 9pm, and the craft is paint-a-statue! 

August 28th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Six games of boys, girls, balls, debauchery and PRIZES!!!!

August 30th – National Parks Craft! It’s time for Craftivism, we’re focusing on the national parks, because we need to protect our wildlands for now and future generations! Details coming sooooon!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

  

 

Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Jewelry Craft, Painting Craft

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Halloween Bracelet Night • Oct. 5th, 2016

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This Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Sassy Halloween Bracelets!
$3 Donation Please
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Stronger than Dirt!

Embrace the season, the Halloween crafts are HERE! We have these bracelets that you will want to wear!

Align yourself with nature and be untamed! Revel in the light, the wind, the hunt for pumpkins, the taste of crisp apples and hot tea!

Not only that, but visit www.gothtober.com which is our way of sharing the Autumn season with you! We host 31 days of online art treats, a new one revealed with each day!
In the words of Wendell Jones (a big fan of ours, which means we’re a big fan of his)

“For those of you who have never experienced it, a bunch or artists, inspired madmen and women and friends from all over the City of Angels create one video or spooky art project a day for all of October.
Each day you check in to be amazed. This is feminist friendly, LGBT positive, people of color loving, subversive creativity. And you don’t want to miss it!”

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

 

Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Jewelry Craft

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Spring Bead Season • May 4th, 2016

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This Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Spring Beads, Spring Beads! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: You’re gonna like the way you look, we guarantee it.  

Springtime is bead time, where you adorn yourself with the things that you like, the stylish trappings of who you are. A great place to stop in and make for yourself a bauble, a fancy trinket, a treat for your wrist or a beaded headband for your mind, a place to make all of this on Wednesday is Akbar. I’m breaking out the beads, and beads are deep. Beads are more than colorful or pretty, beads are us.

Beads have been around a looooooong time! People used them for currency! They were also used as anti-stress devices, you could hold onto your beads and think about your life. This bead technique still works today. Beads are used for devotional praying, and they make great game pieces if you make a home made board game! Beads are so cool that we’re pretty sure the reason we as humans developed language is because we wanted each other’s beads. We built systems of language based on economic bead wants and needs. The oldest beads are about 72,000 years old, which means that when you wear a bead, you are wearing the first self help device known to humans. But beads didn’t just help one, they helped everyone!

Beads were around before farming, before language, before tools and shelter. Beads helped us develop social technology! Working with beads is mega primal, you’ll be like “Why does this feel so natural for me?” Come on into CraftNight and do some social technology with us, your ancient ancestors would be so proud!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

HOORAY IT’S MAY!  

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*** SPECIAL EVENT*** FRIDAY/SATURDAY MAY 6th and 7th Beaches the Musical! Directed by yours truly! If you like historic gay enclaves with hot waiters serving you piping hot Mexican food and cocktails, if you like underground queer theaters, shoulder pads, wigs, drag, beards, lesbians, nurse hats, laughter, and music, it’s pretty much everything you need in one evening: TICKETS HERE! It’s all at Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Theater! Dinner and a show!

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BET YER BOTTOM BINGO • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm • Six Action-Packed Games! • Girls, boys, balls and prizes for our big winners!!!! 50 Cents a card!!!

 

 

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Wearable Craft

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Shrinky Dinks: THE SEQUEL • Sept. 23rd, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Sept 23rd, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Shrinky Dinks THE SEQUEL 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Fall in love with cocktails all over again. 
NEXT TUESDAY SEPT 29th: BET YER BOTTOM BINGO at Akbar 8pm to 10pm • Take a chance on big bottles o’ booze, boys, girls, balls and so much more!  

The Autumnal Equinox IS HERE!!! We are officially IN the Fall season!
This means you will get less flack for wearing a winter scarf and boots even though it’s in the 90s this week. And speaking of this week, LAST week had all of you staying at home, watching the debates and seeking higher ground in case of tidal waves from the earthquake in Chile.

At least, that’s what I think everyone was doing, because it was so quiet, so weirdly and unnervingly quiet on Sunset Blvd. last week that we’re just going to hit the reset button and repeat last week’s craft. I NEVER DO THIS. But I feel that Shrinky Dinks is simply not to be missed. You can’t miss them. It’s criminal to keep yourself from this project. It’s so insanely cool that the three people who made Shrinky Dinks at CraftNIght last week TOTALLY FREAKED OUT. They screamed, they marveled, they were full of joy, they were elated.
I want that for you too, girl.
Seriously, I’ve got jewelry findings so you can make EARRINGS and BRACELETS.
I have templates for you to use if you need to trace.
Here is last week’s post so you can read about how cool this craft is, and believe me, I NEVER repeat Crafts two times in a row, but as a Craft Captain, I believe that this is the most responsible thing to do. Come in and make a pumpkin pendant, a charm bracelet, a choker, a pair of earrings. Make as many as you want, it’s incredible, for $3 the world is your oyster!!!!

Also: we will be serving Brach’s “Carmel Macchiato” flavored candy corn, and “Pumpkin Spice Latte” M&M’s in our quest to help you decide what best way there is to rot your teeth this fall. Join us!

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: Your Autumn Leaf Craft! 

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Coloring Craft, Heat-based Craft, Wearable Craft

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Shrinky Dink Jewelry • Sept. 16th, 2015

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This Wednesday, Sept 16th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Shrinky Dink Jewelry
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Unleash the Beast 

The Autumnal Equinox will arrive. Once that happens,we will launch a bountiful harvest of artsy-fartsy projects from our cornucopia of crafts! For now, however, in our last week of non-autumn, there is one glaring omission from 2015’s craft roster.

We haven’t made shrinky drinks ALL YEAR!!!
Such a thing must be remedied immediately, and this is the perfect time.
Shrinky Dinks are the ultimate test of a crafter’s faith. They really take you through an emotional journey, one that involves hard work, anticipation, abject horror, and then jubilant celebration. If you don’t know what a Shrinky Dink is, then I think you’d better get in here and make one, because these plastic miracles are game changers for your life.
Not only is it an easy project, but it’s lots of fun, looks dangerous but isn’t, and creates a fine keepsake that will last for years.
I’m going to bring jewelry parts so that you can make a pair of shrink dink earrings.
And I’ll make it possible for you to also make a matching necklace pendant or charm bracelet.
Also: Like Mod Podge, Shrinky Dinks are a “right-on-woman” craft, invented in 1973 by Betty Morris and Kate Bloomberg of Wisconsin. These two home makers and best friends were seeking to make a cool project to do with their sons who were in Cub Scouts. This highly unusual plastic styrene craft trend exploded in the 70s, and then tapered off to a nice mild existence that is kind of unbelievable. Generations of people have grown up without them, but whenever I introduce crafters to shrink dinks for the first time, they freak out yelling “How did I not grow up with this?!?”
I always try to give an understanding nod when this happens.
I’m not kidding about the therapeutic value of shrinky dinks either.
Got problems? SHRINK ‘EM!!!
I mean, you take thin plastic, draw on it, cut around it, put it in the toaster oven, and watch it transform into a durable object… it is the perfect metaphor for shrinking a problem to a size that is manageable. I mean, you can even make shrinky dinks of things you want to work on, a bracelet of “health” charms, for example, a drop of water to remind you to hydrate, a salad leaf to remember to eat your greens. You can make small totems that will act as motivators, reminders of goals, evidence of achievements.
You can really delve with shrinky dinks, they can be as meaningful or as frivolous as you need them to be, so please come in and make yourself or someone you dig a few unique pieces of hand hewn wearable art.
See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP SEPT 29th: BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! FIFTY CENTS A CARD!!!
AKBAR >> 8pm to 10pm >> Booze, Boys, Balls, Girls, Prizes, Gambling!!! WOOOOOO!!!!

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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Coloring Craft, Wearable Craft

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