Phoenix Craft Rave: 10 Hours of Handmade Action

Get ready to rave -- Craft Rave.

On December 4, Phoenix will witness its first official make-n-take marathon. The Phoenix Craft Rave, hosted by professional crafters, Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica, and Cyndi Coon, of Laboratory 5 (who contributes to Jackalope Ranch), will include 10 hours of non-stop crafting action.

In other words, a DIY high.

More event details after the jump ...

Admission's $5 and since the event cranks on for 10 hours, you're bound to craft tons of potential gifts (between energy breaks full of sweets, coffee, and energy drinks (sorry, no Four Loko)).

Projects include flower tiaras, art graffiti bags, screen prints, recycled journals, glittered shrines, paper angel ornaments, T-shirt yarn flower pins, just to name a few, and each costs $5 to $15. Keep an eye out for the two free crafting tables and open "free" tables set aside for ravers to bring in their own in-process pieces.

In the crowd will be Craft connoisseurs Kathy Cano-Murillo, Patrick Murillo, Maya Murillo, Sarah Spencer, Carrie Bloomston, Carol Panero Smith, Mary Beth Buesgen, Cyndi Coon, Lisa Takata, Emily Costello, Carmen Creations, Lisa Jacobs, and Stanley Moons Vintage Decorating for Family and Home will be participating. Wow, that's a lot of talent.

And If your craft is a hot glue mess isn't exactly what you had in mind, you still have a chance to take home a few cool crafts for reasonable prices. That's because the instructors will be selling their artwork.

The Phoenix Craft Rave will be held December 4, 2010 from 2 p.m. to midnight at Bragg's Pie Factory, 1301 W. Grand Avenue in Phoenix.

The event is open to all ages. Admission is $5. Children 12 and younger get in free. For more information visit the Phoenix Craft Rave website.

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D'Aundra Wallace