Application Period Closed. PLUS: New Poster Design!

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The application period for our Christmas 2014 event is now closed and we are currently wading through an unprecedented number of applications. Please bear with us whilst we get back to everyone. In the meantime, check out our epic Xmas poster design! Created, once again, but the phenomenally talented Silvia Sella.

Christmas 2014 Seller Application Period is OPEN!!!

We are now accepting applications to sell at this year’s Brighton Craftaganza Christmas market. It will be taking place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November at our usual awesome venue, Fabrica Gallery, in the heart of Brighton’s shopping area.

For full information, terms and conditions CLICK HERE.

Once you have read the information document, CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th October.

If you have any enquiries, please email us at craftaganza@gmail.com. PLEASE NOTE we are very busy organising this event and get a lot of emails at this time of year so PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION DOCUMENT FIRST as it may answer your questions. Thank you!

We look forward to receiving your application!

ONE WEEK ‘TIL APPLICATIONS TIME….

Yes indeed crafters, in one week’s time we will be accepting applications for the Brighton Craftaganza Christmas craft market. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November. The application period will run from Friday 5th September for six weeks until Friday 17th October.

Visit back here next week for full details about the event and how to apply!

The Fairy Tale Fair, Patcham: Saturday 12th April!!!!

Whilst the Craftaganza Crew are currently taking a break before our Christmas 2014 event, there are plenty of other awesome craft/handmade events taking place in and around Brighton to whet your  whistle. One of the best is the family-friendly Fairy Tale Fair in Patcham, and there next event is on next Saturday 12th April.

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Launched in Summer 2012, The Fairy Tale Fair is back this Spring for an Easter special. The previous fairs were huge successes and have received rave reviews from local press, visitors & stall holders alike, with features on The Crafts Institute, The Argus, and many more design & craft sites.

Saturday the 12th April 2014 (10.30am – 4pm) will see Patcham Methodist Church (Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton) filled with over 35 craft & vintage stalls. These will include Easter gifts, prints, jewellery, handmade creations, a craft workshop room, vintage items, accessories, face painting and a vintage themed tearoom with lots of homemade Easter & Spring time treats by Rosehip Vintage Sussex! The day is designed to bring the community together and as a great day out for all ages.

The Fairy Tale Fair is the creation of Claire Montgomery. Claire is a Brighton based designer & illustrator who graduated in 2011. Since then she has gone on to work full time at Republique- a design studio in Hove, create her own greeting card range and most recently has launched her own laser cut jewellery range. You can find out more about Claire’s creations on her website.

Claire will be just one of the talented stall holders at The Fairy Tale Fair with unique gifts and lots to keep the kids entertained during the Easter holidays. Entry is FREE so bring along the whole family and all your friends! Please see their blog for interviews, updates, location and links to social accounts. Don’t miss out- it’s going to be magical!

You can read what others have said about the fair on the blog here.

Product Highlight: Silver Pendant by eanjewellery

Elizabeth Anne Norris of eanjewellery makes handmade sterling silver and vitreous enamel jewellery pieces, most of which are ‘one of a kind’ or limited editions. Unique contemporary designs, a gift for that very special someone. Elizabeth’s silver and enamel jewellery will be available on Sat 7th and Sun 8th December at the Christmas Brighton Craftaganza market.

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Pictured is Elizabeth’s mini Strawberries and Cream inspired pendant (£111), made using photo-etched silver with vibrant vitreous enamels for colour.

Product Highlight: Vintage Brighton Themed Print by Bets & Bobs

Bets & Bobs creator Emma has been super busy preparing lots of lovely paper based gifts for your nearest and dearests. But perhaps they’d be equally appropriate in your own home?! They will be on sale on Saturday 7th Dec at the Fabrica Gallery at the Christmas Brighton Craftaganza market.

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Pictures made from original sheet music and hand stamped and stencilled with a Brighton themed quote and vintage lady. £15 each.

Product Highlight: Snow Splat Glass Decorations by Partially Obscured

Why not add some super-special decorations to your festive display this year? Partially Obscured create a range of contemporary glass decorations as well as jewellery that will be on sale Sat 30th Nov and Sun 1st Dec.

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Partially Obscured’s Snowy Splats will be on sale along with more Glass Decorations and Glittering Jewellery pieces, at Craftaganza on Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st. All Partially Obscured’s glassworks are lovingly handmade in her Brighton based workshop.  Add some sparkle to your Christmas and snap them up, £36 for 6!