New Fall Items Coming In!

Beautiful and warm items are coming into Craft Foundry for updating your fall wardrobe!  Convenient and colorful BluBags are great for shopping excursions!




Greensgrow Fall Festival

Come out for a wonderful  time  at Greensgrow, art and craft vendors including Craft Foundry, live music, local food and beer, and children's activities!

October 6th, 10am to 4pm,

2510 East Cumberland Street.

Bead Fest 2018 Tickets

Bead Fest Philly is around the corner!  Contact Craft Foundry for complimentary tickets to the show!

Workshops, shopping and more,

First Friday with Ideate

Join Craft Foundry and 25 other vendors for First Friday Fun!


Fresh Aromatherapy!

Looking forward to receiving fresh aromatherapy from Frequency: roll on perfumes, soaps and room sprays.

Pop Up Beer Garden and Crafts

Come check out Victory Beer's Pop Up Beer Garden, music, food trucks and crafts this Saturday July 14.

Featured will be Craft Foundry, Who Dog Knits and The Tin Goat, from 11am to 4pm.

Creative/Spiritual Retreat


Everything is blossoming including the garden and the garden of the mind.  Craft Foundry will be closed for a creative retreat on June 2.

With new ideas and refreshed outlook, see you on June 8th!

Essential oils for Health


Valentine's Saturday Market at Standard Tap 2/10/2018, 11am-4pm

Happy Holidays to All!

Thank you for a Wonderful Season together!

Craft Foundry will re-open January 5th, 2018!

Collaborative Saturday Market at Standard Tap

New Farmhouse Candles

New soy candles at 10 oz. sizes have arrived at Craft Foundry!

Blends such as Vetiver, sea salt and driftwood; Berry Balsam will make your home cosier!

Fall Wardrobe Update

Just in time for fall, new ombre nubby scarves and sweet jewelry.

Ladies' Night Art Crawl

Mapping the many women owned businesses in Fishtown,October 20, 6-9. First twenty people to visit all of them get a gift bag! For more information check Facebook page for Craft Foundry or Common Room.

Craft Foundry will have lots of new jewelry, scarves, mitts, organic skin care and incense.

And complimentary beverages!



Greensgrow Fall Festival


October 7 • 10am–4pm • Rain or Shine • Free!

Craft Foundry will join in on the fun at the farm!
"Join Subaru and Greensgrow Farms for a celebration of local food, music, crafts and farm fun! Whether you are from Philly or from out of town, get off the beaten path and checkout Greensgrow Farms, THE nationally recognized leader urban farming and quite the little gem. Come see how a former galvanized steel plant became a model for urban agriculture".

2501 East Cumberland Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Open during Construction

Craft Foundry is undergoing unexpected construction but will be open Friday and Saturday 12-6 in modified format.  Look for signs on the door for the alternate entrance.  Apologies for the inconvenience!

New Jewelry with PMC Flex

PMC Flex is a great silver clay for 3D forms, and it gives you plenty of time to change and shape your pieces.

The firing schedule is the same as for PMC3, and therefore conducive to a possibility for a class setting.

"Velvet Forest" - Craft Foundry is now carrying beautiful cards inspired by nature - made from graphic art by Finnish artist Maarit Kontiainen.

"Velvet Forest" - Craft Foundry is now carrying beautiful cards inspired by nature - made from graphic art by Finnish artist Maarit Kontiainen.

"Velvet Valley Hare" etching and aquarelle by Maarit Kontiainen.

"Velvet Valley Hare" etching and aquarelle by Maarit Kontiainen.

Calendula Cream contains homegrown calendula infused into our organic olive oil, skin nourishing coconut oil, Regionally produced lavender hydrosol and essential oil. This lotion heals, soothes and is so moisturizing for the winter months. This container is 2 ounces of natural goodness for you skin. This lotion is fine for dry and oily types as it is a food based moisturizer. Calendula has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, and effective in fighting infections of the skin. Know to help minimize scarring and assist with stretch marks. This oil works wonders for eczema. These high quality, food-grade oils are packed with Omega Fatty Acids; Linoleic Acids providing phenomenal nourishment to the face, while aiding in new cell growth; softening the appearance of scars.

Clark Park Art and Music Festival

Clark Park Art and Music Festival is happening July 15, from 11-7.

With 90+ vendors, music, food vendors and family friendly activities, it will be a fun way to spend the day!

Craft Foundry will be there with Amy from Native Naturals candles, look for us!

Fourth of July Weekend

On Friday June 30th, Craft Foundry will be open 12-6, and Saturday July 1st, by appointment. Enjoy the long Holiday weekend!


Community Market Saturday June 17

Join Craft Foundry at Next Fab for a "Community Market for Makers and Shakers featuring handmade crafts and local eats for sale, as well as creative do-it-yourself activities. Discover what’s being made right in the neighborhood by Philly artists and designers working in a range of media. Enjoy eats form local food trucks and try some deliciously homemade kombucha. Stop by to get a taste of what’s being made right here in Philly and even take a piece of it home with you."

Next Fab

1227 N 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

June 17, 2017, 12pm to 5pm

Open during Construction

Craft Foundry is under construction but open!  Come check out the offerings especially for Mother's Day!
Purchasing a Gift Card is great new option, no worries about whether the recipient likes your gift.
The gift of a Craft class is also a creative option, time spent together is even better!

Craft Foundry will be closed for a brief Spring Break on March 25th.
Enjoy the weather!

Organic Tea for Health and Comfort

Organic Rishi tea is a delicious way to introduce a health tonic to your life.  Taste testing their new line, Turmeric Mango is colorful and aromatic like a perfume. Along with turmeric and mango- it has pineapple, yuzu peel, green tea with jasmine and kaffir lime oil.
It is also comforting when life brings you a blizzard in March!

Valentine's Day Gifts

Easy Valentine's Day shopping!
Stop in at Craft Foundry for an array of choices!  Handmade jewelry, cotton and wool scarves, organic skin care, soy candles and organic Rishi tea!
Ceramic dishes for jewelry and one of a kind cards.
Hours this Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 6pm, Tuesday February 14, 12pm to 4pm.

Fun Ceramic Bowls

Colorful ceramic bowls have arrived at Craft Foundry!

Colorful and Warm!

It is easy to be stylish and warm wearing these fleece lined wristlets, merino wool scarves and jewelry.

Happy New Year 2017!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2017 and Thanking Customers old and new for a wonderful adventure in 2016!
Craft Foundry will re-open on January 6, 2017.

Holiday Shopping

Experience Holiday shopping in a relaxed atmosphere at Craft Foundry.  Sip on some warm Rishi tea while you peruse jewelry, skin care, scarves and candles.

Holiday Hours and Bazaar

It is that time of year- making lists of holiday shopping!
Come out to Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar, Craft Foundry will be there December 4, ad December 10.
Craft Foundry hours will be
Thursday and Friday 1-7
Saturday and Sunday 12-6.

Small Business Saturday!

Come in for special deals, complimentary refreshments, enter a raffle for a necklace by taking a selfie and posting it to #shopsmall!
Special hours 12pm to 7pm!

Welcome Fall with Healthful Tea

Rishi Turmeric Ginger Tea
Turmeric Ginger
- An enlivening tonic to help you through the cold season featuring golden turmeric, zesty ginger, and bright citrus.

Taste- Bold turmeric with hot ginger + lemon drop finish.


Sophie, Beloved Craft Foundry's shop dog, passed peacefully on November 2, 2016 after battling an
                                   aggressive cancer.  She will be terribly missed!  Marcel, however is prepared to take over the job!


Natural Fall Skin Care

Wonderful new shea butters and soaps have arrived at Craft Foundry for fall skin care.
Shea Butter is a natural plant extract with exceptional moisturizing properties which comes from the karite or shea tree. The Shea tree, formerly Butryospermum paradoxum, is now called Vitellaria paradoxa. It produces its first fruit (which resemble large plums) when it is about 20 years old and reaches its full production when the tree is about 45 years old.

PMC Introduction Class

A creative group of students came to Craft Foundry to experience PMC for the first time.  A lot of fun while learning to make beautiful jewelry!

Timeless Nature Themed Jewelry

Cool new "tribal" bohemian flair jewelry is now at Craft Foundry to complement your fall fashion.
Ancient symbols such as the nautilus spiral, unfurling fern, lotus flower and moon re-interpreted.

New Classes are starting up!

Craft Foundry will have new jewelry classes starting up in September and October..check out the schedule!

New Items from Orchard Farm Soaps

Delighted to have new items from Orchard Farm!
Among them delicious and beautiful Litsea and Cedar Soap!Litsea and Cedar Soap
Litsea Cedar is a delightful smelling soap with a robust lather.
This bar has added coconut milk for it's moisturizing ability and activated bamboo charcoal for it's cleansing ability.
Our cold processed soaps are an all natural blend of
coconut, palm and pure olive oil, locally grown and pressed camelina oil - this base is formulated for an extremely moisturizing and cleansing soap.

All Natural Beauty

Limited edition all natural foundation, primer and blush are here!

New inspiration through summery displays and jewelry, perfect for the summer!

PFCU Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

PFCU Kinetic Sculpture Derby and the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival are this weekend!
Craft Foundry will join the fun on Saturday May 21, from 12-6, located closer to Norris Street.

The celebration of all things quirky returns to East Kensington with more than 200 arts vendors, 15 food trucks and its signature parade of wacky, human-powered machinery. The annual spring event returns to Philly Saturday, May 21, for a unique celebration that honors the creative spirit of East Kensington.
  • The free event takes place Saturday, May 21, noon-6 p.m.
  • PFCU to reveal new Fishtown mural at Frankford and Dauphin at 11 a.m.
  • The arts festival portion starts at noon, on Trenton Avenue from Norris to Dauphin streets.
  • The sculpture derby kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at Trenton Avenue and Norris Street
  • Don't miss the sculpture derby's conclusion, the Mudpit Finish, at 3 p.m.
  • Award ceremony to take place at 4 p.m.
"The sculpture derby is a parade of wacky, human-powered vehicles winding along a three-mile urban obstacle course. The arts festival comprises five blocks of more than 200 vendors selling everything from food to handmade goods along Trenton Avenue. Live performances keep things bouncing throughout the day".

Mother's Day 2016

In May Craft Foundry will be open on Friday and Saturday 12-6.  Come check out jewelry, scarves, candles and skin care for Mother's Day!

Valentine's Day 2016

Labradorite earringsIt is that special time of year when we look to find gifts appropriate for our loved ones. Craft Foundry has a wonderful new collection of jewelry, scarves and warm mitts for you to peruse, as well as organic skin care and tea.

Snowy greetings

The East coast of USA got pummeled by snow recently and we are slowly digging out from under.  If you are getting cabin fever consider taking a class at Craft Foundry.  The classes are listed on the calendar but you can also make a request for a specific date and time.  Spend quality time with a friend while learning something new!

Happy Holidays from Craft Foundry! It has been a wonderful year getting to know so many fabulous people! 
After a hiatus we will open January 2nd and the focus for the New Year will be on education and experiential opportunities. Look for new classes posted!

Holiday 2015 First Friday

First Friday is upon us and Craft Foundry is delighted to showcase new items, perfect for holiday shopping.
Check out cozy scarves, mittens and head bands along with new jewelry, 6pm to 9pm.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is upon us! 

While Craft Foundry will be closed for Thanksgiving, check us out on November 28.
Lots of new items to shop for, take a selfie with Sophie #shopsmall, and get entered to win a handmade scarf!

Refreshments will be served 12pm to 7pm.

New Items from Orchard Farm!

Orchard Farm products are coming!
This is how they describe what they make:"Honest, Natural, Homegrown Bath and Body Care:
We have kept production small so as to ensure the highest quality possible for all our products. We make own botanical infusions here on the farm that are both effective and beautiful. Our standards are high for all of our handcrafted Soaps, Salves, Lip Balms, Lotion Bars. We grow our own botanicals here at Orchard Farm including Calendula, Lavender, St. John's Wort, Red Clover, Chickweed, Raspberry Leaf, Lemon Balm, Nettles, Peppermint".

International Concert

Due to this concert the store hours will be curtailed on December 11, and we will be open 12-4:15pm.
New Flavor at Craft Foundry!!
Earl Grey Lavender, Organic Fair Trade Black Tea

The floral aroma of lavender is perhaps the perfect complement to the sweet citrus and full-bodied flavor of Earl Grey. The contemporary version of this classic blend was developed in French tea salons and has pleased the palate and raised the eyebrows of more than a few Earl Grey purists. Earl Grey Lavender is handcrafted in small batches and infused with pure essential oils of real fruit and flowers.

Now available at Craft Foundry!

"From a small framed arrangement to an entire facade, there is no limit to what you can create with the BrightGreen Living Wall Kit. Measuring 10x22 inches, our planting cells can be hung separately or in groups, forming one seemless vertical landscape. Graphically arrange your plants by shape or color into an ever evolving one of a kind work of art, certain to be the talk of the neighborhood."

Deconstructed Tools

A busy week again-I am part of a show in North Bowl as well as open during POST Open Studio Tours this weekend.

Info about the first show:"In collaboration with North Bowl Lounge ‘n Lanes and magazine, Fishtank PHL presents: Deconstructed Tools.

Deconstructed tools is a multidisciplinary exhibition choosing individuals to focus on the tool they value most in their craft —a painter’s brush, a carpenter’s hammer, a photographer’s eye. Individuals will conceptually deconstruct their tool and further focus in on a single aspect that defines its essence. In turn, the design process and related tool will transform into the design itself".

Free, and open to the public, opening reception October 7, 7-9pm.
The show is up for a week and the closing reception is October 15, so come and see it!
909 North Second street, Mezzanine level.


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