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Crafting doesn’t have to be just a grandma activity; slowly emerging as cool again it is taking up a storm. Just take a look at Pinterest, get inspired to create something and go on down to one of these places to join others with your same passion.

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Road Less Traveled

125 North Broadway #C
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 836-8727

The Road Less Traveled shop will lead you to the best workshops in modern natural living and community education. The shop, with a purpose of providing natural and unique items as well as a community workshop space, has become the go-to place for creative thinkers and artists. Crafting workshops include Sewing 101, Yarn spinning 101, Candy making for kids, welding, candle making, jewelry making and so much more.

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Color Me Mine

2931 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 505-3975

With six locations within Orange County, Color Me Mine is the crafty-painting-pottery destination. Color Me Mine is a family-friendly pottery place for anyone ages 5 to 105. With more than 400 pieces of pottery to choose from for adding your personal painted touch to, everyone will be able to find something they love.

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Brea Bead Works

1027 East Imperial Highway #D5
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 671-9976

Go bead crazy at Brea Bead Works. Created in 2002, Brea Bead Works strives to have not only the best customer service but also the largest and finest quality of beads available. Bead project workshops change every week to offer lots of beading variety, check the website for details.

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Strands Knitting Studio

111 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 496-4021

Strands Knitting Studio is a yarn retail specialty store, a knitting and crochet learning center that is filled to the brim with only the best yarn fibers from around the world. Strands Knitting Studio has several workshops to choose from that teach the brand new beginner, novice, advanced and expert how to knit and crochet.

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Fired Up San Clemente

143 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-3929

Fired Up is a pottery painting studio that is welcoming to everyone. Prices of the ceramic pieces range from $5 to $40 and include all the materials needed to complete the project without time limits. They also offer classes in clay play and potter’s wheel and also mosaic creations that are open to all ages.

When Desiree Eaglin isn’t working she’s dreaming up her next craft project. Crafting in her opinion is never time wasted, but rather time gained in being creative. Desiree blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can follow her on Twitter too.