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The Wonderful World of Needle Felting

We are often asked, “What are these wooly acorns, snowmen, cupcakes? Those fuzzy foxes, mushrooms, and other woodland creatures? Tiny adorable fruits and vegetables complete with tiny adorable seeds and stems?” If you haven’t spotted them at Bird on a Wire Creations yet, you’ve probably seen them adorning gift shop windows, staring back at you at […]


9 Questions, 1 Recipe – Interview with Mara Gordon

Please meet our newest co-worker Mara Gordon in our latest blog post: “9 Questions, 1 Recipe”. Follow along and get a peek at her creative mind! We promise cake at the end 😉 1. What kinds of jobs did you have before Bird on a Wire? Before working at Bird, I worked in a deli, […]

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Latest and Greatest – Holidays 2015

Happy New Year and welcome to Bird on the Wire’s first ‘Latest & Greatest’ post of 2016! This is another way we love to promote our artists, by telling you about three artists who are new to the store and by featuring two ‘greatest’ artists who sold very well over the holiday season. Latest We […]

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Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas 2015

We’ve literally stocked thousands of artisanal gifts from over 200 Vancouver-based artists. But if reading that makes you crazy, here is our top 10 list of must-have gift ideas to help you find just the right presents for your loved ones. AN OLE TEE These tees are limited editions with a vintage look, meticulously designed […]

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3 Things We Do to Make Holiday Giving Simple

December is already here and we want you to be ready for the festivities! Let’s talk about what Bird on a Wire is doing to help you find thoughtful and local gifts for your loved ones this season. If you are a night owl or work the same hours as we are open, you will […]

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BC Buy Local Week

Let’s pause for a moment to celebrate all things local! Those of us who love Bird and the artists we have in store, know how much ‘local’ is baked into our core values and lifestyle. Our 200+ local artists mostly come from a 100-mile radius which makes us the 100-mile-diet version of all things hand-crafted, […]

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9 Questions, 1 Recipe – Interview with Emma Cooper

Meet our newest co-worker Emma Cooper in our latest blog post: “9 Questions, 1 Recipe” Find out what felted craft she was most proud of, what creative activity she misses most, and when pineapple belongs in a stew! 1. What kinds of jobs did you have before Bird on a Wire? I have worked in […]

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DIY Gift Wrapping

We love helping you find artisanal, well thought-out gifts. Personalized wrapping enhances the overall feeling of appreciation one can have receiving something thoughtful during the holiday season. Here are three ideas of how you can personalize gifts for your loved ones: Evergreen DIY Wrapping features natural touches fastened with simple string or twine. This looks […]

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Bird on a Wire’s Fall Events!

With the change in the weather, our thoughts are changing to art. Along with our famous rain, each fall brings unique art events in Vancouver! Here are three of Bird On A Wire Creation’s favourites:   19th Annual East Side Culture Crawl One of the greatest features of Vancouver is our rich art culture. Located […]

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Mara’s Fave Five

Welcome to another edition of Fave Five, where one of the members of Bird on a Wire will tell you about their current five favourite items in the store! With over 200 artists we love, it isn’t easy to just pick five, but Mara rose to the challenge and here are her faves: Jim Walton […]