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Vancouver Spring Craft Markets

The weather is getting pretty darn nice and Vancouverites are cautiously leaving their homes in search of delightful outings. Lucky for all of us, there is an abundance of amazing markets and craft fairs coming up this spring. We can enjoy the sun, socialize and connect to the brilliant local artists that we all love […]

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Staff Picks: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, all sorts of emotions come flooding over us: gratitude, love and longing for those who are a distance away from their mom. On this celebratory day we are eager to show Mom how much we love her, telling her through flowers, a card, a gift –all the words […]

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April and May’s Bird on a Wire Spotlight Artists: June Hunter and Stephanie McRae

At Bird on A Wire, we work hard to support local artists and artisans. This means that our customers will not only find the perfect gift, but also feel great about supporting Vancouver artisans and makers! While we love ALL our artists, from time to time we throw the spotlight on a chosen two or […]

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Easter Surprises for you and your Family

Easter and spring are about rebirth and celebrating with people you love. It’s a time for family to spend time together and eat a little too much chocolate. We have some family treasures in store at Bird to share with you. Speaking of sweets… Chocolates for little and big rabbits Fraser Valley Gourmet Almond Butter […]

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What’s Fresh for Spring at Bird?

Spring has sprung! Here at Bird we have the benefit of being right in there when our artists come up with new and fresh ideas. Here is what’s blooming in store for spring! Passionfruit Truffles by Chocohappy You can go wild and pair these babies with our spring-coloured giftable chocolates: Lavender Caramel and Caramel Sea […]

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The Language of Flowers

Bouquets by Mary is a Vancouver based floral company, offering an environmentally friendly and personable approach by corresponding directly with their customers. We asked Mary to tell us a bit about the meanings behind flowers, her process, and what inspires her. My love for the language of flowers began when I read a novel by […]

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New Artist Spotlight: Sarah Mulder

Folks who have come into the store recently have gone ga-ga for our newest jewelry artist, Sarah Mulder. We asked her to tell us a bit about herself, her artistic process and what inspires her locally. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Sarah Mulder, owner and designer of Sarah Mulder Jewelry, working […]

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The Art of Hygge – Shake off those Winter Blues

Last Chance to really get cozy… As the last bits of winter linger in Raincouver, take the opportunity to stay in and warm your soul. The Danish concept of ‘Hygge’ (pronounced hoo-ga) which means ‘cozy’, is the perfect place to get inspiration. When we think it is rainy here, consider Denmark can have 17 hour […]

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Bouquets by Mary

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we look to our friends Mary and Marion at Vancouver-based, Bouquets By Mary to chat about what first drew them to floral design, and what inspires them today. Bouquets by Mary are doing a pop-up shop at Bird On A Wire Creations this Valentine’s Day. Pre-order online or in the store by Feb […]

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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 […]