New local artists

New & Trending at Bird on a Wire

Every month, new local artists arrive at our store and it is very exciting to see their hard work pay off as their work begins to gain popularity! Many of our returning customers like to come by often just to see the new items we carry since they know we are always getting in new work […]

GRAD GIFTS

Staff Picks – Graduation Gifts

Graduation is just around the corner for so many people this time of year! My own graduation from university is in just a couple of short weeks, and like so many others I cannot believe it has already arrived. Whether graduating from high school or post-secondary studies, it is an incredibly exciting time to celebrate […]

Local artists

Artist Spotlight – Strathcona 1890

These past few weeks at Bird on a Wire have been busy! We have had the pleasure of working with new, local artists from many different disciplines, including Judy Kenzie from Strathcona1890. Strathcona1890 is an ambitious project that aims to provide GMO-free, untreated, open-pollinated, heirloom seeds for sustainable food resources. Part of the proceeds of […]

Art-Inspired Activities

Art-Inspired Activities around Vancouver

With Mother’s Day approaching, we’re all scrambling for the perfect gift to show mom that how much we care. Bird On A Wire has many great handmade local goodies, but why not consider another type of gift as well? The gift of creativity, and time with you! There are so many classes and workshops around Vancouver […]

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Staff Picks & Tricks – Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is only a few short weeks away! Here at Bird on a Wire, we have many beautiful items made by our artists that will show your mom just how much you appreciate her. This week I decided to ask my lovely colleague Lynne which items she thinks would make a wonderful present for Mother’s Day. […]

Mothers as Artists

Our Artists Talk About Motherhood

Mother’s Day is on it’s way! Here at Bird on a Wire we feature many talented artists who are also mothers. This week, I sought them out to ask them how they take on the challenges of being a working mother and an artist. I spoke with Mathilde Fabry of Petit Loulou, mixed media artist, Lori […]

Easter Flower Bouquet

Bouquets by Mary – Easter Flower Bouquets

Easter Flower Bouquets Spring has sprung in Vancouver and Easter is just around the corner! With all of the flowers in bloom and Easter weekend dinners to attend, we suggest coming by the shop Easter weekend to pick up a beautiful bouquet made by our friend, Mary. Easter Gifting! Mary Kelava of Bouquets by Mary […]

Easter eggs

DIY – Five Unique Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, and in the shop we have been reminiscing about dyeing Easter eggs as children. I remember using regular food colouring as a child: filling several mugs with hot water and adding a couple of drops of dye to each mug, keeping the eggs in for different amounts of time […]

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Kiki Kids Wear – SALE!

Saying goodbye is SUCH a hard thing. And saying goodbye is particularly difficult when you’ve worked with an amazingly talented artist for years!  Petra of Kiki Kids Wear is a wonderful kids clothing designer and tailor, who has given our customers many years of impeccably crafted (and fun!) dresses, skirts & t-shirts.  She is now retiring her […]