best local one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in Vancouver

Our Picks for Locally Made, Eco-Friendly, One-of-a-Kind Gifts

At Bird on a Wire, our artists have put time and care into the finer details of their craft, making many of their creations stand-alone pieces of art. Some items you’ll find are even more unique due to the materials involved; such as live-edge wood pieces, and sculptures made from up-cycled metals. We’ve put together […]

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Where Artists Create: JustPotters

Every month, founder and owner of Bird On A Wire Creations, Kate Nagel, visits a local artist in their studio to learn all about their journey as crafters, creators, and entrepreneurs. This month we met with JustPotters. An Introduction: Giving Back to Your Community How do you like to show up in your community? Is […]

DIY Halloween Crafts for Your Home

DIY Halloween Crafts for Your Home

This year is flying by! Halloween is already around the corner. It’s time to plan your creative costumes, map out the best trick or treating routes, and send out invites to your Spooktacular Halloween Party! Bump up your Halloween decor with these nifty crafts that will make your home stand out. Add spiderwebs and pumpkins to […]

Health and Wellness in Vancouver

Health and Wellness in Vancouver

Cold and flu season is upon us all. Fall has us bringing out cute sweaters, toques and mittens but it also brings the prospect of getting sick! Health and wellness in Vancouver can be hard to achieve without the right resources. Combat the cold with a few natural remedies we list below to keep you […]

DIY Back to School Crafts

Top 3 DIY Back to School Crafts

Spruce up your school year with our Top 3 DIY Back to School Crafts! Guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd, these crafts range from beginner to advanced so there is something for very age group. Grab your scissors and felts, and let’s get crafty! DIY Back to School Crafts: Handmade Bookmarks Beginner […]

Vancouver Mural Fest

Vancouver Mural Fest Recap 2018

Another year, another Vancouver Mural Fest! Aug 11th saw a section of Main St closed off to traffic and flooded with hundreds of Vancouverites enjoying a day of art and culture. Vancouver Mural Fest 2018 Mural Fest is an annual Vancouver street fair that celebrates artists and local vendors. Over 30 artists took to the […]

Fun Back to School Essentials

Fun Back to School Essentials

We’re still in the heat of summer, but time flies when you’re having fun! Which means… it’s time to start planning for school again! While that may not sound as exciting as a trip to the beach or a backyard BBQ, getting your kid ready for a new year of school takes time and preparation. […]

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children's Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher Bird on a Wire Creations first welcomed Tradewind Books onto our shelves in 2011, but they have been a thriving publishing house in Vancouver since 1996. Created by Carol Frank and Michael Katz, Tradewind Books is a publisher of award winning children’s book created by Canadian authors and illustrators. Based […]

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Where Artists Create: June Hunter

Every month, founder and owner of Bird On A Wire Creations, Kate Nagel, visits a local artist in their studio to learn all about their journey as crafters, creators, and entrepreneurs. This month we met with June Hunter. June Hunter will be our featured artist at Bean Around the World on Main and 10th for […]