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Summer 2017 Shows!

We're officially in summer mode! Having a tough time keeping cool in the attic studio, but happy to be busy getting ready for shows, events, stocking shops, and the website! Might even find a weekend or two to fit in some quality time up north... (who am I kidding: we have two weeks plus two weekends booked for camping & canoeing. Gotta take advantage of our Canadian summer while it's here). Here's a rundown of the shows you can find Wild Blue Yonder at this summer:  June 3rd: Makeology Almost Summer Fair (Hamilton, ON) June 24: Homespun Handmade Market (Beamsville, ON) July 7: MKRS MRKT (Burlington, ON)  July 29: Cake & Loaf Summer Pop-Up (Hamilton, ON) August 12: Kerr Street Market (Oakville,...

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Mother's Day 2017 Special!

Let's give it up for the moms!  This Mother's Day, I am very excited to offer an extra special gift for you & your moms. Purchase any necklace from the website, and I'll send along a free pair of birch-bark stud earrings! A sweet deal for our moms, who - let's face it - deserve this, and so much more.  Note that all my earrings are made with hypoallergenic gold-filled studs, which are great for sensitive ears and skin. There is a bit of variation in each pair of studs, so note that each pair of earrings sent with your order will be a little different from the photos shown (see photo below for some examples). This promo only lasts til next...

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Starter Company: grants available for young entrepreneurs/artists/dreamers

Want to know why I quit my job to start my full time jewelry practice?  Honestly, it's because of Starter Company. No, I am not getting paid to write this. More accurately, I already got paid, and now out of gratefulness I can't help but to share this.  Starter Company is a province-wide grant program which provides start-up funds and mentorship to young people ages 18-29 to begin (or grow) their own full-time business. Each municipality runs their own Starter Company program, so I attended the courses here in Hamilton, Ontario - but the program is widely available throughout the province. This program is what helped me to start Wild Blue.  The process:  1. Attend an orientation session. At this point...

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Last Chance Holiday Market

A quick announcement for a craft show on Thursday Dec. 22:  The Last Chance Holiday Market: Perfect for all you last-minute holiday shoppers! Find something for everyone on your list, while supporting local artists and makers. Taking place in the beautiful old church at Harrrp Community Centre, 705 Main Street East, Hamilton. Admission is $2 & kids get in for free! Proceeds will be going back towards the amazing Harrrp programming and services they provide to their community. We will also have a gift wrapping station, manned by the kids of YOUcreate (a no cost after school program for students). They will be taking care of all of your wrapping needs, so you have one less thing to do. Wrapping is...

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Upcoming Shows & Events

Wondering where you can see my work in person? Here's a list of the shows and events you can find me at in November & December. Six shows in four weeks! All I'll want for Christmas is a nap.  Date Location Details Sat. Nov. 12 First United Church Port Credit, Mississauga  Craftadian Pop-Up Handmade Market: Craft Show featuring over 40 local makers, swag bags for the first 50 guests, $3 admission (children are free) Thurs. Nov. 17 Hamilton City Hall (Rooms 192 & 193) Start Up Crawl: Trade show style showcase where City Staff, community partners, McMaster University students, Mohawk College students, and anyone interested in the Hamilton Small Business scene will be welcome to attend.  Sat. Nov. 19 Shawn...

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