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Basic Spirit – Pewter (Nova Scotia)

At Basic Spirit they love to design and create products that touch the heart and delight the spirit. All of their pewter is handcrafted in their seaside studio in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada. They use the highest quality pewter alloys available and are privileged to sell our products through many of the finest handcraft galleries … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 38 – Fair Traded Beaded Art

CHEX TV air date: May 30th, 2014
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We strive to carry as much Canadian made product as possible as we feel it is very important to support our friends and neighbours. ?We do however know that there are many very talented artists around the world. ?If we find an item we love and it meets other criteria like Fair Trade, we’ll also add it to our selection of offerings.

frog with tongueThis episode of The Garden Gate highlights just such a product. ?The beaded art from Beadworx is made by artisans from South-East Asia. ?The supplier works directly with the artists giving them ideas of what items and designs would sell best to their buyers and they pay them a fair wage for what they do.

There are many beautiful beaded pieces that the artisans produce including dragonfly’s, birds, butterfly’s, frogs, grasshoppers and geckos!

The beads are glass and the frames are aluminum which makes them very durable if placed outdoors. ?Aluminum won’t rust and the glass beads don’t deteriorate like plastic ones do.

Chimes, garden stakes and large wall pieces are also available.

Orders usually arrive in early spring. Due to limited supply, shop early for the best selection. ?See some of the items on our website.


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