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Mid Summer

Posted on July 30, 2013 by Christi York | 0 comments

I finally got a rooftop garden! I didn't find out until June, so I was a bit late starting. Now the kale won't stop and I've harvested the basil once already. 



I just started some spinach and chard from seed (for the first time!). It's mid-season, so I've no idea how they will get along. But I love this little "life hack" of re-using old salad containers as mini greenhouses. It keeps the wee seedlings moist, and mostly (fingers crossed) protected from the dreaded slugs.

Has anyone else used this method before? I welcome any comments on starting seeds mid-season like this too!

Posted in garden, greenhouse, plants, recycling, summer

Summer in the studio...

Posted on July 03, 2013 by Christi York | 0 comments

Just a quick update to let you know I won't be doing any summer festivals this year. My next Vancouver market won't be until November. In the meantime, I'll be stocking up all my lovely retail stores with lots of fun, colourful summer goodies. I've added new retail stores in Victoria, Regina and Edmonton - so be sure to check out the updated list of retailers here

In addition, I've set up my studio space as a summer showroom. If you want to drop by and do some personal shopping, just drop me a line and we can set up a time! Bring a girlfriend (or boyfriend)! I can always customize a piece while you wait, to make it perfect just for you.

Happy summer to every one!

Posted in 1000 Parker, custom work, studio, summer

A holiday! Or is it . . . ?

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Christi York | 1 comment

I’m off to beautiful Hornby Island for one week starting tomorrow! An actual real girl’s only holiday with nothing to do but sit on the beach, sunbathe and lounge in the hot tub.

However . . . I’m not the type of person who “does nothing” for a week - I get bored. 

So I’m taking along a bag o’ jewels and I’ll be doing some fun in the sun photo-shoots with my lovely lady-friends! 

Look for new pieces to be uploaded on the site in this coming week. Lots of OAK: One of A Kind pieces will be added. If you see something you love, snap it up and I’ll ship it out upon my return on July 29th.

I’ve also re-stocked the pop-up Haiku Studio shop with more OAK pieces and a good selection of BuenoStyle and OAK earrings. The Haiku concept is an artists collective, so drop by 644 Kingsway and peruse the likes of Anaya Leather, K-don by Kim Cathers, Clutch Jewels, and Sedated Clothing (amongst others!). 

Have a great week, and be sure check back in the shop for the new items I'm posting!


Posted in Haiku studio, holiday, hornby island, summer

Vancouver Folk Fest this weekend!

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Christi York | 0 comments

I'm so excited to have good weather for this weekend's Folk Bazaar at the Vancouver Folk Fest this year! Last year it rained. Hard. 'Nuff said about that.

A bunch of us friendly artisans have banded together and asked to be placed next to each other. We don't know exactly where exactly we will be in the Folk Bazzar, but look for a group of including Adhesif Clothing, A Cagey Bee, Yapes Paints, and Raven's Rest Studios. And because we are outside the official gates, it's totally free to get into the Folk Bazaar and while away the afternoon shopping whilst listening to the music spill over from the main stage. If you've never been to the Folk Fest before, check out my blog post from a few years back.

As for jewelry-related-things, I'll have a whole bunch of newly marked down earrings on sale for only $10.00!!! It's cheap and cheerful summer festival good times!

Just saying goodbye to the Prague "Bacchus" necklace in the above photo - it was sold last night... 

Hope to see your smiling faces at Folk Fest!

Posted in folk fest, perfume lockets, summer