giveawayWelcome to #yvrmakergiveaway!

We wanted to create a loop giveaway made by the people, for the people. All makers reside and create in Vancouver, British Columbia. We are all entrepreneurs who desire to have our creations in your hands, or mouth. Or both, whatever you're into. 

To participate in the Instagram Loop Giveaway:
1- Like the Maker who posted the pic,
2- Follow to the Maker tagged in the pic
3- Like THAT maker & their photo
4- Repeat steps 1-3 until you come back to the first maker you liked!
5- Tag three friends
6- EXTRA ENTRY- Repost the pic & don't forget to hashtag #yvrmakergiveaway

This contest runs 11/16/15 - 11/23/15
The Makers are not eligible for entry
Winner may pick up prize Dec 12/13 @gotcraftmarket

The Makers & Gifts for you!

Loper & Haas-

Horween card wallet. $80
Vancouver handmade leather goods #yvrmakergiveawayartisan leather wallet made in vancouver bc #yvrmakergiveaway #yvrmakergiveaway loper and haas

The Salt Dispensary-

Salted Caramels, Salts, Peppers, Black Truffle Salt and Seasonings. Value $80handmade caramels and smoked salts made in vancouver bc #yvrmakergiveaway the salt dispensary

Hailey Gerrits Jewellery-

Century old chains paired with hand-cut Labradorite stones. $79handmade jewellery vancouver bc hailey geritts #yvrmakegiveaway

Make More Happy-  a collection of modern knit + crochet products for women and men. The collection includes beanies/toques, cowls, wraps and scarves. Our designs range from fitted, loose-fit to oversized to fit your style. All our yarn is carefully selected for quality, durability and softness to keep you warm + cozy all season. All pieces are designed and handcrafted in Vancouver, BC.

Flora Knit Scarf in Grey Opal $80
Hand knitted scarves made in Vancouver, BC #yvrmakegiveaway make more happy Flora Scarf in Opal Grey, handmade from Make More Happy of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway

Foe & Dear- 

Gold Arc hooks. $60handmade jewellery from vancouver bc foe and dear #yvrmakergiveaway

Locomotive Clothing- creates minimalist and heritage inspired clothing and soft goods for babies, kids, men, women and the home ; Well-designed, quality products meant to be long lasting favourites. Our inspirations are the west coast, the mountains and forest, positive vibes, an adventurous spirit and a nod to the past. #lifeisrad

Ladies Slim Fit Life is Rad tshirt in black, $35.00. Kids Life is Rad tshirt in black, $26.00. Life is Rad Tote Bag, $26.00.

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Element Botanicals-  they create gentle products inspired by the elements of nature’s apothecary. They harvest & grow what they can, using only clean, Canadian sourced 
ingredients. They believe that naturally beautiful skin is for everyone so they keep their prices honest, too. Celebrating 10 years!

Face care set: facial cleanser, serum, charcoal mask, Illuminati, toner, elixir. $80handmade face care set from element botanicals of Vancouver BC #yvrmakegiveaway

Sarah Mulder Jewellery- the designs reflect the carefree nature of a West Coast lifestyle, and are created with the intention that jewelry should be worn with ease and be the finishing touch to every outfit. Sarah’s key to bringing unique designs to her customers is to continually look for the most interesting, beautiful pendants from all over the world.

The Protector Necklace in Silver and Black Agate. $89handmade jewellery by Sarah Mulder of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway12271420_1017839068238319_2032828645_o

g ceramic & co. - believes in in a beautifully curated life. We can make small steps towards a big change to make our worlds smaller with thoughtfully made items. The designer, Gabrielle, believes in #redefiningliving. All her ceramics pieces are hand crafted in White Rock, BC. Her studio by the sea in the Pacific Northwest is a constant source of inspiration for her work- using the elements to guide her investigations.

2 constellation mugs $96

handmade pottery from g ceramic & co of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway

Lanabetty- combines 3d printing and traditional jewelry making to create thoughtfully crafted contemporary geometric jewelry. Her designs focus on the geometry used in math and science, integrating right angles and parallel lines to showcase evolution, passion, and the beautiful materials in each piece. 
The designer, Lana, believes in treating yourself, friends, and your family to the cutting edge of technology, using materials like sterling silver, brass, steel, and even gold. Because you’re worth it.

YVR necklace in Raw Steel $122

steel and sterling silver necklace handmade in vancovuer by lanabetty for the #yvrmakergiveaway steel and sterling silver necklace handmade in vancovuer by lanabetty for the #yvrmakergiveaway

 Green With Envy-

Hanging Living Moss Garden $70

living green wall hanging made in vancovuer by green with envy for the #yvrmakergiveaway

Feest Naturals- 

Bath Salts, Candle, Mist Combo. $62

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ocean white rock pacific northwest bc photography 

We can seem so small, in a beautiful universe. The stars above, millions & trillions of massive balls of gas and dust. Whole solar systems. We are merely in mortal bodies; a moment in the breath of time. 

Remember, those star you gaze upon, they also lay beneath your feet. They carry you forward, into the morning light.

I live by the ocean and I love it. I hear the waves & the wind on stormy days. Seagulls squawking during all times of year. In the summertime the promenade is full of tourists and families walking the pier -drips of melted ice cream streaming down tiny hands. It is so easy, in our time to get caught up in all the hustle of life. We fall into stream, going to work; coming home; going to the gym; eating out; partying to make ourselves feel better about the time we've spent not paying attention to our lives and aspirations.

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I had moved away from the beach for a while, and when I came back I started running down the shoreline in the mornings. Other fervid morning peoples would smile, and nod their heads in recognition as we passed each other. I had no idea who they were, where they came from or where they were going. But they smiled at me. And I returned the favour. 

I got busy and time escaped me. I fell into the rhythm of my daily life, in and out of the gym & restaurants. Until one night, after a long day's work, it was 9pm, and the sun was setting. I was all by myself and not tired enough to go to bed but not wanting to do anything. So I put my shoes on and walked down the steps and across the road to the beach and I did nothing. My body moved down the promenade, but I wasn't doing anything. I was just being.

I took to this kindly, the moments of time that just sort of settled. It was so peaceful, and relaxing. To actually watch the other people living their lives rather than running by them trying to get to my best time per kilometre.

Sometimes, on an especially clear night, the stars are brilliant. I brought a few blankets, and laid down on the rocks by the shore and snuggled under my duvet. The cold air caressed my nose, and a slight dew settled on the cotton of the blanket. So brilliant. So bright. Guiding us, there always. The same stars that people so many years ago had the opportunity to take a moment to cherish.

These are the constellations you asked for. Click the picture to shop.

Orion -the hunter. 

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Pegasus- winged horse with magical powers. 

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Pleiades // Seven Sisters // Taurus- Zeus cast the 7 sisters cast into the sky so they could be close to their father. Orion pursued them throughout life and continues to chase them across the night sky. They are also a signifier of the sailing season in the Mediterranean Sea as their helical rising allows navigation. 

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Cassiopeia- Queen of Aethiopia, cast into the sky for boasting of her daughter's beauty. Her daughter's punishment was being bound to a rock as prey for Cetus, a sea monster. She was saved by Perseus, whom she later married. (Necklace also available with Perseus Constellation.) 

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Big Dipper. 

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Thank you to Leah, my love, my friend who graced me with her presence on a stunningly beautiful foggy day. Here is something to make you smile- please don't hold this against me :D
Leah       leah goofball entrepreneur 

It's that time of year again, AGAIN. (I can not believe it. Where did the summer go?! Time flies when you're having fun.) Sweaters. Boots. Scarves. Spending the morning cuddling in bed under the blankets with a cup of tea. All the ladies that feel my love, you know exactly what I mean. I've never been into pumpkin spice lattes -my abhorrent distaste for milk nixes that off the list- or anything pumpkin-ey, except for carving them of course! However with my green juices in hand I'm running into fall, and going to jump in all those puddles. Thank Raincouver. ;)

squash in my vancouver pottery studio

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