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Crafting industry takes hit, but adapting amid pandemic

Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah.

This time of the year is usually when business picks up for Bijal Shah. Her crafts, BsBowzart, are regularly on display at local Montreal-area fairs and markets, but the pandemic has forced things to work a little differently. Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah. Felicia Parrillo/Global News “Now we feel more of the impact because all of the fairs are cancelled,” said Shah. Story continues below advertisement “So a lot of people are turning to online, so we’ve started to spruce up our Etsy stores.” Shah has been selling her crafts online for years, but local fairs are […]

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Sherwood Park woman takes her jewelry from local markets to the Golden Globes

Sherwood Park woman takes her jewelry from local markets to the Golden Globes

Dixie Herman started Ten Degrees jewelry a year ago. She designs eye catching necklaces and rings, that people can customize to their liking. The Sherwood Park woman doesn’t have a store front and is often at local markets in the Edmonton area, but in January she will be at the gifting suite at the Golden Globes in Hollywood. “They contacted me through email,” Herman said. “At first I thought it was a scam, because I thought, ‘Oh, are you sure you got the right person?’ And then when she called, then I realized, okay, it’s not a (scam).” The […]

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