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Friday Photo: Meet Jonas (again)

We blogged about Jonas back and July.  He makes many of Three Stone Steps’  most adored metal pieces, including the peace dove (great any time, but super special for the holidays) and our recycled dragonfly.  Soon we’ll be offering his lovely sunflower bouquet, which you can see by his left elbow.

We’re only blogging about Jonas again on because we took a much better photo of him during last month’s trip to Haiti and wanted to show it off.  (As an added bonus, there’s a mystery person in the background.)


Have a good weekend.  If you’re in Frankenstorm/Hurricane Sandy’s path (as we are here) stay safe!


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Multidimensional Jonas

Meet Jonas.  Jonas is responsible for some of Three Stone Steps‘ most popular recycled metal art pieces, including our much adored dove and dragonfly.   He also makes a series of cute little roosters.   It turns out that all the art we carry from him has wings.  Jonas excels in the multidimensional.

Jonas lives and works in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.  He’s below, posing in front of his atelier with the popular recycled metal dove:


We look forward to seeing what other amazing animals Jonas has created on our next visit.

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Friday Photo: Recycled Judaica (it’s not just for Hanukkah)

Yes, it’s June.  And, if you’re on the Eastern seaboard, it’s really hot.  But for retailers and wholesalers like us here at Three Stone Steps,  Hanukkah and Christmas are right around the corner.  And, if you’re a retailer trying to put together a fair trade, recycled holiday collection, this link would be a good place to start. (You’ll find fabulous recycled ornaments, recycled dreidels, and recycled menorahs, and more.)  If you want to know more, please contact me at ellen[at]threestonesteps[dot]come.

But, let’s say that like most of us, you’re not a retailer, but would like to find some recycled, fair trade Judaica.  You need a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding gift, and don’t know what will fit the bill.  Well, then, check this out:

Haitian metal art, shalom

read from right to left, silly!

You can find more information of this great piece of indoor/outdoor art on the Three Stone Steps site right here.  And, if you’re not in the market for recycled, fair trade Judaica, you can find other great recycled art here.

Really cute, huh?

And, have a great PEACEful weekend!

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Friday Photo (it’s a video): Polishing Peace

Although this is on my website, along with additional photos of the metal art making process in Haiti, I  thought it worthy of its very own blog post since it makes me smile every time I view it.   I hope you have the same reaction.


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Friday Photo: Peace People

All week long we’ve been hearing about the 10th anniversary of the horrific September 11 attacks.  Not much I can add to the remembrance, except to wish everyone peace.

Today’s Friday Photo is of an artisan who works with old metal oil drums in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.  Three Stone Steps carries the peace sign in Jean Claudes’ right hand, although it’s currently on back order.  We also carry the dragonflies with butterflies piece in his left, although that’s not yet on the site.    We also carry the love and peace pieces in the background.

Enough of the introduction.  And, without further ado, here’s your Friday Photo:


haitian metal art

do you like people peace or peace people?


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