This past year while my Kokum was sick I took up beading as a way to connect with my ancestors. My Great Grandmother Jessie Redhead-Gordon was a talented Indigenous Artisan and sadly the traditions werent passed down from one generation to the next because my Grandmother was sent away to school. Beading has become not only a hobby but a way to connect to my ancestors, set intentions for myself and the loved ones I make jeweley for as well as reignite & keep this tradition alive in our family.
I have been asked by multiple people since sharing my learning experience and work on social media if wearing Indigenous jewelry is cultural appropriation. I do not speak for everyone when I say this, it's just my personal opinion. If you wear beautiful handmade jewelry by an Indigenous Artisan vs buy a cheaper factory made item from Amazon than NO it is cultural appreciation not appropriation. Supporting a handmade Artisan and wearing their designs with pride is a great way to support and share this beautiful traditional craft. The other bonus is because of the variations in colour and shape of the glass/ wood beads, feather and other materials; no item can ever be replicated.
One of a kinds with you in mind
These items are hand-made with quality materials and priced accordingly.
I look forward to selling my creations as well as eventually be able to take custom orders.
"I am in love with my purchases they smell awesome & make my house smell amazing. Who needs baked goodies when you can buy wax melts and make the house smell wonderful."