The women in my family do traditional sewing like moccasins and clothing. I learned to bead from them, which I use to make modern styled jewelry.
In 2009, I started shopping for materials while I was living in Grande Prairie, and looking through magazines to get ideas of what I wanted to make. I watch the other ladies that do beadwork. Their colour schemes are extraordinary and I find that inspiring to create my own coordinated colours. My creative process starts with graphic paper where I draw out the design. I’ll often throw a piece together and if I don’t like it, take it a part and start again.
I love to see women wear my jewelry. I love that someone is using my art. I have received a lot of positive feedback and some say not many ladies do what I do. It is modern and always changing with a little bit of traditional influences.
I am always researching on how to develop new jewelry and what designs I can recreate with beads. I am always trying to incorporate new tactics and techniques. I think I am in the middle of my evolutionary process as an artist and am really excited about what tomorrow will bring for my artwork.