We are thrilled to kick off our very first Artist Spotlight featuring the works of Deliaestelle Designs. The event will be this Saturday, March 4 from 10am-4pm at our store on Bank Street, where she will have her amazing works out for display and purchase. As well, she has beginner beading kits which she'll have on hand for purchase. If you want to learn how to make your first pair of earrings - Well, this is your chance! :)
We'll also have coffee, tea and snacks for everyone! Drop by and say hello!
Stephanie is First Nations from Wikwemikong, Ontario, Unceded reserve and does incredible beadwork and jewelry. Check out her website here.
A note from the artist:
"I believe my passion comes from my “late” grandmother (Delia) who is known for quilting, and making beautiful pieces out of sweet grass. Delia was a sewing goddess followed by my other grandmother (Estelle) who's owned a seamstress shop for over 30 years. I believe I have received a beautiful gift from both of them.
I have been a vendor at various craft shows and I enjoy the reactions of the community when seeing my beadwork. It’s an opportunity for them to feel, and see the detail of each piece. Each piece tells a story. I want to encourage and educate the community, and I must say, sharing my craft and story is the best feeling in the world."
-Stephanie Peltier, Deliaestelle Designs
We can't wait for this event and hope to see you there! Please check out the facebook event here for full details.
And it doesn't end there. We will have Deliaestelle Designs beautiful pieces on display and available for purchase in store and online through until mid April. 100% of the sales will go to our Spotlight Artist as we try to encourage our Indigenous brothers and sisters with their art and craft - Support Indigenous artists!
Check back soon for future artists and updates.
Thank you - Meegwetch
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