Saturday, October 19, 2013

Traditional Metis Beadwork–in leather


For the last few weeks (maybe almost six at this point) I have been working on a series of pieces for the Metis Nation. I honestly think this is one of the most meaningful projects that I’ve ever done – transferring traditional Metis beadwork patterns into leather.

The simplicity and floral patterns present in the beadwork pieces fused wonderfully with my instinctual style, and I was given a variety of beadwork patterns to choose from, so had the opportunity to see how a range of pieces would transfer.

The result is a body of work I am truly in love with.  Each piece is unique and has elements of my style but is clearly a Metis beadwork pattern at the same time.  The Metis will be selling these at events in Eastern Canada this holiday season, but if you see one that you can’t live without, let me know and I will put you in touch with someone who can sell it to you!

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