Show Schedule

It's that time of year again...we are heading on the road. The stock has been counted and replenished and we are refreshed and excited to see familiar faces as well as meet new people. If you are in the area, stop by and see all the new products that have arrived over the winter months.

Aboriginal Family Festival - Children's Pow Wow

*New Location*

Odawa Native Friendship Center
815 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON

Saturday March 23rd - 11:30am to 5pm
Sunday March 24th - 11:30am to 5pm

Please note: We do not have our regular set-up at the Pow Wow, if there is something you would like us to bring for you, please let us know ahead of time so we are able to get it in the van.

 

Classes and Workshops

Are you looking for something creative to do this month? Why not join one of our classes and learn a new technique. We are offering 7 classes and 5 special workshops in March, from beginner Beading 101 to Wire Wrapped Pendant. There is something for everyone.
 
If there are new techniques you would like us to teach, please drop in and let us know or send us an e-mail and we would be glad to look into offering new classes.
 
Tuesday March 5th - 1:30 to 3:30pm - $35
Tree of Life Pendant - Create a unique tree pendant using Artistic Wire and gemstone chips. This can be personalized to make a birthstone tree as a gift.
 
 
 

Indigenous BEADING workshops

 

We are pleased to have Naomi Smith from Neyaashiinigmiing (CapeCroker), Ontario as a workshop leader. Naomi is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern area often through the story of beads.

Beaded Purse - Friday March 8th & Saturday March 9th - 9:30 to 4pm
Cost: $250 plus a $50 kit fee payable to the instructor.

In this workshop you will learn the raised beadwork technique to begin making and assembling a purse. This course is labour intensive and might not be completed by all students. All techniques will be shown to ensure everyone knows how to complete the project.

Beaded Poppy - Sunday March 10th (Sold Out)OR Tuesday March 12th - 9:30 to 4pm
Cost: $150 plus a $15 kit fee payable to the instructor.

In this workshop you will learn the raised beadwork technique to make a Beaded Poppy which will be made into a brooch.

Victorian Beaded Strawberry - Monday March 11th - 9:30 to 4pm
Cost: $150 plus a $15 kit fee payable to the instructor.

You will learn how the Native Strawberry emery is reborn as modern and functional form using traditional materials and embossed beading techniques and spot applique.

Saturday March 16th - 9:30 to 12pm - $45
Introduction to Knotting - Learn the traditional technique of knotting using silk thread, bead tips and gemstone beads.

Saturday March 16th - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Pearly Twirl Bracelet - Using seed beads and and glass pearls, create a beautiful twisted bracelet.

Tuesday March 19th - 1:30 to 4pm - $35
Beading 101 - Are you new to beading but not sure where to start or what all the terms mean? In this class we will clarify the basic tools needed to start beading as well as some of the stringing materials and supplies that are most commonly used. You will learn to make a pair of earrings and a bracelet complete with crimps and a clasp.
 
Saturday March 23rd - 9:30 to 12pm - $45
Wire Bending and Chain Necklace - Using gemstone beads, sterling silver wire and chain, learn to create wrapped loops making a necklace and matching pair of earrings.
 
Saturday March 23rd - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Wire Wrapped Pendant - Learn to twist square wire and twisted wire around a pendant to create a cage with bail.
 

Frame It! workshop

Create a picture type frame that would be a unique presentation for a special piece of jewellery or artwork. Additional supply list available upon signup.

Saturday March 30th - 9:30 to 12pm - $50

Saturday March 30th - 1:30 to 4pm - $75
Knotted Mala - Create a 108 bead hand knotted Mala with nylon cord and 6mm gemstones.
 

 

 
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