are you accepting custom orders or will you remake pairs?

a: i'm so sorry right now i am not able to take on any custom orders, and in general i do not do any remakes, outside of repairing your purchases if needed! part of the magic for me is creating what comes to my heart. thank you for understanding!

that being said - i am interested in working with fashion designers, creating work for television/movies, special events. please contact me if you're interested! lisa.crafting@gmail.com 


how do i purchase a pair of earrings from you?

a: right now i am sharing sale information via my newsletter. sometimes i do sales notifications via instagram as well, but in general im trying to move away from relying on social media so much. if you're interested in being notified, pls sign up for my newsletter (on front page of my website, at the bottom)


can non Indigenous people wear your earrings?

a: yes absolutely!  we need people to support Indigenous made rather than Indigenous inspired!  if for some reason a pair is not appropriate for non Indigenous people i will state that, but otherwise i absolutely encourage all peoples to wear my work! 


can you teach me how to bead?

a: no, i am not able to host workshops yet. i hope to someday in the future, for Indigenous folks specifically. 


do you do repairs? will you remake an earring if i lose one?

a: i will do repairs/remakes of a pair you have purchased from me as long as i still have the beads (if they are vintage or not accessible for me anymore we can chat about it!).  i offer this at the cost of 50% of the earrings you paid for.  i hope that you are able to have your pieces for as long as possible so i am happy to accommodate repairs and remakes if you lost one. please email me :-) 

please note, i am not able to repair or remake anyone else's beadwork.


can you donate work to my fundraiser?

a: i try to donate and give away as much work as i can afford.  i get many requests for donations for raffles, fundraisers and silent auctions. please know i wish i could afford to give work to every one of them!  but unfortunately it is not always possible.  


would you like to be part of our market/store?

a: please note i am not currently looking for markets or stores, however once in a while i will do special event markets such as Indigenous Fashion Week or other Indigenous specific markets. 


why is your beadwork so expensive?

a: i understand my beadwork is not always accessible to all budgets.  capitalism keeps us from getting what we deserve.  i know there are many many places where you can buy incredibly low priced jewellery and beadwork. if that is your priority this might not be the right fit.  

i am a small business, this is my sole source of income.  i have to account for a large range of expenses that come along with running a small business. i can't afford to pay myself low, and honestly i really don't want to.  i am trying to build a sustainable business and that means my pricing needs to stay at a certain scale to get by, and live comfortably like i deserve to. 

i use the highest quality materials possible, including supporting other Indigenous and people of colour owned businesses to source my materials. i make one of a kind wearable art. it should not be cheap. 

on top of this, i am an Indigenous woman. we are notoriously under-valued and often seen as disposable in so many ways in colonial patriarchal society. it is very hard to stand up for myself. part of decolonizing and supporting slow fashion movements is being patient, and investing in makers. 

thank you for understanding, and for supporting slow fashion, decolonial living, Indigenous happiness and joy.