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)


i received a gift card, but i'm having trouble using it because your items sell too fast.

a: for the moment i have stopped selling gift cards for this reason, they are sometimes hard to cash in! i'm so sorry for this. please email me if you have a gift card you haven't been able to use! lisa.crafting@gmail.com


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? or will you remake an earring if i lose one?

a: i will do repairs/remakes of a pair you have purchased 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! i will also rehook earrings if they happen to fall off at no charge as long as you pay for the shipping. please email me :-) 


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.  please email me to make a request and i'll do my best. 


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

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


and the toughest question.. 

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 and i am the primary income earner in my small family unit.  i have to account for a large range of expenses that come along with running a small business, including living in an expensive part of the world where cost of living is high.  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 unfortunately that means my pricing needs to stay at a certain scale to get by, and live comfortably like i feel i deserve to.  

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. 

i try to keep lower priced pieces in every collection, but beading takes a very long time! the beading alone is not the only thing that factors into the price.  

your purchases support my entire life, my learning of my culture and taking good care of myself and my loved ones. you also support me in supporting other Indigenous and People of Colour owned businesses. 

i understand that it is frustrating when you can't afford something you want and deserve. to me, the problem isn't the person creating the thing you want, the problem is capitalism. we aren't getting paid what we deserve, and i feel you! this is what i am trying to redirect my life to, to decolonize, to value myself and my skills.  

i also am respecting my right to not respond to any further messages or comments that tell me i don't deserve to be paid well.  

thank you for reading this far - i appreciate you giving me the space to explain this! i am so grateful to be able to do this full time right now and live my artist dream.

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