Each piece at Miiken handcrafted is joyfully hand woven with care using the very best quality Japanese glass seed beads and finished with 14k gold filled findings.
I started beading as a teenager, as a way to reclaim a part of my Haudenosaunee culture. I’m at my happiest with the feeling of the beads in my hands, immersed in colour and texture with infinite possibilities before me.
Inspiration is everywhere, and I have great admiration and respect for all of the bead weavers and artists, past and present. I'm grateful for the ability to connect and share culture through this global art form.
Miiken handcrafted is based in Ontario, but we're portable! I often work from the road in our camper van (with my pups Miiken and Poe and my hubs/bestie Paul)
Everything seems more vivid when I'm traveling: the textiles, landscapes, art and culture are all sources of inspiration. Many pieces are named for the places where they were created.
I've been taught that beading is an intentional practice, and that each piece will carry the energy it was created with. With this in mind, I aim to weave good energy into each item, while creating sustainably made, lasting pieces to be enjoyed for years to come.