My name is Jacqueline Shaver and welcome to Arbour Glen Creations and Mino Ode Beadwork! I am so glad you are here.
I like to make beautiful useful items for myself and my home and love to share them with others.
Here are a few things about me:
I learned to sew in Grade 7 and have been using my sewing machine ever since. Besides making pouches and linens, I love making quilts. Making quilts has provided me peace and beauty in the midst of the pandemic.
Pottery is sort of new to me. I have always loved pottery pieces and so I began this part of the journey at the beginning of the summer of 2019 with a local pottery studio, A Third Space. I love it. I love to see finished pieces that are beautiful and useful. It has been so good to start to learn something new and challenge myself. This past year I have been handpainting my beadwork patterns onto mugs and bowls and I have really liked the results. I hope you do too!
I am a mom of three wonderful supportive children who are now in their 20's. I am married to my best friend and can't imagine going through life with anyone else. I am a physiotherapist and lwork with people who have had an injury to their brain and I help them move better and become more independent.
My faith Jesus is important to me. I hope to treat others the way that Jesus would treat them; with love, acceptance and respect.
My Anishinaabe roots are important to me and I am thankful to have this heritage through my father who lives in Kettle and Stony Point in Ontario. Having been born and raised in the Niagara Region and away from this part of my heritage, I am finding it increasingly important to learn of my roots and have turned to the traditional art of beading to connect me.
I believe in community and supporting small local businesses whenever possible. To that end, I source most of my fabric and beading supplies from local stores and am a member of a local pottery studio. The deer hide I use in beading is from a family owned Indigenous small business in Quebec. I also believe in community over competition and have been able to make some wonderful friends with people in the maker movement.