Tansi, my name is Tammie Tuccaro, I am the owner of Mikisew Eyes Supplies. I am a proud Mikisew Cree First Nation/Metis woman from Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. I started beading in 2019 and instantly it became a passion. At the time, I was a very busy lady from being employed full-time, a 24/7 caregiver for my granny (who has now gained her angel wings), mother of 2 teenagers, and a student. I would bead to keep my granny entertained, as I loved how she always critiqued my work and made me feel so good about the progress I made. I also noticed that it helped my mental health by teaching me to slow down and take a break from being so busy all the time.
I truly believe "Beading is Medicine!"
It became evident that our traditional arts and crafts had made a comeback as people were stuck at home during the pandemic. I live in a remote community in Northeastern Alberta and wanted to make it easier for the people in my community to be able to easily access supplies to continue keeping our traditional arts and crafts alive. I also create, design, and print custom cabs of your choice. If at anytime, I don't carry something you are looking for, please email or chat with me.