Nicole Beauchamp

Nicole Beauchamp, crafts, leatherwork, beadwork, jewelry, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

Nicole Beauchamp

Nicole Beauchamp

Métis

My name is Nicole Beauchamp, I am a member of The Métis Nation of Ontario and I currently reside in Wendover. I find solace in traditional and contemporary native crafts, and I’m inspired by my Métis Grandmothers.

Nicole Beauchamp, crafts, leatherwork, beadwork, jewelry, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

Each piece is uniquely hand-crafted in the spirit of the Métis traditions. Glass beads are delicately sewn to leather and then assembled to adorn mittens, pouches, moccasins, bags and coats. In searching for my roots within the Métis community, I began creating Smudge Fans. These smudge fans facilitated my discussions with other Métis. I attended workshops at Wabano (Ottawa), I took beading classes with Diane Mackenzie, drum making with Steve Teekens, boot making and participated in sweetgrass walks. Since then, I have had the privilege of offering workshops to Crown Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada, individuals and schools. I was invited to participate at amazing fairs such as CANDO 2019 Annual National Conference in Gatineau, the Indigenous ART Market at the National Art Center in Ottawa, the Indigenous Awareness Week at Tunney’s Pasture for the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, and KUMIK Craft Fair and more. I find joy in attending these markets speaking to visitors and sharing with other Indigenous vendors.