Operating her own business, Faith makes art she learned from her heritage

Faith Courtereille, 25, is studying business and majoring in marketing at SAIT. She raises her two children with her husband while operating her home business, Powwow Styles Beadwork.

Courtereille specializes in beadwork such as earrings, and powwow designs that range from different types of applique work to ribbon work. The craft of sewing and beading was passed down her matrilineal line, and as she got older she took native arts craft classes to learn more.

Courtereille now teaches workshops on how to create your own native craft pieces at The Lodge located on SAIT campus.

“The beading earring market is huge right now…there [are] so many people doing it right now and sometimes it’s overwhelming,” said Courtereille as she describes the competitive market for beaded earrings.

More of Courtereille’s work can be found and purchased on her Instagram page @TheWomanBeader.

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