Borealis Beading is owned and operated by Melanie Gamache, a Manitoba Métis beadwork artisan who started beading in 2015. Melanie has always been a creative individual, but her talent for beadwork has developed along with her passion for sharing the Métis culture and history relating to beadwork. Borealis Beading has grown from creating beadwork art to hosting workshops, in-home classes and carrying basic supplies required to start you on your beading journey.
Borealis Beading provides you with a hands-on creative learning experience where participants learn the art and skill of 2-needle beading along with the cultural and historical significance to the Métis people, “The Flower Beadwork People”. Workshops are delivered in a style reflective of the traditional beading circle format where friends and family would meet to share stories and talk about their day while passing on the traditional art of beadwork.