Author Archives: Sumak Designs

About Sumak Designs

I am originally from Michigan and currently live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is directly north of North Dakota. We have very cold and long Winters which lends itself to plenty of time to be creative. I started making beaded jewellery as a child and then progressed into Silversmithing throughout my school years. I am still in love with creating unusual jewellery for everyone. I like to work with PMC and incorporate my other jewelry skills such as soldering, fusing, stone setting, riveting and beading techniques into my final pieces. I sometimes work with found or antique objects to give the piece another type of look. I love collecting beads from the past and bringing them forward in my work. I have taken some great specialized technique workshops with some amazing people in the artisan world. Kate Mckinnon and Wendy Shingler are two women that gave me great inspiration. They taught me new and interesting techniques that I have incorporated into my work. I am forever taking from my experiences with these creative and thoughtful people. I have a website, where you can reference some of my work. I hope to use this Esty site to showcase my current and future pieces as I create them. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.

Christmas Pop Up Shop

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Holiday Artisan Open House 2014

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Some New Jewelry for Our Spring Sale

Spring Artisan Show & Sale


Regina – Our Best To You Art and Craft Sale

Well, I made it and I am all set-up and ready for the show to start tomorrow, if you are in the area please come and visit my booth


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Our Fall Open House is Just About Here

Our Fall Open House is Just About Here

Please pass on if you know anyone interested in coming to our Open House and supporting 5 Winnipeg Artisans

Swift Current Fall Into Christmas Craft Show

Well I made it and looking forward to a great couple of days here in Swift Current. If you are in the area please stop by my booth and say hello!!