Friday, October 4, 2013


Hi Everyone,
It is Friday and my week flew by. I wanted to post about Susan Shatreau-Janisky. She is an amazing woman and a beautiful bead artist. Her beading is an extension of her heritage, where beading all began in Canada and the US. It saddens me that a lot of  beaders don't know the history of our craft. Fortunate for us we can still go to Powwow and fur rendezvous to see the original flatwork technique and style. Having a Native American background myself it is dear to my heart that we don't loose sight of where this industry all began.
 When I met Susan I was delighted with her personality, her wit, and her beauty. There is a genteelness to her spirit that is inviting. A lady I would like to spend some time with.
 I would like to introduce to you
Susan Shatreau-Janisky

Susan Shatreau-Janisky a Metis of Algonquin, Mohawk & French Canadian ancestry is a registered member of the Aboriginal Metis Community of Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada.
She was born in northern upstate New York and has resided in California & Arizona.  Susan presently resides in Northern Arizona with her husband Michael Janisky.
Susan’s artworks have been in several types of native art mediums over a many year span including silversmithing, wire art, leather & beadwork.  Her specialties are custom made medicine bags beaded on native tanned smoked deer skin & beaded cuff bracelets.
Her affiliations are: International Wire Jewelry Guild Artists director & officer, Sonoran Art League member, Southwestern Premier Artists participating artist,   IACA (Indian Arts and Crafts Association) artist member.
She has participated in various Native Shows & Pow Wow’s in Oregon & California & Arizona Fine Art Shows.

Visit Susan at these websites and be sure to tell her Nicole sent you

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

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