Mackenzie / Smiling Water nindizhinikaaz (my name is). I’m the maker behind Nimise Boutique. I am a registered member of the Georgian Bay Métis community (region 7). I also have ancestral ties to Ireland, England and France.
I bead for many reasons. First and foremost, it brings me joy and is a way that I can express my relationship to the Earth and my cultural identity. Beading is also a way I can help others feel beautiful, cared for and loved. It gives me a platform to support the beings and issues I care about.
Nimise means sister in the Anishinaabe language – I started this business with the hope of decorating all of my sisters in life, including two-spirit, non-binary and trans sisters too. You are all beautiful and deserve to be adorned uniquely and with pride. I hand harvest the porcupine quills you see in my work and try to purchase most of my materials from small Indigenous business owners 👍 I also love trading with other artists as a way of expressing ancestral Indigenous economies 💗
Miigwech (thank you) for following me and supporting my craft xo
Some news on shipping and availability
$5 flat-rate letter mail to existing Canadian customers
An inexpensive shipping alternative for small orders. Use my contact form to register for this special shipping rate.
Free delivery in Kingston coming soon.
Fast personal drop-offs for everyone within the city limits.
Sales expanding to Germany, Sweden, Australia and the UK
Expedited shipping now available outside Canada and the USA