Kristina Cardinal nitsîyikâson. 

Onîhcikiskwâpowin ohci nîya.

Hello! My name is Kristina Cardinal. I am from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation.

My beading journey began when I first picked up a needle and thread when I was thirteen years old. My first projects were beaded pieces for my pow-wow regalia, I started small (earrings, hair ties, etc) and worked my way up to larger pieces (moccasins, leggings, capes, etc.) I’ve been beading my own pow-wow regalia since then. We all start somewhere when learning new hobbies, I practiced and perfected my beading techniques over time. I’ve been a creative for 20 years.
As I look back, I never knew the opportunities my beading would endear. In 2017, I began making & selling beaded earrings on Instagram. I grew my Following & started to build my brand. I was accepting custom orders which I still do to this day. I currently have sales on my website, periodically.

Kristina Cardinal beaded jewelry is available for purchase online & in store at Wanuskewin Gift Shop (Saskatoon, SK) & Boy Chief Trading Post (Siksika, AB.)

 I share my work with everyone of all genders & ethnicities. I encourage everyone to practice cultural appreciation. I thank you for supporting native made & not native “inspired.”

Ay Hay
Thank You