MEET THE ARTISAN
Business Name: Beads By Alexa
Alexa Bond is a Mi’kmaq youth and self-taught artist from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a natural innovator who comes from a traditional family of hands-on makers and creatives.
In 2020, as the global pandemic began, Alexa began beading. This sparked a desire to immerse herself in her Mi’kmaq culture and strengthen that connection during an uncertain time. Alexa was inspired to continue learning from mentors and community members.
In the last two years, as her knowledge grew, Alexa built her business creating bold and dramatic products which creatively tie culture with contemporary style. Her overflowing passion has led her to learn other traditional craft practices including caribou tufting and quillwork. Alexa’s unique pieces connect wearers with Indigenous culture for anyone who wishes to wear and support Indigenous-made work