Shannon Gates

A mother to four young adults first and a self-taught Indigenous bead artist second, Shannon Gates first taught herself to bead in 2013 as a way to help support her family.

Now, her earrings can be found across Canada and the United States. While traditional beadwork has long been a favourite of hers, Shannon has recently been exploring more contemporary work like bead embroidery.

When she is not beading, Shannon enjoys working out, gardening, and – most importantly – spending time with her children and simply enjoying life.