Saturday, October 27, 2012


My work was choosen to be used as a prop on the CTV show Nikita!!!

The producers wanted two Indian Girl Necklaces for an episode for the new season which premiered last week.  My work was used as a focal point in the story.... it's what reunites a mother and daughter back together!!!

If you like to see it, this is the link to the show Nikita and the episode "Innocence" that features my Indian Girl Necklace:


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I'm back .....

Hey Folks,

Been a long time since I've done a blog post.  As you may or may not know I've been in college for the past two years and only just recently graduated this past June.  Since then I've hauled up roots and moved from my small Central Newfoundland town of Grand Falls-Windsor, to Fort McMurray Alberta.

I'm in the process now of setting up shop here in town, along with dabbling in the arts here in Fort McMurray.  I'm hoping to get juried and passed by the Alberta Crafts Council and sell some work on consignment here in this province.  I will continue to sell at the Devon House in St. John's as well as my other retail consignment locations!!  Also, I wanted to let you know that I just purchased my website domain.  So now you can find me at

I don't have many new photos of work that I've done over the past few years but once I'm set up here in my new home I'll be turning our products in a hurry. The photo to the right is of a horsehair dreamcatcher I made last year and the photo at the bottom is of a pair of applique turquoise earrings.

Thank you again for your continued support and now that I'm BACK, please stick around for new things.

Take care!  Welain


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Into Summer - New Contest

Heya folks,

Good Saturday morning to you all! Just wanted to let you in on a new contest I'm kickin' off this morning. It's my "Spring Into Summer" contest. You can win a Dreamcatcher Necklace & a pair of Quill Loop Earrings (retail value $67). Here are the details:

If you've already subscribed to my blog, just become a member on my website or if your just visiting my blog, subscribe to it and then become a member on my website to have your name entered into the draw.

The prize will be drawed for on National Aboriginal Day, the beginning of the Summer Solstice (June 21, 2011). So dont forget, tell your friends and family, or anyone that might be interested!

If you love to win FREE stuff, I also have another contest for my Facebook Fanpage! Just visit my fanpage on Facebook, press the "LIKE" button to have your name entered into the contest for a free pair of Spirit Earrings (picture below). Drawing to take place at the end of May!

Thank you all for your continuted support, hope you participate in two of the contest! Take care everyone. -Welalin-

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

~March Month Madness - New Contest~

Hey everyone!

Finally getting a chance to update my blog today, seems like forever since I've wrote anything here. It's so great to get back to doing what I love the most, beading, beading, & more beading.

I have a week off school and I'm taking full advantage of this extra time. I recently started a fanpage on Facebook, and have been doing work on it little by little. I did a somewhat silent launch for the page a few weeks ago. Today, however, I'm kickin' it into gear with a full launch ...and what's a launch without a contest!! So starting today, if you become a fan and "Like" my page your name will be entered into a draw for a pair of Spirit Earrings.

One lucky person will win these earrings on May 31. So just visit my Facebook Fanpage, become a fan by clicking the"Like" button. That's it... that's all you have to do to get your name entered into the draw. The winner will customize their earrings by choosing their favorite colours.

So hurry hurry, time's just ticking away and May 31st is just around the corner. For those of you that have already become 'fans', please pass this onto your friends and family, so they too can get their names entered for the Free Earrings!!! Thank you all again for your continued support!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

~Finally Touching Base~

Hi Everyone,

It seems like forever since I've updated my blog. Well as you know I've been terribly busy with school since I enrolled full-time into the Office Administration course. I didn't realize how "busy" I would actually get ....well let me tell you it has been CRAZY!!! lol. I wrote my last final yesterday & I'm officially on Xmas vacation as of 12 noon yesterday. Can you tell how happy I am :0)

I've not had a lot of time to bead but I managed to create a few pieces that I love to share with you. The necklace to the right is a beaded Rivolis Necklace with Russian leaves and diagonal peyote chain. I also created that same necklace but with a Volcano Rivolis it's simply stunning as you can see on the picture below.

I've finally finished up the last of my beading commitments. Now that I've done that, I hope to bring you more creative beadwork over the winter months. That's if my school work doesn't take up too much of my time. I've so many ideas and sooooooo many beautiful supplies to use that I purchased last Spring.

I may be be attending another PMC workshop this winter, details are still a little sketchy on that, but I'll certainly keep you informed. Also hopefully when school is finished in my next semester, I'll kick off the Spring season with another contest for FREE stuff. So stick around to see my new work and to participate in the upcoming contests.

Thank you once again for being so supportive!! I greatly appreciate all your comments, questions and general interest in my work.
Take care, I'll be in touch.
~Happy Holidays~

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

!!!Beading & School & Fairs ..Oh My!!!

The days are growing shorter now that summer is coming quickly to an end. This spring/summer has been a very busy time for me. I have had many, many orders to fill & I really wasn’t sure if I could do them all but I managed to somehow keep on top. I have included new photos of a few projects that I completed in July & August; I hope you like them.

I’ve enrolled into college and my classes start on Thursday...YIKES!!! I’m pretty sure my work load will be intense, so I’m not sure how much free time I will have to update my blog & website. I will however try to keep things updated as time allows but my focus this fall will be on school.

As for my beading, I will not be taking any extra orders. My focus for this fall is to design & create new projects for the upcoming Christmas Craft Fairs in November. I will not be running my own booth this year because there just isn’t time for me to pump out enough products to fill a booth. I will however be sharing a one with Pete Barrett from the Mealy Mountain Gallery, hopefully if I have enough products to display. So look for me there at Pete’s booth this coming November.
I’m getting a Mirrix Loom, woohoo, I'm so excited!!! I think the "big sister" is the best choice for me for the project I will be weaving!!! I’ve an order for a beaded belt for one of the ladies powwow regalia I did this summer. I will create the pattern with beadtool, then I’ll weave the belt on my new Mirrix Loom. So don’t forget to check back for pics of that when I get it started. I haven’t loomed in years so this should be very challenging!!!

I also have two retail outlets that need stock desperately, so needless to say I’m very busy with a full plate again for this fall season!!! Did you expect anything else lol…….

Thank you for following along with me here on my blog and also for all your support, I truly appreciate it. I hope you had a great summer!! Take Care & I'll be in touch!!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

~It's Powwow Time~

Hey folks!! Just touching base now to let you know I've not forgotten about you. I've been so tremendously busy these past few months I have not had time to update my blog or website. I'm taking a well deserved break from beading. It has just consumed every minute of my days/nights and literally had me run down. As well, my husband had an unfortunate accident then surgery so needless to say my world has been turned upside down for the time being.

Through all the chaos..I still managed to pump out some great regalia accessories and a few orders for my awesome clients. I've uploaded a few pictures here and will upload more photos in the coming months. I didn't get to go to the Powwow again this's so disappointing but it could be worse I guess. Next year I hope to attend both the Miawpukek (Conne River) Powwow and the one in Flat Bay..ooh how I long to to hear the drums and see the dancers *sigh*.

A little news.....back in May I was approached about taking on a volunteer position for the Craft Council, I said Yes and as of the end of May I stepped into the position of Central Representative for the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. I hope I can do a good job representing the members out here in Central. With so much on my plate right now it's sort of hard getting organized but I'm going to try my best!!!

I hope you're all having a great summer!!! The warm weather has finally arrived here in Newfoundland...not sure for how long so I guess I should get out and enjoy it!!! Take care folks, I'll be in touch as soon as I can. Till then, thank you for your continued support, I really appreciate it!! are a few pics of the girls in the beautiful Powwow Regalia. I did the jewelry accessories for Susan Hill pictured (center right) in the dark rust shawl and also for Dayna Benoit who is on the far right in the white, green and pink. The picture to the right shows Dana with her beautiful barrette in her hair. The last picture is of Susan's awesome beaded barrette!!!! All of the girls are just so gorgeous!!!!