About Me


My name is Jacqueline Shaver and welcome to Arbour Glen Creations and Mino Ode Beadwork!  I am so glad you are here. 

I like to make beautiful useful items for myself and my home and love to share them with others.   

Here are a few things about me:

I learned to sew in Grade 7 and have been using my sewing machine ever since.  Besides making pouches and linens, I love making quilts and ribbon skirts.  

I began my journey with pottery in 2019 with a local pottery studio, A Third Space.   It’s been so good to challenge myself and experiment with clay.  For the last year I have been painting my “beadwork” on my pieces and I love them.  I hope you do too!

I am a mom of three wonderful and supportive children who are now in their 20's.  I am married to my best friend and can't imagine going through life with anyone else.  I am a physiotherapist and l work with people who have had an injury to their brain and I help them move better and become more independent.  

My Anishinaabe roots are important to me and I am thankful to have this heritage through my father who lived in Kettle and Stony Point in Ontario.  Having been born and raised in the Niagara Region and away from this part of my heritage, I am finding it increasingly important to learn of my roots and have turned to the traditional art of beading to connect me.  

I believe in supporting small businesses that are owned by Indigenous women and purchase from them whenever possible.   I also believe in community over competition and have been able to make some wonderful friends with people in the maker movement.  

Thanks for reading!