Crystal Ann Roy

Artist Bio: 

My name is Crystal Ann Roy. I was born in Maidstone, Saskatchewan and was raised in Edmonton Alberta most of my life. I moved to my moms community of Dettah and reside there since July 2016. I am a Visual Artist.

I remember watching my grandmother bead at a very early age. My mother taught me how to bead uppers when I was 12 years old, I liked it and started beading again when I was 15 years old. I did not start beading again until November 2017. I started selling my choke-necklaces then I made bracelets and anklets combos for the spring summer of 2018. I find it therapeutic and relaxing.

I make jewelry such as those mentioned above and started making NWT keychains of all colors and personalized name keychains. I find most of my friends and family buy them then I started going to businesses around Yellowknife. Now i have regular customers and they refer their friends and family to me. I have them in gift shops in Yellowknife , I also sell them at drum dances and arts and crafts shows.

I would like to start making mukluks, uppers and mitts this winter as a project and see how far i can go. I currently attend Route 51 Institute, finishing up some grade 12 courses in order to pass the requirements for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at Aurora College.

Last Updated: November 15, 2022
Region: 
North Slave
Community: 
Dettah
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