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Shakti a One-of-a-Kind for Jewelry Makers

April 7, 2013 9:02 AM | Columns

By Eden Ramsay


A staff member at Shakti strings together a set of beads (EDEN RAMSAY PHOTO)


Iridescent pave beads at Shakti (EDEN RAMSAY PHOTO)

Shakti gives people the chance to create their own sanctuary and bejeweled adornments.

A Winnipeg boutique store located in Osborne Village at 194 B Osborne Street, Shakti holds a vast array of wonderful things. Its main focus is jewelry making. It has a very wide array of beads and jewelry making supplies available for purchase.

Shakti also carries a variety of statues, artwork, incense, lanterns, clothing, accessories, crystals and fossils, to make any place feel a little more Zen-like. With our fast-paced modern day society, most of us could use a little more serenity in our lives.

Shakti also holds classes every couple of days to pass on the skills of creating different jewelry pieces. Some examples of classes coming up this month include Tree of Life Pendants, Feather Earrings, and Organic Wire Wrapping.

The store also welcomes larger groups to book private classes with them. This is a great idea for birthday or bridal shower parties.

Shakti’s staff make much of the jewelry for sale in the store. One of the nice things about Shakti is if you break one of your favourite pieces of jewelry, the staff can repair or restring the piece for you.

Whenever possible, the boutique sources its products from the artisans directly and aims to purchase from companies that support free trade. This is an added bonus when shopping from Shakti.

I feel like one could spend hours looking at everything in this store. There is so much to take in and admire. I certainly spent a while checking out everything. The quality of the products in the store is also very good, and priced at a great value for their quality. Most of their stock is even handpicked for refined finished.

There is no doubt about it, Shakti is definitely one of the best places to find jewelry making supplies in Winnipeg right now, as well as unique, exotic, clothing, accessories, and housewares.

So if you’re feeling a little crafty one day, or just feel like checking out some beautiful hand-made fair trade products, let Shakti’s wares inspire and enchant you.

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Eden Ramsay is a Creative Communications student at Red River College. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba and majored in graphic design. She loves culture, design in its many forms, and exploring the world around her. Follow her on Twitter: @EdenRamsay.