Below is a list of links to websites that might be useful to those who are interested in learning more on Native Indian Art or for new Artists that are just starting out, and are looking for trade suppliers and businesses that specialize in jewellery material/equipment and/or woodworking Equipment.
The links are provided for your convenience and not as a personal endorsement for their contents, business practices, or products unless stated.
The website links listed below are to separate individual businesses and organizations which Joe Jack Design Studio Ltd. assumes absolutely no responsibility or liability for the content of their individual web pages and/or for their business practices or products.
A "Certificate Of Indian Status" is absolutely the fastest and easiest way to certify that your Native Indian Artwork is authentic, and that it was created by a Native Indian person.
BC’s Largest Selection Of First Nations Jewelry:
This category would have to go to Artina’s Jewellery in downtown Victoria, BC. Artina’s carries the full range of First Nations Jewelry from well-crafted production jewelry to the very traditional one of a kind high-end jewelry.
Artina's Jewellery. BC. Lions Society Art Project:The project has already taken roots throughout BC with nine communities committed to joining "The Spirit Bear Trail" Local artists, in partnership with sponsoring individuals or organizations, will create a unique design and apply it to the surface of a life size custom formed fiberglass Spirit Bear. The Bear becomes the artist's canvas. Once the work is complete, the Spirit Bear will be displayed in prominent public spaces with the majority being placed in Victoria's downtown business core.
"This company specializes in supplying platinum,gold, sterling silver, copper, bronze, and a full range of casting services for the jewellery industry. Sarber Jewellers is a company that I personally recommend before any other Jewellery Supply Company. This company has established an excellent reputation by providing high quality precious metals, fast and reliable service, and all with a 100 % satisfaction guarantee." Coast Salish Artist Joe Jack.
Jewellery & Woodcarving Tools and Equipment:
Preferred Edge Knives: Michael Komick is the owner of Preferred Edge Carving Knives and Supplies. His company specializes in manufacturing a wide variety of high quality handmade woodcarving tools for all levels of the woodcarving industry. They also provide custom ordered service for the creation of a specific style knife or tool, and all of Preferred Edge knifes and tools come with a one-year guarantee. Habsons Jewellers Supplies: Suppling equipment poducts specific to jewellery manufacturers and jewellery repair shops.
Lacy West: Manufacturing tools and supplies for the Jewellery Trade.
This photograph, taken in 1903, shows Edward Paul's house with the five house posts from Chief Puykwilum's house.
Coast Salish House Posts:These house posts are five of several that originally stood in a house in the village of Kwa'mutsun (Quamichan) on the Cowichan River. The house belonged to Puykwilum, a famous shaman. The small creatures depicted on two of the posts are minks, animals used in a cleansing ritual to wipe away impurity or shame from an afflicted person. About 1903, the poles were installed on the exterior of an adjacent house belonging to Puykwilum's son, Edward Paul. His house was taken down about 1935. The BC. Museum acquired all five of the posts in 1944.