Barbara ShiningstarMesa Farm was founded over 20 years ago by Barbara Shiningstar.

Barbara, who is of Mi-qmac heritage, has been making jewelry her whole life. She learned to love beading by watching her grandmother bead. This gave her the interest and incentive to learn beading as a young girl and later she learned other jewelry making techniques.

Barbara enjoys making jewelry, crafts, and gifts from natural animal products, especially the bones, claws and teeth.

Barbara obtains her animal products from animals that have passed from this earth. By using the animal’s body parts to create beautiful jewelry, crafts, and gifts, the animal’s manitou is perpetuated.