My name is Sam Fleshman-Carlick and I am the creator, crafter and teacher behind Simply Significants.
A few quick facts about me:
- I am Snohomish/Snoqualmie and my husband Greg Carlick is Taku River Tlingit. We have been together since we were 14 years old.
- Together Greg & I have 3 wonderful children: Lyam 13y, Jaxon 7y, and Lily 2y who are Taku River Tlingit.
- I am a born and raised Yukoner and we live in Whitehorse, Yukon.
How I started Beading
I started my beading journey in 2009. The first thing I made was a pair of mitts for my oldest son. Since then, I have made earrings, pop-sockets, wristlets, moccasins, fur hats, vests, mukluks, hair clips, patches and wrap arounds.
My first pair of moccasins
I made my first pair of moccasins in 2012 for my wedding. I wanted them to be special, made just for me. It was difficult to find the materials and someone to guide me on that first pair of moccasins. I found a pattern online and made them without any direction (oh my you should see the heel), I also made each of my bridesmaids a pair of their own.
Simply Significants, Then and Now
The goal of my Moccasin workshops
I want to teach people how to create beautiful handmade items.
I want people to leave my workshops with a sense of accomplishment and pride.
The boys are quite the little helpers :)