Growing up in Scotchfort, Brooklyn Beaton was introduced to crafting by her grandmother, Barbara Bernard, at a very early age. One Christmas, she and her grandmother were designing candles as Christmas gifts and Brooklyn decided she wanted to accompany her grandmother to a craft show and sell some of her candles. Over the past four years, Brooklyn has continued to master her candle designing skills with guidance from her mother, Deena Beaton, and grandmother. Today, she creates premade and custom candle designs featuring photos, business logos, and cultural symbols.  


As a young Mi’kmaw artisan, Brooklyn enjoys crafting as a hobby and as a way of celebrating her culture. She also enjoys making money from her candle design business and recently reinvested some of her earnings into a candle-making set so she can start creating her own candles. Brooklyn is grateful to her grandmother and mother for introducing her to crafting and for their guidance and encouragement. She retails her candles at select craft fairs and markets, including the Indigenous Artisan Christmas Market. 


Brooklyn Beaton