Local Métis beader Jessie Pruden — known as Bead ‘n Butter — is emotional on the phone when she recounts how she found out that several parcels with her handmade earrings were stolen out of a Canada Post mailbox earlier this week.
Wednesday evening, Pruden received an email from a man who had found eight padded envelopes near his garage that had been ripped open. The beaded earrings that took Pruden days to make were gone.
When the initial shock wore off, she was devastated.
“A lot of these pieces were just really kind of special and really beautiful. I’ve just kind of gotten into flat stitching, which is a really slow practice and really intentional,” Pruden said through tears.
In total, 13 packages, with contents worth a total…