Emily Mistretta of the Boston Ballet shines wearing her Warrior Necklace made by the Maasai women of Esiteti
Shauna Mistretta is the Founder of Beads of Esiteti and has worked, lived and volunteered in Africa intermittently for the past 10 years. Each day Shauna is fueled by the women of Africa who continually teach her the power and resilience of the human spirit and the innate creativity that lies within each one of us. Since 2010 Shauna has been working with the Maasai people of Esiteti helping to create an international market for the women's traditional bead work in hopes of helping to preserve their culture while creating a sustainable income stream for this tribal community. To her the Maasai are an embodiment of wisdom, dignity and unbelievable bravery ad she is honored each day to be working in partnership with them.