After getting her bachelor's and master's degrees, working for nonprofits and starting a family, Natalie Mitchell-Fuller never thought that she would return to a pastime that she used to enjoy as a teenager to make money. But that is exactly what happened.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitchell-Fuller returned to her childhood hobbies of beading and crafting. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and working for the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, she started to learn and incorporate more traditional Native designs and techniques into her work.