Traditional Beading (Beginner level, small earring)

Through this workshop, participants will be invited to learn patience and perseverance through traditional beading. This is a beginner level workshop where participants will get to make a pair of small earrings (as pictured)

Participants will be given a care package with supplies to complete a small pair of beaded earrings. This kit will include 5 bags of beads, 2 gems, 1 needle pack, a small spool of thread, a small piece of wax, Pellon, hide, 1 pair of fingernail earring posts, scissors, needle threader, glue stick, banding. During this workshop participants will learn the basics of beading application for a small pair of earrings. Participants will also learn how to cut and apply backing, trimming, banding. They will be given a handout with a basic introduction to the medicine wheel.  

Workshop details:

Ages: 14-18

Group size: no more than 10
Length: 3-4 hours depending on your group's beading experience. This can be done in 1 or 2 different sessions.
Cost: $35 per participant (up to 10)

This workshop has been developed for Indigenous youth ages 14-18. Self-identifying Indigenous youth can request this workshop for a group of friends (minimum of 5), teachers can request this workshop for their class, or community leaders can request this workshop for their Indigenous-affiliated group. 

To request this workshop, use our Online Workshop Request Form.

If you have any questions about the workshop, including how and why it has been developed for Indigenous youth, email Maggie Cummings at