Traditional Beading (Higher level, large earring)

Traditional Beading (Higher level, large earring)

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

Participants will be given a care package with supplies to complete a large pair of beaded earrings. This kit will include 6 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, strong glue adhesive, banding. During this 3-week long workshop students will learn the basics of beading application for a large pair of earrings. Participants will also learn how to cut and apply gems, backing, trimming, banding. They will be given a handout with a basic introduction to the medicine wheel. 

Workshop details:

Grades: 9-12

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: $50 per participant (up to 10)

This workshop has been developed for Indigenous highschool aged youth. 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 Kristin Muskratt at