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.
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.
If you have any questions about the workshop, including how and why it has been developed for Indigenous youth, email Kristin Muskratt at firstname.lastname@example.org