If you're looking for glamour, these simple yet gorgeous earrings are perfect. They prominently feature a Sew-On Crystal center, surrounded by Czech 9/0 3-cut Beads, connected to French hooks with Bicone Beads; backed with brain-tanned buckskin. Measure approximately 1 inch in diameter, about the same as an American quarter. Handmade in Anishinaabewaki by A. Ellie Mitchell.
About the Artist
A Ellie Mitchell (Eagle Clan) is an enrolled member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. One of her earliest memories is of her mother selling dreamcatchers and beaded earrings at a powwow in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ellie began learning beadwork from her mother at the age of seven. By nine, she was selling art to her classmates and teachers. Ellie attended the Saginaw Chippewa Academy for elementary and middle school, where she received instruction from numerous Anishinaabe artists. Ellie is the owner of Bead & Powwow Supply. She dances jingle and women's traditional at powwows (depending on the heat and her mood) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ziiibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture & Lifeways. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Michigan State University and is working on a Master of Arts in Humanities from Central Michigan University.