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Artist Spotlight: Beadwork by Molina Parker

I’ve always been drawn to beadwork — especially pieces constructed with tiny beads — and remember visiting bead stores as a child and just running my hand through bowls full of colorful, shiny beads. If I was lucky, I’d come home with a small pouch full of the teeny treasures, but my skill level could […]

I’ve always been drawn to beadwork — especially pieces constructed with tiny beads — and remember visiting bead stores as a child and just running my hand through bowls full of colorful, shiny beads. If I was lucky, I’d come home with a small pouch full of the teeny treasures, but my skill level could never keep up with my imagination. I longed to have the vision and talent to transform the minuscule baubles into something magnificent. For Molina Parker, beading has always been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother taught her how to create traditional beadwork from an early age, and today that lifelong cultivation of her Native craft is seen in the mastery and precision of her work.
“I love to make adornment that reflects my love of nature and my people,” Molina shares. “Most of my pieces either represent something that has happened in my life or has cultural significance from either my Oglala Lakota or Northern Cheyenne heritage.”
I spoke with Molina below about how the tradition of Native beadwork has transformed in contemporary ways, the importance of v...
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