Crystal Behn Sweetgrass Earrings
Made in Canada
Materials: Moose hide, Sweetgrass, Seed beads Size: 5cm x 5cm
Indigenous Market items are authentically hand-crafted by Indigenous artists. Artists receive 100% of the profits of each sale.
About the Artist: Crystal Behn is of Dene and Carrier ancestry. She was born and raised in Treaty 8 traditional territory where she currently resides in northern British Columbia. Crystal grew up watching her mother make and sell beaver fur hats, mitts, mukluks and moccasins worldwide. Sadly her mother passed away from cancer while Crystal was still in her addiction. Two years into her sobriety and pregnant with her first child, Crystal felt it of upmost importance that she learned from her grandmother the ways of her people and respect her culture just as her Mom, Grandma and Auntie Elaine have taught her. Specializing in traditional and modern beadwork, Crystal uses many different natural materials. Working with these materials connects Crystal to the land and reflects her commitment to honoring the process within creating the hide from hunt to finished art piece.
Crystal also invites you to her Facebook page ‘In Her Footsteps Authentic Dene Designs’. Crystal has received accolades for her art which has earned her many first place wins, a scholarship and most recently an award from the BC Achievement Foundation for emerging artist in First Nations art.
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