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Earring Making with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq)

  • Sat, January 22, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Zoom

Dangly earrings with gold, white, and dark blue beads

Make earrings similar to those pictured above. (Students may make a slightly simpler version and will choose their own colors.)

January 22, 2-2:45 pm on Zoom

The next Winter Series event will be an earring making class with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq).

Join Towns and make a pair of beaded earrings based on an ancestral pair from Ugashik in the Smithsonian Museum’s collection. 

Materials List

The class is free, but students need the following materials to participate. Please acquire these from your local bead shop or online before the class:

  • 2x 4mm closed jump rings 
  • 2x earhooks 
  • 1x hank of 11/0 Toho seed beads
  • 6x 10mm beads
  • 8x 6mm beads
  • 12x 4mm beads
  • No 11 Color Eyes Needles
  • Nymo D Thread

Zoom Meeting Details


Meeting ID: 828 7716 2501
Passcode: 021980

Other Upcoming Events

The remaining Winter Series events will also be held on Zoom. They all run 30-45 minutes and occur on Saturdays:

  • February 5, 2 pm: Artist Talk and Weaving Demonstration with Laine Rinehart (Tlingit)
  • March 12, 2 pm: Storytelling Event with Multimedia Artist Allison Akootchook Warden (Inupiaq)
  • March 26, 3 pm: Chilkat Weaving Demonstration and “Call to Weavers” with Lily Hope (Tlingit)

For questions about the earring making class or any of the other Winter Series programs, call the museum at (907) 747-8981

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