Yupik Jades Creations

Arts and Crafts

Business Description/Artwork

Growing up, I watched my grandmother hand sew everything from mukluks and qaspeqs to parkas, hats and gloves. I didn’t think I could create anything when I was younger. Then, when the pandemic started, I taught myself how to sew and sewed hundreds of masks that I sent all across Alaska out of state and even to other countries. After sewing masks for a year, I taught myself how to sew qasqeqs. Then I taught myself how to sew coats. Then hats. And now I’m over a year into beading, which I also taught myself how to do.
I sell my work. I also take custom orders. I use Facebook Marketplace and my page Yupik Jades Creations for sales. I can be reached thru there if you’re interested in a sewing or beading project or if you want to see what I have available.
I am so proud of my heritage, my culture and the Yup’ik blood.
I also believe in keeping traditions alive and connecting to learn and teach with others.

Willow , Alaska