At first glance, this just looks like a regular image of a lady in regalia, beaded onto a keychain. But when I read the viral story of how this beadwork came to be, I almost fell over.
Turns out the image came from a photo of Briana Kingbird (Ojibwe), the beader's sister.
Check this out, here's the original image:
Turns out Sarena Kingbird took a photo of her sister, who was choking on a bug at the time. OMG! She was then inspired by the photo to pick up her beads and get to work.
Haha, oh man sisters! They never let you forget! What a Christmas present this must have been!
Thank you for this hilarious and loving story of sisterly love.