The Hilarious Story Behind This Beadwork

The Hilarious Story Behind This Beadwork

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 17th, 2018 Blog

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:

My best photography photo jk 😂😂 never get sick of this one tho.

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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.

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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