About the artist
Hello, my name is Jillanna Hannah & I’m First Nations, belonging to the Plains Cree from Canada but more commonly known as Native American.
I still have all the beadwork pieces that were given to me as a child, when I struggle to figure out a piece they serve as inspiration.
My bead journey started with my adult children encouraging me to give it a try, I didn’t realize how important trying to keep our past traditional work alive had become to me.
I had just been giving beadwork as gifts, but I truly enjoy working on beadwork everyday.
I’ve been fortunate enough to send pieces all over the world plus making special gifts for family members, as family is incredibly important to most of us.