Indigenous Rainbow Fringe Earrings

This special take home kit was designed by a local Indigenous artist, Ashley Bensoussan, to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and Pride. We will be combining the traditional indigenous art form of beading with our love and support for Pride month by creating custom rainbow design fringe earrings. Ashley will walk you through the supplies needed for making beaded fringe earrings in any design as well as provide step by step instructions throughout the entire process. You will gain a strong foundation of knowledge that will allow you to continue on with other beading projects if you wish to do so after this workshop.

Artist Bio: My name is Ashley Bensoussan and I grew up in Belleville not far from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I am a multifaceted entrepreneur who first and foremost loves to create. As I started my journey of reconnecting with my indigenous roots I wanted to find a path of connection that intersected with my creative passion and therefore beading came as a natural next step. As soon as I began beading I was instantly consumed by how much I enjoyed it. Last year I decided to start my own company selling the earrings I create and I would love to invite you to connect with me through my Instagram company account, @twoembersbeading (link:

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

Macpherson House & Park hours

Open for tours in the summer

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am–5pm

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults: $3
Children under 12: free

All service fees are based on a cost recovery model. Factors such as the physical condition of the records and copyright restrictions may prevent some or all of the reproduction processes from being offered.

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5

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