Betty John is a self-taught Mi'kmaq artist who specializes in high quality glass beadwork in both traditional and contemporary styles. Her dream catchers, beaded tapestries and jewelry all reflect her native ancestry. Bead by bead she creates earrings, necklaces, cuffs and barrettes as well as elaborate regalia.
Betty John's contemporary designed jewelry combines the painstaking skills of exquisite traditional work with a fashionable flair for colour and unique textures. Her Trinity necklace is a memorable pairing of a slice of hot pink agate surrounded by bead embroidery and finished with branch fringe. She also works with cabochons, pearls and crystals.
Betty's Beaded Creations offers unique jewelry and beaded art that embodies the Mi'kmaq culture. Significantly, some designs feature an eight-pointed star, the symbol of the original seven districts of the Mi'kmaq Nation with the addition of K'Taqamkuk or Newfoundland, The Big Shore.
Traditional beaded pendants, earrings and cuffs feature bold geometric patterns and vibrant colours while the contemporary jewelry features unique designs, textures and semi-precious stones. Extraordinary dream catchers are created from horsehair making them treasured keepsakes.