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06 February 2012 @ 09:47 pm
Mama Longlegz  
I don't have much time to post these days but I had a couple of things that have been really top of mind lately. The first is Summer Peters who beads as Mama Longlegz. She does phenomenal work and is one of the most admirable chicks I've ever "met". She's also from my home state, which is pretty awesome. Here's an excerpt of an article that Beyond Buckskin did with her. If it catches your eye, please head over to the full blog via the link at the end!

photo by Nadya Kwandibens of  http://www.redworks.ca/ 

Summer Peters, a proud member of the Saginaw Ojibwe Tribe of Michigan, first learned to bead from her mom and grandmother. They taught her to thread her first needle and how to make the knot at the end, and it seems like she hasn't stopped since. She developed her own unique technique of beading, and sold her first piece of beadwork when she was a young teenager.

Nowadays, her business goes by the name of Mama Longlegz, and anybody with a name like that you know they've gotta have a lot of spunk. In fact, when she's not beading, Mama Longlegz is competing in tournament style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She applies her favorite quote, "When your not training, someone else is training to kick your a**!" to her Jiu Jitsu, but also to her art. Every day she invests the time to make sure that she's strengthening her skills and producing high quality beadwork for her clients. She states:

"My beadwork is watered and fed well everyday."

Read the interview here