Image courtesy of artist

  Image courtesy of artist

molina parker

 

TRIBE: Oglala Lakota

MEDIUM: Beadwork

LOCATION: Rapid City, South Dakota

 

2016 ARTIST IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FELLOW

 

Learning beading from her mother, Molina comes from five generations of Lakota artists who've inspired her to continue their family tradition.  Part of that inspiration also comes from listening to music. Each piece has a song or album associated with its creation.  Molina primarily works with size 13 Czech glass beads, elk hide, high quality crystals and metals. In a time where many beadwork artists are using acrylic gems and rhinestone banding, she feels her unique work stands apart in quality of materials and workmanship while maintaining the integrity of her creative expression. 

Molina is well on her way to expanding her business through employing newly learned targeted marketing strategies that include a professional website.