Alaska Native mother holds baby daughters hands in hers.

Sophia Stevens-Rustad

Presley West

Sophia Stevens-Rustad

Cultural Affiliation: Athabascan

Sophia Stevens-Rustad is Hän Gwich’in Athabascan from Eagle, Alaska. Her Aunt taught her how to bead at a young age. She absolutely loves beading and uses it as her therapy. She uses dentallium shells, porcupine quills, Swarovski crystals & caribou antlers to make uniquely beautiful necklaces, earrings, keychains, and caribou antler chimes.

Sophia’s incredible beadwork will go fast! Explore her stunning creations here: