Mary Jane Derendoff

Mary Jane Derendoff is an Athabascan bead sewer and educator who grew up in Huslia, Alaska. The quality of her beadwork is extremely high as is her attention to design. Derendoff uses various sizes of beads to create three-dimensional effects using the typical Athabascan floral design as a departure point. She also shows her creativity as she adapts traditional designs for modern use.