Beaded Portraits


Velma Olsen -

Velma Olsen is of Northern Tutchone, Han and G’wichen descent. She grew up in the small community of Mayo Yukon, and is of the Wolf Clan from the First Nation of Na Cho Nyak Dun.
Velma loves being creative and does not limit herself to one particular medium.

Although the traditional beadwork learned from her mother and grandmother are of great importance to her, so is learning new and different skills such as sewing, quilting, woodworking, crochet; and her newest passion…wet felting.
She finds great joy in discovering new ways to incorporate her traditional First Nations teaching into her more modern contemporary arts.