At Powwow we rescued some pieces of birch bark from the garbage. I think they were too small for the artist's project, but they were like gold for us. I have long had designs on some of the amazing birch bark earrings I have been seeing. In looking for birch bark projects and earring designs I came across these two pictures of a “Hårnäver” a headdress from Norra Ny in Värmland! (Sweden)
I was inspired by how these captured the spirit of the Métis and decided to make on for myself. I don't have quite enough hair for the braids, but I was very happy about how this turned out. It was nice working with the birch and learning about how to sew it together.