Salmon leather, semi precious stones, and glass beads
Approximately 2.25" long
June is considered to be a master Alutiiq jewelry maker. Originally from Old Harbor Village on Kodiak Island, June is recognized as an Alutiiq grass weaver, fish skin tanner, fish leather and sea mammal skin sewer, jeweler, and beader. During June’s fifty year career as an artist, museums have collected her work—beaded headdresses, grass baskets and grass socks, jewelry, and Alutiiq garments are in permanent collections at the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak History Museum, Palmer Historical Museum, Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, the Arctic Studies Center in Maine, and at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska.