Elias Jade Not Afraid

Elias Jade Not Afraid is an award-winning Apsaalooké bead artist who incorporates high fashion and punk elements with Crow beadwork techniques. Not Afraid emphasizes the importance of using historic, geometric and floral designs in his work. The artist designs shoes, beaded earrings, ledger paintings, bracelets, bags and other accessories. His cradleboard, Life after Death, won first place for beadwork at the 2022 Heard Museum’s art market and was then purchased by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art for its permanent collection.