Chickasaw Culture Keepers

Susie Edgar has been creating and repairing jewelry since childhood. She says her Chickasaw name means "little feather," and she likes to incorporate feathers into her designs as a reference to this. Edgar regards the process of making jewelry as a kind of prayer, and she likes to tailor her pieces to the personalities of their recipients. She enjoys teaching her 12 grandchildren different crafts, allowing them to experience the joy of creation and to spread happiness through the world.