Juniper beads or Cedar beads--sometimes called "Ghost Beads"--are important to our Diné. Wally explains the beads in the video below. Choose from these assorted colors and styles in our brand new bracelets.
This Ghost Bead Artist, Shirley, combines the beautiful art of beadwork with cedar beads and glass beads for the colors and finishes them off with an adjustable leather strap. They are meant to be worn by all.
Meet The Artist
Meet Shirley, Navajo Jewelry Artist
Shirley has been making jewelry since she was a very young child. This puts Shirley's skill level into the expert realm.
Growing up in the heart of the Navajo Nation, Shirley learned this skill from her mother.
Shirley is of the Many Goats clan and is born for the Tangle Clan.
Shirley says her favorite part of making jewelry is the ability to support her family. Her mother began making jewelry as a means to provide for Shirley and her siblings when they were young. She was a single mother trying to balance all that was required of her.
Shirley's mother taught all of her children to make jewelry with her and they made it a family business. The kids would help pay for their school clothes and anything else they needed. Shirley has kept this means of income for her own family ever since.
Shirley loves the art of putting odds and ends together of all her leftovers. She loves the hobby aspect of this skill.
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"I have the bracelet and I bought one for my daughter. They are beautiful and I never take mine off, even in the shower. And it still looks great after 6+ months."
"Thank you; my beautiful juniper/cedar necklace arrived today."
"I’m wearing the Ghost Beads right now!! Thank you and I love them!!"
"I received the beads this morning, thank you for sending them and thank you for all that you do. More power to you and all Diné!"
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