A Very "Native" Look
Beadwork is a special skill that has been passed down among our people (the Diné or Navajo). Each piece is so beautifully unique with all hand-strung beads. These particular bracelets take up to two full days to complete.
Why Wear Silver & Turquoise
Turquoise Tells The Holy People You Know Where You Came From
The legends say... turquoise is meant to remind us of our existence in the Blue World. The Blue World is the second in the teachings of the four worlds. It has a few different names: The Second World, The Blue World, The Spirit World, and The World With No Surface. Turquoise is said to offer protection. To identify to the Holy People, the Five-Fingered beings who know where they come from. Our Navajo Historian, Wally Brown, uses his necklace to teach about the symbolism of turquoise.
Meet The Artist
Meet Etta, Navajo Jewelry Artist
Etta's specialty is beadwork. And not just any beadwork... but intricate beadwork.
She learned to bead several years ago from her eldest sister and has taken the craft on as her own.
Her favorite thing to make is beaded cuff bracelets. It takes her up to two days to complete a single work of art.
Etta starts with nickel plates and covers them in deer hide. Then she starts the complex art of beading while the plate is straight.
She says she goes one bead at a time and puts the colors together as she goes.
Once the beading is completed all the way around the plate, it is then carefully bent to the shape of the cuff.
Etta is of the Áshįįh (Salt) Clan.
“...that large turquoise piece in Roy Huskies pendant Islands is the most beautiful turquoise I've ever seen. And being born and always living in S.W. Oklahoma, Native Country, I've seen plenty. I've got to take a picture of it. It just grabs me and I love to just look and admire it.”
"So happy with the special Traditional Way necklace. We went to Angel Oak, a very old tree on Johns Island, SC to put it on."
“This afternoon, I had a discussion with my niece and nephew about wearing turquoise and why it’s important especially when we do not reside in the four scared mountains. I didn’t know all the other details mentioned... now I can provide more context to my niece and nephew about wearing turquoise and silver when I see them again.”
“…I am delighted to find the necklace that you are offering and to know that it is authentic and that it represents a return to traditional teachings. Thank you so much for helping me to put through my order. Blessings.”
“Wow they are lovely!! Beautiful and everything in between.”
"I just wanted to let you know that my wife just got her Abalone Feather Turquoise earrings. She is delighted with them, as am I. Thank you for offering these items."
“...I love turquoise. Something about it intrigues me greatly and makes me feel very peaceful.Thank you for shining Light on Mother Earth.”
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