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The Art of Native American Jewelry Making
Early Hopi jewelry was made from natural materials, turquoise, shell, wood, and seeds.
Silver working was introduced to the Hopi and New Mexico jewelry around 1890 when the Zuni smith Lanyard began to trade some of his sterling silver jewelry among the Hopi, apparently in return for hand-woven native cotton textiles.
Meet a Hopi artist who still makes Native American jewelry using traditional materials to make his wooden earrings, carved bolo ties, beaded jewelry and jewelry boxes.
He will demonstrate the traditional methods used in making these lovely pieces of handmade jewelry and then you can create your own one-of-a-kind treasure!