Beaded Jewelry

September 16th, 2011 / by Lori / 4 comments / permalink

Beaded and Silver Baby Bracelets

Beaded and Silver Baby Bracelets

Traveling through New Mexico and Arizona I was struck by the beautiful beaded pieces made by Native Americans. Both old and new examples are so precise and well crafted. I brought back several children’s pieces, such as bracelets and barrettes, worn traditionally for Pow Wows and ceremonies. In today’s society, where people are learning to do more with less, it’s amazing to see how a tiny adornment made of simple components can add such beauty. It doesn’t have to be a million dollars or made of diamonds and 22k gold…it can be a handful of cut glass beads sewn onto a barrette that makes a little girl feel like a princess.

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