Thursday, April 22, 2010
Some of my Trade Silver on my shirt and wrap skirt. All of my Trade Silver is made from 20 or 22 gauge sheet sterling silver. Hand cut, hand stamped and slightly domed by hand. My pieces are pretty chunkie, not like the old style Trade Silver which is pretty thin. I do make some 'reproduction' designs, but I like to come up with my own designs mostly. Kinda giving 'new life' to an old style of artwork that not many people do anymore.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Here is another piece of Trade Silver that I created. This is a custom piece that I made for myself to incorporate into my regalia. I like to put the double curve symbols on just about everything, you'll notice as I start adding more photos. The double curve symbols are specific to the NorthEast. This brooch is about 2 inches and I wear it on my wool wrap skirt which I will have pictures of at a later date. Anyone interested in some trade silver can contact me through this blog or one of my websites. Web addresses are located on an earlier post.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This is one of the many pieces of small Trade Silver that I have made over the years. One of my favorite things to make. Trade Silver has quite a history here in the Northeast and I will be touching on that in the near future. Here also is a piece in the making that I hope will be up for sale soon.
Monday, March 22, 2010
This is a custom made ring that I did for a friend. It has a Lapis stone set in sterling silver with two leaves and a flower. On the side of the ring shank is a double curve symbol along with other NorthEastern Woodland Native American designs, all stamped by hand. A very beautiful, stunning piece of work if I don't say so myself. :)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
These are my 'original' shirts. This is my first shirt design. They are crinkle dyed then screen printed with my original artwork. The double curve symbol is one seen throughout the Northeast, used by all of the Wabanaki. (Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Mic Mac and Maliseet) There are many double curve symbols, this is one of my favorites.
If you'd like to purchase one of these shirts you can go to http://www.northeasternwoodlanddesigns.com