IslandNaturals

Island Naturals

West Tisbury, Massachusetts

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Announcement    getting ready to get back to the in person shows! catch me this summer at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals in West Tisbury on Marthas Vineyard
Add gift wrapping! I got a little excited by the cute prints and have 5 different kinds of paper;)
EVERY item is handmade, one-of-a-kind.
I am always creating new inventory. If you have met me in person and saw something that you don't see in the shop please feel free to check on its availability. Find and follow me on social media

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 21, 2021

getting ready to get back to the in person shows! catch me this summer at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals in West Tisbury on Marthas Vineyard
Add gift wrapping! I got a little excited by the cute prints and have 5 different kinds of paper;)
EVERY item is handmade, one-of-a-kind.
I am always creating new inventory. If you have met me in person and saw something that you don't see in the shop please feel free to check on its availability. Find and follow me on social media

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About IslandNaturals

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Jannette Vanderhoop is a From the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). The first of her family to ever go to college as a Gates Millennium Scholar through AIGC (American Indian Graduate Center), Jannette holds a bachelors degree from Pitzer College in Environmental Studies and Art. She is an indigenous entrepreneur from the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a professional artist, published author/ illustrator, master gardener, educator and yoga instructor. She sits on the board of directors for the Aquinnah Cultural Center. She seeks to increase global visibility and connection of Eastern Seaboard indigenous peoples through museum exhibits, community workshops, art shows, school visits, and urban and rural projects. She works with children and adults of all ages teaching nature based themes.

Her modus operandi is to “educate people to respect nature through art” and so, she produces her work as a form of environmental expression. She is a serious, accomplished and prolific artist who makes authentic contemporary Native American jewelry. Her organic wampum arrangement celebrates the rich legacy of nature stewardship she has inherited as a Wampanoag woman from Martha’s Vineyard. By using locally sourced wampum shells from the rugged coastline of the island and random parts of the natural world, including found and reconstituted materials, shells, stones, feathers and bones, there is no lack of inspiration or originality. The work has been characterized by eccentricity, asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and suggests an appreciation for naturalness. She has mastered concepts of color shape and design over the course of 15 years, to create a signature for her work. Each colorful piece she makes is a wearable art object that nods to her culture and the history of her tribe while also celebrating her connection to the land and the sea. Each piece is hand-made one-at-a-time, unique and cannot be duplicated.

Miss Vanderhoop started her business, Island Naturals, in 2006. She sells her work at the Martha’s Vineyard Artisans Festival in the summers on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Honored as the first and only member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to be included in this juried show. Miss Vanderhoop has sold over 200 of her signature wampum necklaces to visitors and collectors from all over the world. With the desire to fight stereotypes as they relate to native people, her work is decidedly contemporary.

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  • jannette vanderhoop

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    Aquinnah Wampanoag from the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Over the course of 12 years I have created a signature for my work. To fight stereotypes as they relate to native people, my authentic handmade jewelry is decidedly contemporary and unique.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 29, 2018
All of my work is one of a kind, hand made and is unique. If you are interested in a specific stone or like a design but it is not quite what you are looking for, I would be happy to custom make something for you! Just inquire!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Purchase on Etsy. When I receive your payment I will ship the items you purchase I also accept Venmo, PayPal and square
Shipping
I will ship items when payment is received, usually with in 3 business days. All Items that I ship are insured for the cost of the item and are trackable in the mail system! this is included in the shipping cost that is posted on Etsy for each item.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are a store owner and are interested in carrying my unique artwork please inquire about whole sale prices and our liberal exchange policy! Thank you for your interest in Island Naturals!

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

I’ve tried to rank the necklaces by weight as some they would feel to wear (I did not actually weigh them) some of the chunky ones can be on the heavy side. The order is 1. Light weight 2. Not heavy 3. Not too heavy 4. A little heavy