Announcement Welcome to my Etsy Gallery. Everything you see here is custom, made-to-order Native American Wampum Jewelry. Please contact me for questions and any ordering information.
Welcome to my Etsy Gallery. Everything you see here is custom, made-to-order Native American Wampum Jewelry. Please contact me for questions and any ordering information.
7" Council Wampum Bracelet. Now available on natural colored artificial sinew or black artificial sinew.
7" Flat Bead Wampum Bracelet with False Sinew Braid. Available on black sinew or natural sinew.
Skinny Flat Bead Wampum Bracelet on a False Sinew Braid. Available on black sinew or natural colored sinew.
Robert on Jul 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
I’m so happy with my bracelet. Thank you! Would Definitely buy from again.
Judith on Nov 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
The bracelet arrive early and looks exactly as pictured. The wampum is so smooth and fits perfectly. I have been very pleased with my purchase. Thank you for such a beautiful piece of art.
Brad on Sep 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Jason’s work is the best…this bracelet is just another example. I have several of his men’s bracelets and this design is a fine example of his superlative craftsmanship.
David on Aug 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
Jason Widdis is an exceptional talent, a great craftsman, and a true artist. My order took less than two weeks and he was very courteous and communicative. I really recommend him and his work
Cathy on Aug 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
The bracelet is gorgeous and very well made. The shells are so interesting. The fit is perfect. Jason was very responsive and helped me get the fit just right.
What Wampum is
Thank you for taking the time to stop by my shop! Here's a peek into the history behind a long tribal tradition.
WAMPUM- The Algonquin word for beads made from the hard shell clam(quahog) and whelk.
When used as tribute by Southeast New England tribes the beads were considered a sign of respect and honor. Used as currency in lieu of scarce silver coinage, mostly for prized beaver and other fur pelts, the purple beads brought twice the value as the white in trade.
Predominant in the coastal regions of southern New England, wampum enriched the tribes of this area during the early contact trading period. Wampum beads originally served as decoration and ornamentation, the individual beads painstakingly hand crafted by native artisans.
A select group of contemporary native artists have reintroduced this craft as a tribute to the cultural and artistic contributions of their ancestors, and by doing so provide a tangible link to traditions of the past and the history of the region.
Owner, Aquinnah Wampanoag Wampum Artist
Hi! I'm Jason Widdiss, Im an Aquinnah Wampanoag wampum artist. I've been making wampum jewelry for over 10 years. With each new design, I work to put a modern twist on an ancient tribal tradition.
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Returns and exchanges
Be sure you confirm the correct size as some bracelets take more than 2 days to string. Orders will not be refunded for incorrect sizing. All sales are final. Manufacturers defects are very rare and will always be corrected to ensure you are happy with your purchase.
Contact me for repairs, restrings, etc., evaluated and priced on a case-by-case basis.
Every bead is double reamed to ensure its integrity.
Every purchase comes with a card explaining wampum, including my personal signature and tribal enrollment number.
Please make sure I have the correct shipping address.
Please contact me directly for questions or for shipping upgrade requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1992, a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States. It is illegal to offer or display for sale, or sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced.