NativeWorks

Unique, Original, Native American and Gemstone Jewelry

Tennessee, United States · 66 Sales

NativeWorks

Unique, Original, Native American and Gemstone Jewelry

Tennessee, United States 66 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   UPDATE: Please visit my new online store, nativeworksjewelry.com, for lots of new products.

Unique, original and handmade with pride. My designs are inspired by my heritage and by nature. I only use the highest quality natural materials and I always consider the healing or special properties of the stones I use or the teaching messages of the animals I make. Each piece has its own unique message or special properties.

I have many items not listed here and I do accept custom orders. So please email/convo me with any questions or comments you may have and thanks for stopping by! There are new items being added weekly.

Announcement

UPDATE: Please visit my new online store, nativeworksjewelry.com, for lots of new products.

Unique, original and handmade with pride. My designs are inspired by my heritage and by nature. I only use the highest quality natural materials and I always consider the healing or special properties of the stones I use or the teaching messages of the animals I make. Each piece has its own unique message or special properties.

I have many items not listed here and I do accept custom orders. So please email/convo me with any questions or comments you may have and thanks for stopping by! There are new items being added weekly.

Carla Butler

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Carla Butler

Reviews

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Anonymous on Mar 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable and so lifelike. I will enjoy wearing them.

Anonymous on Mar 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Exquisite and colorful parrots that look ready to take flight. I love them!

Anonymous on Feb 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Got here in record time! Gorgeous---even more beautiful than the photo. Highly recommended; I'm sure I will be back!

Anonymous on Feb 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with my owl earrings! Thank you!

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About

Native American Jewelry Designer and Writer

I am a descendant of the North American Blackfoot Indian Nation and as such, have connected with my heritage to create a variety of native inspired beaded jewelry and leather works over the years.

I am a Blackfoot Indian Medicine Woman, I teach and council on plant medicine and animal medicine. I am also a writer and storyteller. In the old days of my people and most other American Indian people there was not a written language so history and legends were passed down to the generations by the way of story telling.

Most of my jewelry pieces are animals. The people have always been connected to the animal kingdom for many different reasons, outside of the obvious with the animals being a food source, they also viewed them as great teachers. Many of the stories depict animals in different roles and it shows just how important they were in their day to day lives.

The art of beading takes many years to master, especially when you are using tiny glass seed beads. The American Indians have been making beaded jewelry for centuries. When the Europeans arrived to this continent the people were using hand made beads, bones, hides and furs to make their jewelry. This took days for them to create such amazing trinkets, many long hours were spent around a winters comforting fire listening to storytellers just to make one piece of adornment.

The European traders brought glass beads with them and it wasn’t long before the Native People sought these items for trade. With the advent of glass beads introduced to the Native People the art of beading took on great meaning. They began designing amazing items that were highly sought after from the new people of the foreign lands. Today in America the art of beading has become big business for many beaders and although there are some truly amazing crafters out there the old style of beading American Indian crafts are still held by the elders of a vanishing culture.

So with that in mind, lets not let some of the ‘Old Ways’ pass. Help support the traditionalist of American Indian Beading and the artist that create it. Some of the old style of beading includes the Peyote Stitch, Brick Stitch, and Applique Stitch (for adding beads to leather or cloth). My hats off to all of those artists that continue the craft and up hold the old techniques. When ever possible try to support any local Artist, I promise you, you will not be disappointed. OK then with that I will add a few of my designs here, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them!

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  • Carla Butler

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a descendant of the North American Blackfoot Indian Nation and as such, have connected with my heritage to create a variety of native inspired beaded jewelry and leather works over the years.

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Last updated on January 19, 2012

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Shipping
I ship to US, Canada and International 'Verified' Pay Pal addresses. All items ship United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class mail.

US Shipping Transit Times - 2 to 5 Business Days
Canada Shipping Transit Times - 5 to 10 Business Days
International Shipping Transit Times - 2 to 4 Weeks

International orders do not include a tracking number. I am not responsible for taxes or duties on items shipped to your country. Please also check the laws of your country regarding receiving jewelry through the mail before you order.

Your order will ship within 2 business days of receipt via USPS First Class mail. I make every effort to ship the very next business day, if possible, excluding US holidays.

All items are carefully wrapped and ship in protected standard shipping envelopes.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your absolute satisfaction with my work is guaranteed. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt of your item if there is a problem with your order. Shipping costs associated with a return are the responsibility of the buyer.