Island Naturals

West Tisbury, Massachusetts · 13 Sales


Island Naturals

West Tisbury, Massachusetts 13 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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jannette vanderhoop

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Enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American tribe Aquinnah Wampanoag (Gay Head) Martha’s vineyard Massachusetts
Collectors gunna collect. This custom made “sister” mermaid necklace three strands collage wearable art piece in sand tones lots of fun details!
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Jannette vanderhoop is from the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard. She is a serious accomplished and prolific artist who makes authentic Indian jewelry. Her modus operandi is to “educate people to respect nature through art” and so, she produces her work as a form of environmental expression. By utilizing random parts of the natural world, including found and reconstituted materials, there is no lack of inspiration or originality. She has mastered concepts of Color shape and design Over the course of 12 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.

Miss Vanderhoop has sold over 200 of her signature wampum necklaces to visitors and collectors from all over the world. Her work is recognizable and sought after by collectors. With the desire to fight stereotypes as they relate to native people, her work is decidedly contemporary. what sets her apart from other native jewelers is that each piece is unique And cannot be duplicated. made one-at-a-time, by hand, she creates unique one-of-a-kind collectors pieces, not just another piece of jewelry. Through her life’s work, she hopes to put the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe on the map as a significant contributor to contemporary indigenous arts.

Using locally sourced wampum shells from the rugged coastline of Martha’s Vineyard, Jannette’s organic, colorful jewelry is appreciated for both its eccentricity and it’s simplicity. Meant to inspire both the wearer and the viewer and connect them to the essence of the sea. Anything but basic, completely authentic, these conversation starters are sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression. Are you a collector? Because You are sure to be left wanting more!

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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.

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Last updated on March 5, 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!

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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.
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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!