Marietta Kellywood Flat Pearl Bracelet

Marietta Kellywood Flat Pearl Bracelet

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  • Sterling Silver
  • 6-8inch
  • Handmade by Navajo Artist Marietta Kellywood


**Bio: Marietta Kellywood - Acclaimed Navajo Jewelry Artist**

Marietta Kellywood is a distinguished Navajo jewelry artist renowned for her exceptional craftsmanship and deep connection to her cultural heritage. Born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Kellywood's work is a vibrant expression of the traditions, stories, and landscapes of her people.

From an early age, Marietta was immersed in the world of Navajo jewelry making, learning the intricate art from her family and community elders. These formative experiences instilled in her a profound respect for traditional techniques and designs, which she seamlessly blends with her innovative vision to create unique, contemporary pieces.

Kellywood is particularly celebrated for her masterful use of sterling silver and turquoise, hallmark materials in Navajo jewelry. Her pieces often feature intricate stamp work, detailed overlay designs, and striking stone settings. Each creation is meticulously crafted, reflecting her dedication to quality and authenticity.  She is particularly famous as the most renowned "Flat Pearl" artisan - making exquisite Navajo pearls in a unique style that is all her own.

Throughout her illustrious career, Marietta Kellywood has garnered numerous awards and accolades. Her work has been showcased in prestigious galleries and exhibitions across the United States, and her jewelry is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Each piece she creates is not only a work of art but also a tangible connection to Navajo culture and tradition.

In addition to her artistic achievements, Marietta is committed to the preservation and promotion of Navajo jewelry-making traditions. She actively mentors young artists, sharing her knowledge and skills to ensure that these valuable cultural expressions continue to thrive for future generations.

Marietta Kellywood's jewelry transcends mere adornment; it is a celebration of Navajo heritage, a testament to her artistic skill, and a reflection of the timeless beauty of Native American craftsmanship. Her work stands as a bridge between past and present, honoring the rich legacy of Navajo artisans while pushing the boundaries of contemporary design.

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