The Prairie Jeweler
I take prairie grasses and wildflowers and create lasting jewelry pieces in fine silver, sterling silver, and 22k gold. I take fleeting moments in nature and give them a piece of eternity. I like the contrasts of the temporary and the eternal, the fragile and the rugged, a diminishing resource with the permanence of metal.
We only have 4% of our tallgrass prairies left and a large part of that 4% resides in the Flint Hills of Kansas. I started creating my nature-inspired prairie jewelry after I moved to Kansas and experienced the diverse plant life of the prairie. As a girl, I grew up in Oklahoma where my grandmother who was Osage, taught me to appreciate and respect nature. It is my hope that more people can experience the beauty and diversity of the prairie.
My jewelry pieces are rugged, rustic, and enhance the natural beauty of the women who wear them. I use recycled metals and genuine gemstones. Each piece tells a story about our prairie.
Each piece is easy care and great for everyday wear from blue jeans and t-shirt to that little black evening dress.
See reviews from people who have purchased my work: Reviews
My work can also be found:
Flint Hills Discovery Center gift shop in Manhatta, Kansas
Manhattan Arts Center Wrap-it-Up Sale in November and December in Manhattan, KS.
The Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, NE
Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Manhattan, KS
Blue Sage Gallery at Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve in Manhattan, KS
Manhattan Magazine Spring 2015
313, The Flint Hills Area Magazine, Spring 2019 Edition.
I do custom work when I have time, please contact me for special requests.