I’ve always loved Native American culture, and it’s something I’ve loved doing for as long as I can remember.
But in recent years, I’ve had a lot of trouble connecting with people about my heritage and being accepted as one.
It has been hard to find people who are willing to help me find the love I’ve long been searching for.
My journey has been complicated by a combination of family, friends, and work, but I hope to be able to get the answers I need from those I work with in the future.
I’ll start by taking a step back to reflect on my own roots and how they inform my designs and styles.
Growing up, I grew up in a small town in Ohio, which was not part of the Midwest.
My parents came from a small, traditional Indian tribe in North Dakota, and we were raised in a culture of isolation and the absence of other people.
My family and I were not allowed to attend schools, and my mom would often ask if she could be an assistant to her sister or a teacher.
I’ve never been an avid student, but as I grew older, I learned to love being outside and exploring new experiences.
As I went to college, I enrolled in a creative writing program at Ohio State University and began learning how to be an artist.
As my career developed, I began to get more interested in my Native American heritage and to discover what I’d always wanted to do with my life.
As a result, I made the decision to move to Chicago in 2009 to be closer to my family and friends.
After a couple of years in Chicago, I moved back to Ohio and began my journey as an artist and designer.
At the same time, I was also growing increasingly frustrated with my lack of opportunities for social interaction.
I realized that I wanted to work in a different setting, and I wanted a different kind of career.
In 2015, I joined the Dior jewelry team.
My first job was at a local retail store where I was a sales associate.
That experience taught me to connect with people.
I’d come in and say hello, tell them about my jewelry collection, and then we’d talk about what we could do together.
I quickly realized that it was the perfect fit for what I wanted in life.
Over the past several years, my career has continued to grow, and by the time I started my Dior line in 2016, I had been involved in over 70 designs.
I’m currently designing for brands including Dior, Louis Vuitton, and the Gap.
I also have a small jewelry line called The Indian Head which has been featured on the cover of The Next We Found.
As a jewelry designer, I love to work with my clients’ personal style and the stories they tell about their heritage.
I love working with artists who are inspired by and have a passion for their own traditions and heritage.
If I can help my clients express themselves through my work, that’s something they can look forward to.
If you’d like to learn more about how I craft and create jewelry, I also offer classes to show people how to create and sell their own jewelry.
Contact Me: [email protected]