This authentic hand beaded starts with a traditional silver hair clip that is tucked inside a thick piece of authentic buckskin leather. The artist uses a small loom to bead the Native design pattern together and then sews on to the leather. This hand process is very time consuming but know that this is authentic Native American hand made art. Colored faceted hex glass beads are used in each piece.
Navajo artist Jacqueline Cleveland is best known for her work with her husband Albert Cleveland. Both are award winning silversmiths and their works of art, from bracelets, pendants, brooches, bolo ties, belt buckles…the list is endless, can be found in many fine stores across the United States and the world. They have quite a following and their works of art are worn by many around the world. Check our store for many of their pieces.
With the price of sterling silver rising, Jackie and her daughters had always wanted to learn beadwork and design. They have created many refreshing designs and colors.
The Cleveland’s live on a ranch outside the Gallup New Mexico region and spend their time mastering their art, raising their children as well as running a farm with horses and cattle.
This hair barrette measures 4.25 inches in length and 1 inches wide. It is 4 mm thick. The tradition silver clasp measures 3 1/2 inches long.