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Earthy Rose Jewelry Set - aki, nekiijig
Earthy Rose Jewelry Set - aki, nekiijig

Earthy Rose Jewelry Set - aki, nekiijig

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Part Number:D12Q
This handcrafted dentalium jewelry set is part of the Nekiijig line by Ellie Mitchell (Saginaw Ojibwe – Eagle Clan). The necklace measures approximately 28 inches in length and features a lobster clasp. The necklace is strung on beading wire for extra durability. The matching earrings measure 2 inches in length. The earring hook is made from stainless steel.

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Nekiijig

Nekiijig is a line of jewelry and beadwork designed for indigenous professionals. Nekiijig means the ones who work in Anishinaabemowin. This line incorporates subtle color palettes into contemporary American Indian jewelry, allowing the wearer to declare indigenous pride and identity in council chambers, courtrooms, and board rooms. Pieces incorporate one of four color schemes – aki (earth), nibi (water), ishkode (fire), or waaskone (flower). Nekiijig jewelry pieces are a versatile addition to any professional wardrobe.


About the Artist

A Ellie Mitchell (Eagle Clan) is an enrolled member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. One of her earliest memories is of her mother selling dream-catchers and beaded earrings at a powwow in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ellie began learning beadwork from her mother at the age of seven. By nine, she was selling art to her classmates and teachers. Ellie attended the Saginaw Chippewa Academy for elementary and middle school, where she received instruction from numerous Anishinaabe artists. Ellie is the owner of Bead & Powwow Supply. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from Michigan State University and is working on a Master of Arts in the humanities from Central Michigan University.

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