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Boots, Bracelets, Beads...Brilliance

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ADORNED IN ART

Fashion artist J. Okuma has been immersed in the artworld all her life, thanks to her graphic designer mom. She’s won several Best in Shows from both the Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Market, and her work can be seen in several museum collections. From flowing headscarves to earrings to parfleche dresses, her work is the epitome of art in motion. Here her Centered necklace is paired with a Parfleche Strength pendant. $150 each. jokuma.com

THEY LOOK LIKE US

THEY LOOK LIKE US: Hailing from Monument Valley, sewing teacher Silver Shandiin (Diné) created the Indigedoll for her daughter to help her feel empowered. “The protector doll, I told her, has the determination to fight for what is right,” she says. More dolls and designs followed. “Each doll is handcrafted with love,” says Shandiin. $80 silvershandiin.bigcartel.com

Kim Protector, an Indigedoll

Hailing from Monument Valley, sewing teacher Silver Shandiin (Diné) created the Indigedoll for her daughter to help her feel empowered. “The protector doll, I told her, has the determination to fight for what is right,” she says. More dolls and designs followed. “Each doll is handcrafted with love,” says Shandiin. $80 silvershandiin.bigcartel.com

ENGRAVED BEAUTY

ENGRAVED BEAUTY: As a metalsmith and highly-awarded jewelry de-signer, Kenneth Johnson (Creek/Seminole) artic-ulates his contemporary vision over a broad array of pieces, ranging in price from under $100 to the many thousands. This Silver Trapezoid Small Triangle bracelet is stamped with symbols and is comfort-able on the wrist. $475.00 kennethjohnsonstudio.com

Silver Trapezoid Small Triangle bracelet by Kenneth Johnson

As a metalsmith and highly-awarded jewelry designer, Kenneth Johnson (Creek/Seminole) articulates his contemporary vision over a broad array of pieces, ranging in price from under $100 to the many thousands. This Silver Trapezoid Small Triangle bracelet is stamped with symbols and is comfortable on the wrist. $475.00 kennethjohnsonstudio.com

FLOWER POWER

FLOWER POWER: In addition to being one of Indian country’s leading designers, Bethany Yellowtail is draw-ing attention to other talented Natives with her B. Yellowtail Collective. Collins Provost (Winyan Wast’ewin/Cheyenne River Sioux) started beading by making her newborn her first pair of moccasins. Her Peony Circle Bead-ed Earrings sparkle with a touch of Swarovski crystals. $250 byellowtail.com

Peony Circle Beaded Earrings by Collins Provost

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In addition to being one of Indian country’s leading designers, Bethany Yellowtail is drawing attention to other talented Natives with her B. Yellowtail Collective. Collins Provost (Winyan Wast’ewin/Cheyenne River Sioux) started beading by making her newborn her first pair of moccasins. Her Peony Circle Beaded Earrings sparkle with a touch of Swarovski crystals. $250 byellowtail.com

PUT THE INDIAN IN IPHONE: Anishinaabe artist Sarah Agaton Howes, featured in this issue’s Craftwork pages for her jingle dresses, is “all about thriving—not simply surviving." This Star Burst Bloom phone case is made from ebony and hand-painted in a beadwork style. $22 houseofhowes.com

Star Burst Bloom phone case; hand-painted ebony

PUT THE INDIAN IN IPHONE

Anishinaabe artist Sarah Agaton Howes, featured in this issue’s Craftwork pages for her jingle dresses, is “all about thriving—not simply surviving." This Star Burst Bloom phone case is made from ebony and hand-painted in a beadwork style. $22 houseofhowes.com

EYE LID

EYE LID: It pays to visit noted designer Louie Gong’s Eighth Generation retail site early and often in order to catch new offerings and get them before they sell out. This Third Eye Hat was developed with Seattle’s Ebbet’s Field Flan-nels. It’s black wool with a satin crown. $48 eighthgeneration.com

The Third Eye Hat

It pays to visit noted designer Louie Gong’s Eighth Generation retail site early and often in order to catch new offerings and get them before they sell out. This Third Eye Hat was developed with Seattle’s Ebbet’s Field Flannels. It’s black wool with a satin crown. $48 eighthgeneration.com

FITS LIKE A GLOVE: Last year saw the debut of Four Arrows fashion, launched by Ahsaki Báá La-France-Chachere, a young Navajo and Afri-can-American businesswoman who grew up immersed in Navajo ranch and rodeo culture. Naturally, offering stylish boots was a must, such as this women’s point-toed number. $246 four-arrows-westernwear.com

Women’s point-toed boot

FITS LIKE A GLOVE

Last year saw the debut of Four Arrows fashion, launched by Ahsaki Báá La- France-Chachere, a young Navajo and African- American businesswoman who grew up immersed in Navajo ranch and rodeo culture. Naturally, offering stylish boots was a must, such as this women’s point-toed number. $246 four-arrows-westernwear.com