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WASHINGTON ñ Indian jewelry is classic and has a timeless appeal. The Indian Craft Shop at the U.S. Department of the Interior features a wide range of American Indian art throughout the year in its Highlight of the Month program. In December, the Highlight is ìInnovators in American Indian Jewelry,î which showcases the latest in contemporary gold and silver jewelry, as well as all-time classics, created by some of todayís finest American Indian artists from across the country.

A myriad of metals and stones are featured during this show. See the latest in how American Indian jewelry is evolving, from ancient techniques in mosaic inlay to the use of silver, gold and other metals combined with turquoise and the latest stones and materials from around the world.

Michael Kirk, a noted Isleta jeweler, will be the shopís special guest Dec. 14 ñ 16, available to meet customers from 1 ñ 4 p.m. each day. This award-winning jeweler is known for his contemporary jewelry in sterling silver and 14- and 18-karat gold. Kirk excels in lapidary work and metalsmithing, and creates one-of-a-kind pieces with great thought and creativity. Kirkís jewelry, along with the work of dozens of other artists will be on display from Dec. 14 ñ 22.

The event is free and will be held at The Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C St., NW, Washington, DC 20240. For more information, call (202) 208-4056 or e-mail IndianCraftShop@

guestservices.com.

WASHINGTON ñ Indian jewelry is classic and has a timeless appeal. The Indian Craft Shop at the U.S. Department of the Interior features a wide range of American Indian art throughout the year in its Highlight of the Month program. In December, the Highlight is ìInnovators in American Indian Jewelry,î which showcases the latest in contemporary gold and silver jewelry, as well as all-time classics, created by some of todayís finest American Indian artists from across the country.A myriad of metals and stones are featured during this show. See the latest in how American Indian jewelry is evolving, from ancient techniques in mosaic inlay to the use of silver, gold and other metals combined with turquoise and the latest stones and materials from around the world.
Michael Kirk, a noted Isleta jeweler, will be the shopís special guest Dec. 14 ñ 16, available to meet customers from 1 ñ 4 p.m. each day. This award-winning jeweler is known for his contemporary jewelry in sterling silver and 14- and 18-karat gold. Kirk excels in lapidary work and metalsmithing, and creates one-of-a-kind pieces with great thought and creativity. Kirkís jewelry, along with the work of dozens of other artists will be on display from Dec. 14 ñ 22.The event is free and will be held at The Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C St., NW, Washington, DC 20240. For more information, call (202) 208-4056 or e-mail IndianCraftShop@guestservices.com.