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Lillie Nell


From Lillie Nell: Sinti in the Choctaw language translates to snake. The simple diamond pattern is a traditional Choctaw pattern that represents the rattlesnake and respect for nature. These hand-beaded earrings with an unfinished open half-round brass top have thirteen fringes with a traditional Coctraw diamond pattern. Sinti contains 468 delicate glass beads in each earring.

About the artist: Holly Nolan is a Minneapolis-based beadwork artist and enrolled member of The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians of Alabama. Her jewelry company Lillie Nell is not just a brand, but a bridge between generations as her work is dedicated to her paternal grandmother Lillie Nell, a traditional Choctaw dressmaker. Each earring design is inspired by the Choctaw language, mythology, and traditional dress. Handcrafted using the finest Japanese glass beads, nylon thread, and a delicate needle without the use of a bead loom, every bead Holly stitches carries with it good thoughts and intentions. From design conception to final stitch, each pair of Lillie Nell earrings takes 2-4 hours and contains an average of 1,200 beads.

Materials: Seed beads; stainless steel hook

Dimensions: 2.25"

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