"Thunder Bird" Jewelry
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Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
03/24/2019, 17:57:23

This family of American Indian jewelry is broadly called "thunderbird jewelry." It results from the recycling of a variety of materials, including plastics, but also stones (minerals). They date from the 1920s and later. These are avidly collected by a few people. I rather like them—though I don't own any. I have seen a few fairly good collections, including that of a local friend. (Our Bead Group had a presentation on these a bit more than a year ago.)

Here's a link to an essay about thunderbird jewelry:


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