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Chelsea Radka

"Porter Necklace" - Chelsea Radka, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

"Porter Necklace" - Chelsea Radka, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

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"Porter Necklace" - Chelsea Radka, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

 

@heidilowegallery

Materials

delica seed beeds, wampum, cotton cord, recycled leather.

Dimensions

24inches

Artist Statement

The Porter necklace was created with seed beads, new and recycled leather, wampum beads, and the silver & turquoise buttons created by Daman and Marie Thompson. The seed beads were mixed and beaded in a chance arrangement much like the natural stack of the wampum beads and show various shades of purple and white. Haudenosaunee People used wampum for thousands of years to tell stories, begin and maintain alliances, and possibly most well known, to create the Hiawatha wampum belt. I am honored to use the materials of my ancestors as well as those of Daman and Marie to make something complete out of a broken agreement.

Artist bio:
Milford, DE born and raised, Rehoboth Beach based, Chelsea Radka has always had a love of jewelry both in the realm of style and as a sentimental expression. Creating jewelry with beads is a fulfilling venture that she feels honors her Mohawk and Oneida heritage while the use of needle and thread gives her intentional time for focus and creativity. Chelsea plans to bead for therapy and love in perpetuity.

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