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Three Jewelry Designs You Won’t Want to Miss

Native American Jewelry

It’s always nice to get something that you need for the holidays. Open up a box, and find not one, but four packs of Fruit of the Loom Cushioned Crew Socks!  Refreshing though it may be to finally be wearing matching socks again…every once in a while, it’s delightful to unveil something you just want. Something new… something different… something pretty!

The Museum Store is a shopping must if you’re looking for new and different. Featuring jewelry collections by talented local artists and innovative designers, a truly unique (and pretty) gift is not hard to find.

Washi earrings come in a variety of shapes and colors.

Washi earrings come in a variety of shapes and colors

Washi Earrings This unusual paper jewelry is crafted using Washi, a traditional Japanese paper made from plant fibers that have been pounded and stretched into a single durable parchment. The word washi is derived from the words wa, meaning ”Japanese,” and shi, meaning “paper.” Washi earrings have sterling silver hooks, and are coated with a protective lacquer finish. $18

Native American JewelryNative American Jewelry Don’t miss our handcrafted Native American necklaces, rings, and bracelets. These alluring sterling silver pieces contain materials like turquoise, spiny oyster, and mother of pearl. The elaborate elements paired with their individual settings make for some truly unique designs. $25-3,500

Lanuti GlassLanuti Glass Jewelry These earrings and pendants by Prairie Grove artist Denise Lanuti are characterized by fine detail and vibrant color. Denise has been creating jewelry as long as she can remember: weaving beads into earrings and pins until she learned how to create her own glass beads in 1991. In the past ten years, Lanuti has also begun creating mosaics, working with stone and glass smalti in the traditional Roman/Byzantine style.

Pendants $80-$160; Earrings $30-$40

Looking for more shopping inspiration? Follow the Crystal Bridges Museum Store Pinterest board to see what else we have to offer. Also, see what products the Museum Store staff adore by checking out our monthly Staff Pick

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