On Sunday November 4th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 Ed Bullock will present “A practical guide to Southwestern Native American Jewelry” at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum. This will be an informational session to help distinguish differing styles and methods of Southwestern Native jewelry. Included will be examples of silver-smithing techniques, stone identification, regional specialties and evaluation. Bring in your special piece for identification of origin, materials, structural integrity and possibilities of repair or re-purposing.
Current Native American jewelry made in the Southwest is utilizing traditional methods of manufacture and stones traded from around the world. Learn how to detect natural stones from synthetic as well as ways to distinguish Native Made jewelry from imports.
Ed Bullock, Wampanoag, has owned and operated the Little Bull, in York Beach, Maine for over 30 years. He travels to New Mexico and Arizona every year to purchase jewelry for his shop, as well as pottery, kachinas and artifacts. He has many connections in the Southwest to purchase directly from makers and co-ops on the Zuni, Navajo, Hopi reservations as well as many of the Pueblos in New Mexico. He has been selling, making and repairing silver jewelry in many capacities since 1988. A second generation trader of Native American goods he has perspective to share as well as a story or two.
Come to the Museum to enjoy a fun filled day and learn about this magical Native American made Silver-smithing tradition.
Costs: $15 for Members $20 for Non-Members
Please call to reserve your place today at 603-456-2600.