Large Hoop Earrings with Coins by Jerilynn Yazzie
Artist: Jerilynn Yazzie
Cultural Affiliation: Diné (Navajo)
Description: Soldered drilled dime coin on a hand-shaped silver hoop earring.
Artist Statement: "I started working with coins to bring them back into fashion. It's a bold statement regarding Indigenous history."
About the Artist: Jerilynn Yazzie learned to make jewelry from her mom, grandmothers, relatives, her community growing up and in school. She specializes in working with shells, turquoise, unique gemstones, juniper berry seeds, and vintage nickel coins.