This necklace is made of purple and white beads alternating with bull elk teeth. It has a bead of white, blue, and pink in the center as well as four on each end and it closes with a lobster claw clasp.
This necklace matches earrings 2021.100.4 and was made by youth designer Riley Diehlman. The teeth used in the necklace were from an elk hunted by the Diehlman family, who uses all parts of the animals they hunt.
Beads, Bull Elk Teeth, Metal, String
Riley DiehlmanRiley Diehlman is a local youth artist who provides wearable art from her home base in Michigan. She uses inspiration from styles of many eras and incorporates natural elements to create indigenous art and fashion while maintaining and reclaiming traditional Anishinaabe practices. She fuses historical art practices and modern techniques. Her main goal is to create affordable and unique wearable art to indigenize your day and outfit.