Award-Winning artist Teri Greeves has been beading since the age of eight. She constructs ‘little paintings’ depicting imagery from the natural world, or designs from her native Kiowa tribe. The adjustable copper band at the core of this bracelet makes it easy to fit a variety of wrists and the deerskin lining makes it comfortable to wear. Her work is truly beautiful, unique and is a stunning accessory to add to your collection.
Teri was raised on the Wind River Reservation (Wyoming) where her Kiowa mother ran a trading post. Exposed to a wide range of bead work, Teri took up the art at the age of eight and is primarily self-taught. She strives to simultaneously portray Kiowa realities and oral history with her contemporary experiences, continuing the tradition of female Kiowa bead workers who have always expressed themselves and their experiences as Kiowa women of their day. Her work ranges from jewelry to beaded objects to large canvases where she creates "paintings" depicted in beads. She has become internationally-known for her innovative and dazzling work, often reflecting her wry sense of humor. Teri received the Best of Show award at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999.