Terrance Emery Jr

  • St. Croix Chippewa
  • Jewelry

I am an enrolled tribal member of the St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin. I am a graduate of The University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I have been producing handmade contemporary Native American jewelry for 10 years. My jewelry consists of pendants, bracelets, bolo ties, and earrings. All of my work is composed of 100% sterling silver and all natural semi precious stones and minerals. My work frequently consists of, Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Malachite, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. Each piece is handcrafted and one of a kind, no two pieces are alike.

I have a booth at the Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, booth L IN W 754, which is the biggest Native American Art Show in North America. I also attend The Heard Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix in March, Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in Oklahoma City in June, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art Festival in Indianapolis in June and The American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry Museum in November in Pasadena California. I have won numerous times in the juried art competition at The Eiteljorg Museum in the Native American Contemporary Jewelry Category and at Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in the Native American Contemporary Jewelry Category.

My dad, who taught me to work with silver and lapidary, was a tribal member of the St. Croix Chippewa from the Marten Clan known as the "skilled craftsman and soldier of the tribe.", produced sterling silver jewelry for 30+ years. My mom, who is also a beadwork and diverse art artist, is an enrolled member of the Jemez Pueblo tribe in New Mexico.

Sample of Work

Turquoise Sun bracelet

Turquoise Sun bracelet

3.5" x 2.5" x 3"

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No.8 Bolo tie

No.8 Bolo tie

4" x 3.25" x 0.75"

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Ojibwa Flow bracelet

Ojibwa Flow bracelet

3.5" x 2.5" x 3"

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