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Shawn Bluejacket

Unlike most jewelers in the Southwest, she was born in Southern California, Shawn spent her childhood in New Zealand; that probably accounts for her affinity with pearls and sea forms. She has been making one-of-a-kind jewelry since her graduation from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1993.
Neither Shawn nor her award-winning jewelry fit neatly into any category: A Plains Indian who makes jewelry and shows in New Mexico, she works with stones from all around the world. Her jewelry is definitely feminine in style, and suggests ancient, modern and even other-worldly inspirations. It is always delicate and finely made.