Simple and elegant, taking on the shape of each unique freshwater pearl center, the Head Lady Studs accent an everyday look, each pair unique in its own way. These beautiful earrings are a simple take on our classic freshwater pearl stud style earrings.
"If you are not familiar with pow-wows, then you are probably wondering what in the world does Head Lady mean? Well, with many indigenous pow-wows in the US, there is a Female Head dancer (Head Lady) and a Male Head dancer. These two dancers lead all group dances during the pow-wow. The Head Dancers are equal, both always dancing side by side. It is a residual piece of the matriarchy my people followed prior to colonialism. In honor of women's history, I intentionally combined the women's suffrage symbol (white) with the name Head Lady.
Now bearing witness to the appointment of Deb Haaland as the first Native American to serve in a cabinet position, I confidently believe that the matriarchy is flourishing. So wear these earrings with pride, poise, and attitude; and carry the spirit of a Head Lady."
Handcrafted in Ypsilanti, MI.
- Freshwater pearl
- Japanese glass beads
- Large 925 recycled sterling silver posts
- Backed with cruelty-free ultra suede
- Size 0.5" L x 0.5" W
- Large 925 recycled sterling silver backs
- Natural linen or cotton drawstring bag
Care: Avoid getting wet, do not cut thread and avoid storing in direct sunlight.
Time intensive: Depending on the pattern and size of each design it can take between 2 - 8 hours to give life to each piece.
Please note: Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of the medium, exact color patterns and shape may vary slightly from the image shown.