Palladium CuffPeyote Bird
Discover the Palladium Cuff, a stunning creation by renowned artist Jennifer Medina. Hailing from the culturally rich Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo, Medina's journey as an award-winning contemporary jewelry artisan is steeped in heritage and craftsmanship. Growing up in this vibrant Pueblo environment, she was nurtured in the art of handmade heishi bead crafting and the meticulous selection of top-tier turquoise and materials through an apprenticeship under her mother's tutelage.
Today, Jennifer Medina is celebrated for her distinctive approach to silversmithing and her ability to craft truly unique jewelry pieces, showcasing exquisite turquoise and gemstones. Working predominantly with sterling silver and gold, she employs advanced techniques such as tufa and cuttlefish casting, lapidary inlay work, and intricate stamping. Each of Medina's creations reflects her innovative design sensibilities, featuring imaginative shapes and sculptural silhouettes while paying homage to cherished traditional elements. Her exceptional craftsmanship has garnered her numerous prestigious awards, with accolades from renowned events like the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, Arizona.