Jewelry by Toneh Chuleewah
Size: 3" x 3" x 1/2" (medallion), 20" long (shell bead chain)
Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee
Pictographic representation of the old Cherokee story of our first daylight, when Grandmother Spider snuck around to the other side of the world, stole a piece of the Sun, brought it back, thus bringing the first day to the Cherokees.
Acid etched, formed, & pierced copper with round Quahog shell beads with copper bead spacers.
I work in copper with shell beads, as they are traditional materials of the eastern tribes. I chose round white shell beads as they resemble spider eggs.