About the Artist:
Kathleen Kills Thunder (yes, her legal name) was born in 1947 in Seattle, Washington. Her father, Ben Kills Thunder, was a Sioux Indian from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana. Her mother was Spanish/Irish. Kathy grew up shuttling back and forth between Seattle and the Colville Indian Reservation in Northeast Washington.
Kathy has been painting and beading since she was six years old. She uses a bright color palette and prodigious imagination in creating her painted and beaded work.
Kathy currently lives in Southeast Arizona and raises buffalo when she is not pursuing her artistic endeavors.
This unique necklace created by Sioux artist and designer Kathleen Kills Thunder in the late 1980s is composed of green glass trade beads, small black glass seed beads, medium-sized black glass globes and platform beads, and very large, chunky green with gold sparkle composite beads. The largest chunky green sparkly bead measures 0.75 inches by 1 inch. All in all, this is a stunning piece of jewelry!
The necklace is in excellent vintage condition, free of missing or damaged beads. Please note that there is no clasp to the necklace as it is string-tied.
This awesome necklace would be ideal for any woman’s outfit or for participation in a tribal ceremony. It could also be a wonderful gift for the special lady or girl in your life. Finally, if you are a collector of Native American jewelry or artifacts, this vintage sparkly, chunky necklace by a well-known Sioux artisan and artist would be a marvelous addition to your collection.
Note: As part of our Colors of Autumn Celebration, purchase of the Beaded Green Chunky and Sparkly Necklace comes with a free $15 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.