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 stunning, four-strand necklace created by Sioux artist and designer Kathleen Kills Thunder in the late 1980s is composed of faceted chunks of moonstone, iridescent blue beads, blue heart-shaped beads, and quartz nuggets. The largest moonstone bead measures approximate 1 inches by 0.75 inches. All in all, this is a gorgeous piece of tribal jewelry!
The necklace is in excellent vintage condition, free of missing or damaged beads. The necklace is fastened by two silver S clips, one at each end.
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 young woman in your life. Finally, if you are a collector of Native American jewelry or artifacts, this vintage moonstone necklace by a well-known Sioux artisan and artist would be a marvelous addition to your collection.