Hi there, friends! I’m Jennifer Bowman Gray and I have been creating jewelry and accessories since I was a kid. I am Native American of the Cherokee and Choctaw Tribes of Oklahoma.
My mother taught me how to bead at an early age. Honestly, it was my first job at age 9. I would use my mother’s patterns, given to her by my grandmother, to make barrettes, necklaces and bracelets. As you can imagine, the technique of a child was a little rough in the beginning, but my mother taught me that every piece must have the care and attention as if it were the only piece that anyone would see.
As I grew older, I started experimenting with different designs and began to combine traditional patterns with pops of color. I wanted my work to be appealing to a broad spectrum of people, those who craved tradition and those that loved something a little different.
For over two decades I have brought my work to gift shops and craft shows across the country. It wasn’t until a change in my career that I decided to take the plunge and dive deep into my “side hustle.” I truly love creating fun and unique pieces for the everyday gal.