First Nations art really shines when expressed as a piece of jewelry. These pieces are made of a special silver and pewter alloy, free of lead. Utilizing the traditional Salish Sea symbols, these earrings are of fabulous beauty, value and will be a treasure for years to come. Created by Bill Helin (see info below), depicting Hummingbird.
Made in Canada.
Ships in a jewelry box with a special card about the artist.
These products are made in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The focus is on representing and supporting Indigenous people. Preserving the history of our First Nations is at the heart of every product available. Each item is created by an artist with First Nation roots or membership.
These skilled artists are preserving their heritage through each piece that reflects their tribe's unique heritage and values. Created from materials such as wool, leather, and cotton these items are gentle on the earth as well. The artists are commission paid to ensure fair pay and representation of their work.
About the Artist:
Bill Helin was born in 1960 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He is a member of the Tsimshian First Nation of northwestern British Columbia. His family also has descendants from the Gits'iis tribe in the village of Lax Kw'alaams. His Grandfather Henry William Helin, was Chief of the Gitlan Tribe. His Grandmother Maud Helin, was Chief of the Gitgeese Tribe.
Bill's skills include jewelry design, engraving, writing, and design. His focus is on Tsimshian art. He’s also a singer and storyteller. Another specialty of his is creating logos and products. He’s mostly a self-taught artist though he received training from K’San, a famous art and carving school in Hazelton.
He is also a drumming specialist. Alongside his daughter and granddaughter, he teaches drumming and wellness programs throughout British Columbia. They also host drum circles and presentations.
In 1996 Bill designed three patches for astronauts on the Columbia shuttle. Over the years he created patches, educational information and artwork for NASA and the Canadian Space Agency. He also helped create the largest Totem Pole in the world (192’ 3” tall!), carved a 40’ dugout canoe, and has illustrated over 110 children’s books.
We feature his art products of home decor items, scarves, bags, and more.
Easy Returns - All items (except underwear and socks) are returnable within 30 days, as long as they are unused and unwashed, no perfume or smoke (keep this in mind when trying on your clothes), with tags remaining. Only the cost of merchandise, not the shipping fees are refunded.
Mail items to: Natural Clothing Co, PO Box 69, Snohomish, WA 98291.