Native and Nomad

Bone and Antler Sundial Necklace


Artist and Jeweler Megan Slawson is the genius behind Native + Nomad.

Megan uses only vegetable dyed leather cord and natural shed deer antlers. Most of her beads are vintage African trade beads and are usually unique, hand made, and becoming more rare.

"I am most inspired by tribal cultures who use natural materials for adornment. I like my pieces to be a mix of raw materials and natural found objects." Megan Slawson

Native + Nomad is an exploration in modern adornment practices inspired by natural artifacts and primitive techniques. The traditional adornment rituals of indigenous tribes have influenced my design process to create a body of work  that transforms primitive methods into modern forms of wearable art.