Sterling silver bear pendant on an 18" sterling silver chain hand forged by Kassie Kussman.
Kassie learned the traditional art of silversmithing as a way to connect with her culture. She strives to create heirloom-quality jewelry her daughter would be proud to pass on to her children.
On this journey, she has learned more about her roots, where she comes from, and uses her jewelry as an expression of her identity as an Indigenous woman. Her hope is by sharing her work and her story, people will see what it means to be Native American today.