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Meet Kristy Shean of Broken Arrow Jewelry in Huntington Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristy Shean.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Started from my love for Native American jewelry which aspires from my grandfather who was full Potawatomi Native American Indian. Once I finished getting my culinary certificate in college, I decided to switch routes and start the practice of silversmithing. I Practiced all summer of 2005 and created an Instagram displaying my work and that’s how I got to where I am today. It’s a love and passion that drives me to want to create every day and I’m so happy I found a hobby that truly fulfills me.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a smooth road so far. Obviously, lots of trial and errors but that’s how you learn. I’ve acquired a good amount of tools to even casting equipment. I keep growing in that aspect and learning more techniques.

Please tell us about Broken Arrow Jewelry.
My company Broken Arrow Jewelry come from the Native American symbol meaning peace. It’s all Native American inspired jewelry so I originally specialized in sterling silver pieces accompanied with turquoise. Now, I’m venturing into gold filled pieces and other amazing stones like opals and moonstones. I can truly say I’m very proud that my pieces are all handmade by me and it’s nice to have jewelry that is crafted by hand. Just like they did back in the day and not by machines. What sets me apart from others is that no two pieces are the same and they are unique, so you’ll never see another person wearing your same piece of jewelry.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is making homemade cooking show videos with my friends and anything along the lines of arts and crafts.

Pricing:

  • Mommy and baby’s set $155
  • Rings range from $45-$125
  • Bracelets $55-$210

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Personal photo – Samantha Griggs

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