Jul 19

This rose has reached over 4000 people in one day with facebook! Carved from deer antler

Rose carved out of deer antler by  Jeffrey L Watt Deaf Cherokee TERO artist

Rose carved out of deer antler by Jeffrey L Watt Deaf Cherokee TERO artist

Jul 19

Now selling at the Heritage Center in Park Hill, OK

Oh yes, it does feel wonderful! Jeffrey finally has some art their at the Heritage Center in Park Hill, OK. The first time we came to the Museum was to visit. We had left church and Jeffrey asked if I wanted to take Violet to the park. I said sure! So the park was open and the Heritage was located there at the site. So we walked in and we were shocked that they was opened on Sunday! We talked with Kathren and showed her some pictures of his work on our phone. She was interested in looking at what he made. So later we brought her some of the rose necklaces but she was not interested because it needed to be more traditional Cherokee art. We were a little discouraged but we focused on getting her what she needed. So we went to “Light Eyes” It is a bead store that sells all the real stuff! No plastic here lol. Light eyes said ” I wouldn’t stop making those roses because no one else is doing it. That may be what makes you the most money when you go to do all the shows.” Lights eyes is Cherokee too but he has blue eyes:) I forget his real name but I had asked him before.

Any way the next time we visited her she was at the John Ross Museum. We showed her the necklaces, feathers carved from elk and the eagle with the cedar and we wrote an invoice. It was wonderful. There was a lady customer in there from Michigan. She did not want to wait for it to go in the books so she bought the elk feather with the eagle carved on it for 70! That really helped because we had no money. And when I say no money we were broke lol. Nothing new to us! I work at a fast food restaurant and I am only a crew person. My marketing diploma has only helped me with Jeffrey’s business. But if I didn’t have the knowledge from all those school books I would not be much help to him! Okay, back to Jeffrey… Last week we brought her more things and she bought it all. We can’t wait to get the checks coming. It is still not much but it is what I make working 2 weeks asking would you like your fry’s large size!

soaring eagle elk necklace by Jeffrey l watt deaf cherokee artist

soaring eagle elk necklace by Jeffrey l watt deaf cherokee artist

Jul 18

Roses carved from deer antler!

red rose carved from deer anlter with coral by jeffrey l watt deaf cherokee artistblue rose carved from deer antler by jeffrey l watt deaf cherokee artistThe first image is a rose carved deer antler and painted with red acrylics. Then beads with red coral and silver beads. We totally get it if you prefer all natural! But for the buyers that like it painted to match their suit have the option to choose the color and the stones used.

The second image is a rose made from deer antler with white and blue acrylics. We were able to match this up with stabilized turquoise, hand carved flowers made from the oceans coral and silver beads. They are both so beautiful. Jeffrey is Cherokee and for centuries Cherokees have used antler for their carvings. The Cherokee people and Keetoowah people are so gifted when it comes to carving from rock, weaving baskets, painting and their bead work. Jeffrey’s father is a full blood Keetoowah but had changed his citizenship to the Cherokee Nation. His Aunt Georga is Keetoowah. She will not ever change citizenship’s. She said “Have you ever been to the Cherokee Nation?””They are all white in there…. not a dark one in there!”¬† But that is her opinion. The Cherokee Nation Entertainment has supported Jeffrey in his career.

 

Jul 18

Eagle carved from deer antler with cedar feathers

This is so beautiful! We have had so many likes and new likes because of this piece of art! This is an example of how talented Jeffrey is. The sky is the limit. We plan for him to make one almost the same to enter into the Cherokee Home Coming Art Show this Sept. I hope that he wins! Please if you need custom orders feel free to ask! 9188687850

 

Eagle carved from deer antlers with cedar wood for feathers. By Deaf Cherokee Artist Jeffrey L Watt

Eagle carved from deer antlers with cedar wood for feathers. By Deaf Cherokee Artist Jeffrey L Watt

Mar 01

Hand crafted dream catcher carved from deer antler accented with abalone shell

I love love love this piece. I’m not sure where Jeff got his inspiration from but I like it! This timeless pendent is carved with perfection. Then hand painted with acrylic paint. The feathers that hang from the dream catcher are carved out of abalone shell from the Gulf of Mexico. I was shocked to see that he carved some earrings to go with it. Yeppee! We know that the Cherokee’s did not use dream¬† catchers. That was from the plain tribes. But just because Jeffrey is a Cherokee doesn’t mean he can’t incorporate it in his art!

I got the beads out last night because I wanted to be creative too. I love jewelry. And I know it is a privilege to use Jeffrey’s art as a focal point on the jewelry. So I tried something new. I used to cords(more like the texture of fishing lines) and two types of beads and connected the two in the center with the shell feather. I am pleased with it. I will show you a picture!

Jeffrey’s sister Kayla goes to school in Westville, Oklahoma. She saw that Jeffrey had made a purple feather carved from deer antler and she wanted it. Because her school colors are purple and yellow. She said Jeffrey should deck it out in purple and yellow and I will go to school with it. She will be the envy of her friends.

So Jeff had a epiphany and signed ” I could go to the schools and design necklaces out of deer antler and shell and the kids could order them.” What a perfect idea. What a way to find a niche market and a specific audience to market too. Jeffrey hasn’t read all those educational books about small business management and marketing but he figured it out.

I talked to a lady yesterday who is going out of business. She is an artist as well and lives in Lincoln, Ark. She paints and sews quilts and makes jewelry. I had inquired about her teaching me and Jeffrey how to do more with our jewelry because quite frankly we are beginners. Even with Jeffrey’s deer antler carvings he has only been doing that for eighteen months. He was taught by a fellow Cherokee by the name of Levi Springwater. He lives in Stiwell, Oklahoma. Anyways this lady Sandi Bushe is the president of American Legion Club there in Lincoln and she says she may could use on of the rooms for teaching jewelry making classes. Which will be awesome! We really can’t wait.

Okay here are the pictures!!!!

Carved deer antler pendent carved from deer antler and accented with abalone shell with a matching carved abalone feather earrings By Jeffrey L Watt Cherokee TERO artist

Carved deer antler pendent carved from deer antler and accented with abalone shell with a matching carved abalone feather earrings By Jeffrey L Watt Cherokee TERO artist

Feb 01

Just finished this painting

This painting is going off to Washington DC! Rami, sorry it took so long and thank you for your patience! We hope to visit soon!

Feb 01

Had 5 custom orders this week!

Three items going to Oklahoma, one to Kansas and one in Florida! AWESOME!

Jan 23

The County Record featured Jeffrey in the Christmas edition

our family in the newspaper

Jan 23

A cherished arrow head found half a century ago by Ronnie Stone at age 16

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Dec 06

Cherokee Carved Deer Antler Eagle Necklace

eagle carved deer antler by cherokee deaf artist jeffrey l watt

eagle carved deer antler by cherokee deaf artist jeffrey l watt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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