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By Holly Nolan

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Native-Made Handwoven
Contemporary Beadweaving​

Lillie Nell jewelry is handwoven using the finest Japanese glass beads, nylon thread, and a tiny needle without the use of a bead loom. As each bead is threaded by hand, the needle and thread pass through each bead 2-4 times. From design concept to final stitch, each pair of Lillie Nell earrings takes 2-4 hours to create and contain an average of 1,200 beads per pair.

Who is Lillie Nell?

Hi, my name is Holly Nolan and I am the owner and beadweaver behind Lillie Nell, named for my paternal grandmother. Unfortunately I was never able to meet her due to growing up without knowing my biological father or my Native American ancestry. Thanks to social media I have been able with connect to my family and learn about our wonderful Granny. My sisters tell me that Lillie Nell was the strongest woman, that she was a hard worker, that she cared deeply for her community, and could make anything.
When I started beading as a way to find a connection to my MOWA Choctaw family it seemed like a natural choice to name my company for my grandmother.

A headshot of Holly Nolan, owner of Lillie Nell

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Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Pileated
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Pileated
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Golden Hour
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Mother Bird
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Neutral
Lillie Nell Hishi Earrings in Alpine
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Seafoam
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Canyon
Lillie Nell Híshi Earrings in Blue Jay
Híshi
Híshi earrings in seafoam worn by Holly Nolan

Híshi

$85.00
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Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in Spruce + Gold
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in Spruce + Gold
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in Aubergine + Brick
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in Vermillion + White
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in White + Turquoise
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in Cornflower + White
Lillie Nell Sinti Earrings in Lavender + Violet
Sinti
Sinti

Sinti

$85.00
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Lillie Nell Tanchi Earrings in Hopi Blue
Lillie Nell Tanchi Earrings in Hopi Blue
Lillie Nell Tanchi Earrings in Glass Gem
Lillie Nell Tanchi Earrings in Heirloom Yellow
Lillie Nell Tanchi Earrings in Cherokee White Eagle
Tanchi

Tanchi

$115.00
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Lillie Nell Oka Earrings in Lake
Lillie Nell Oka Earrings in Lake
Oka

Oka

$95.00
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A pair of Sinti earrings being beaded

Woven by hand

Each bead is a blessing and they’re all counted twice. Lillie Nell Jewelry is only crafted when I am in good spirits. The energy we carry while we are creating is woven into our work and is passed onto the wearer.

A pair of Sinti earrings being packaged

Packaged with care

Packaged on hand-stamped cards and boxes, each package carries my grandmother's name and likeness. A complimentary polishing cloth is included with earrings made of metal components.

A pair of Sinti earrings being worn

Worn with love

I hope when you wear your 𝐋𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐄 𝐍𝐄𝐋𝐋 jewelry you feel strong, confident, and powerful. Wearers of Lillie Nell tell me they can immediately feel the good intentions woven into their jewelry.

Can non-Native people wear Native-made beadwork?

Everyone can wear Lillie Nell jewelry. As a full-time artist, I could not do what I do without your support. You can show your appreciation for Native American art by wearing non-regalia Native American-made jewelry.

LIGHT AS A FEATHER

My Lillie Nell customers are always amazed by how lightweight my beaded earrings are.

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