You can thank your mother for the ’tude, your Daddy-O for the J-fro, and your Irish granny for the stalwart liver.
Designer Rhiannon Griego’s heritage manifests itself in far more flattering ways in her jewelry line, Ghost Dancer. Her travels around the Southwest and Native American bloodline discern themselves in intricate beadwork.
The latest collection, dubbed Twilight for its silver, gold, black, and cream tones, evokes winter’s light with sea beads, oxidized brass, and tetrahedron Ethiopian beads. But the creations are no subtle illusion: Shoulder- and chest-grazing earrings and fringe bib necklaces mimic bold Native Navajo loom work; the sheer length makes traditional technique modern.
One-of-a-kind pieces are made for two of the shops that carry the line: Find turquoise inflections at Fiat Lux and heavy chains and feathers (sourced from Native American trading posts) at Five & Diamond.
They ain’t your mama’s baubles.
Available at Fiat Lux, 218 Church Street, at Market Street (415-312-8413 or fiatluxsf.com); Five & Diamond, 510 Valencia Street, between 16th and 17th Streets (415-255-9747 or fiveanddiamond.com); online at ghostdancercollection.com, $45-$345.
Photo: Courtesy of Ghost Dancer