So Much in Store
In 2021, the idea to establish an online store featuring unusual and unique gifts was born. This store will feature handmade jewelry to begin with, and as time goes on, we will be adding other items such as western themed gifts. Photography depicting Wyoming scenes and other rural locations will be available.
Future additions include ‘repurposed’ materials to make useful things such as feed bags reinvented into shopping bags, etc.
All items are made by local artisans or have been obtained in local auctions or found out behind the barn. We are passionate about reusing and refurbishing what we already have. By doing so, we can contribute even in small ways to conserve the resources we have.
We have now added Shae Smith to our lineup of artists. Shae is 12 years old and lives on a working cattle ranch north of Laramie. She comes from a large family consisting of four boys and four girls where everyone shares responsibilities in the operation. Shae shows steers and horses as well as running rodeo events. Shae has branched out artistically into making her own line of jewelry consisting of beaded chokers and necklaces.
We are excited to introduce Jeff Brown. Jeff Brown and his wife owned a shop in Chesterfield, Indiana and sold Native American items. Fifty percent of the items were made by Jeff and his wife, with the rest purchased or consigned.
The store sadly closed in 1995 due to Jeff’s wife becoming ill. After his wife’s passing in 2006, Jeff no longer produced any work until his retirement three years ago.
At the urging of his friends, Jeff began making breast plates and other Native American items which he sold locally.
Recently, he branched out and is selling out of state.
All items that Jeff makes are deerskin, have genuine bone hair pipe and buffalo bone hair pipe. All beads used are glass and metal. Nothing is plastic.
Would you like to learn more about Wyoming Winds Gifts or our products? Please get in touch.
449 Carroll Lake Rd
Laramie, Albany County 82070