Check out our interview with Victoria Burnett of Split Feather, one of the vendors appearing at Second Sunday on Main on July 14th!
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Victoria Burnett of Split Feather creates colorful Native American jewelry with a modern twist.
When did you start Split Feather and where is it based?
I started Split Feather in January of this year. Split Feather is an Oakley, Ohio business; however, a majority of the sales are online.
What inspires you?
The inspiration for Split Feather comes from my mother Dawn (Dakota) Growing Thunder. I started the company as a way to continue the tradition of bead weaving in our family and to honor her memory. I am also inspired by other Native artists like A Tribe Called Red, Trace De Meyer, and Christi Belecourt. All use art to bring attention to important issues like racism, violence against indigenous women, and the lost generations.
What is your favorite part about Second Sunday on Main?
My favorite part about Second Sunday on Main is meeting new people and learning more about Cincinnati.
Fill in the blank: The best part about my city/neighborhood is _________.
The best part about Oakley is the dog-friendly community. Multiple businesses and establishments are beyond dog-friendly.
What are your favorite local spots to shop, eat, or visit?
My favorite place to eat in Oakley is Maribelle’s on Madison because their menu is refreshing and delicious. My favorite park is the Oakley Playground because it’s a great place to take the dog for a run or to relax for a picnic. My favorite patio bar is Oakley Pub & Grille because dogs are allowed and it’s a chill place will great people.
What do you want people to take away from Split Feather?
I hope that people enjoy Split Feather for the dedication to traditional ways in a modern world. There is a saying “Walk the Red Road Everyday.” This means to live spiritually and ethically with respect always. I hope that people take that attitude with them.
What advice would you offer to aspiring indie business owners?
If I could offer any advice to new business owners it would be to know and believe in yourself.