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I am an enrolled Dine' (Navajo) Tribal member and also an artist trained at the" Institute of American Indian Arts " (I.A.I.A.) in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the 1970s. When I was younger I lived on my reservation and also graduated from High School there. I have also done a great deal of traveling, which I am sure has had a great influence on me. I love to travel.

Because I am part Navajo, I have a very eclectic collection of work. Not all of my work is Native inspired. You will see baby moccasins and medicine bags, to necklaces and earrings. Color is a huge inspiration for me and generally will even trump the monetary value of a stone in my eyes.

In the past, I have worked as a silversmith and also done stainglass work, quilting, and even tried my hand at pottery (although I wasn't very good at it). My love however, has…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 21
  • Joined July 19, 2011

Favorite materials

deer hide, sterling silver, gold filled, elk antler, swarovski crystals, seed beads, pearls, various semiprecious stones, shells, lamp work beads, bronze, wire wrapping, cut beads

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About

I am an enrolled Dine' (Navajo) Tribal member and also an artist trained at the" Institute of American Indian Arts " (I.A.I.A.) in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the 1970s. When I was younger I lived on my reservation and also graduated from High School there. I have also done a great deal of traveling, which I am sure has had a great influence on me. I love to travel.

Because I am part Navajo, I have a very eclectic collection of work. Not all of my work is Native inspired. You will see baby moccasins and medicine bags, to necklaces and earrings. Color is a huge inspiration for me and generally will even trump the monetary value of a stone in my eyes.

In the past, I have worked as a silversmith and also done stainglass work, quilting, and even tried my hand at pottery (although I wasn't very good at it). My love however, has always been jewerly. I love the way light will "Play" with a bead. There are so many different things that you can do with beads.

I hope you enjoy my eclectic designs and ideas that I have put together. I am always happiest when doing my jewelry.

Please bear with me as I get my shop up and running. The Photo I have used is of me at the "Pueblo Grande Art Show" which is held every December for Native Artists in Phoenix, AZ.

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