Tsinnie, Orville and Darlene

Orville and Darlene made beautiful jewelry from their studio near Shiprock, New Mexico. Orville first learned the silversmithing trade from his brother-in-law, who was a silversmith. He became a master silversmith and earned many awards over 40+ years of jewelry-making, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the Indian Arts and Crafts Association. Orville passed away in 2017. His extraordinary talent and big heart made him a favorite in the industry. Orville is known for his meticulously stamped silverwork, often set with beautiful stones or bones.