Karl Nataani, Navajo Silversmith

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:54 AM

Karl Nataani, Navajo Silversmith

One of the nicest people I have met in the last few years is a silversmith named Karl Nataani. Karl is about my age, and lives on the Navajo reservation north of Winslow.

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Beaded Buckles

Monday, December 28, 2020 11:42 AM

Beaded Buckles

Many tribes have artists who make beaded buckles. Most of these are created by sewing buckskin, or another type of leather, over a brass buckle and then sewing the glass beads to the leather.

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Classic Old "New" Navajo Jewelry by Fritson Toledo

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:17 AM

Classic Old

There is something about the look of old Navajo Jewelry. It just has a classic feel, made at a time when the style of the jewelry was not influenced by current fashion and artists didn’t have access to modern tools and materials.

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Selena Warner, Harry Morgan's Protégé

Friday, October 30, 2020 6:36 PM

Selena Warner, Harry Morgan's Protégé

One of my favorite silversmiths and people was Harry Morgan. I was fortunate to be able to work with him for many years and when he passed away from complications of diabetes several years ago, I lost a good friend. Harry had a daughter-in-law who became interested in jewelry and for the past twenty years has worked with silver.

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Deep Red Coral in a Classic Navajo Bracelet

Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:10 PM

Deep Red Coral in a Classic Navajo Bracelet

liked coral, in combination with turquoise and by itself, in Native American Jewelry. And American Indians have felt the same way since they began trading for coral with Europeans 600 years ago.In the 1800s Hopi dancers were documented to have worn jewelry containing coral.

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Bridging the Gap from Traditional to Contemporary

Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:02 PM

Bridging the Gap from Traditional to Contemporary

Before Raymond Sequaptewa became a contemporary Hopi Silversmith, using stones and unusual castings, different metals and unique designs, he made traditional overlay Hopi jewelry. Sort of…

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Do You Really Like Wearing a Tie?

Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:58 PM

Do You Really Like Wearing a Tie?

I know that some employers require men to wear a tie to work. And probably, there are some jobs where it really is appropriate. I can’t think of one right now, but I am sure they exist.

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Stamping Jewelry in Copper and Silver

Monday, June 29, 2020 9:23 AM

Stamping Jewelry in Copper and Silver

A few weeks ago, we had a newsletter about the inlay work of Navajo artist Sylvana Apache. She and her husband, Randy Secatero, are also accomplished traditional silversmiths.

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Real Indian Jewelry by Ray Lovato

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:24 AM

Real Indian Jewelry by Ray Lovato

A favorite artist of just about everyone is Santo Domingo jeweler, Ray Lovato. Over the years, I’ve written several newsletters about him. One of the best newsletters, in my humble opinion, described a great afternoon that I spent with Ray in a Walmart parking lot trading turquoise for jewelry.

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The Zuni Fetish Necklace

Monday, April 13, 2020 7:16 AM

The Zuni Fetish Necklace

Southwestern Indian tribes have long incorporated stone and shell carvings resembling animals in their religious beliefs. These fetishes are objects in which a spirit is thought to reside, and they can be used to aid the person who owns and cares for it.

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The Zuni Silversmith and the Pepsi Machine

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:28 AM

The Zuni Silversmith and the Pepsi Machine

A lot of you know that my father was a Pepsi Cola dealer in Durango and got into the Navajo Rug business by trading Pepsi accounts for rugs with the trading posts. One of the jobs that I had before I got out of college was driving a Pepsi delivery truck and a couple of my routes were on the Northern Navajo reservation.

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More Jeanette Dale Jewelry with #8 Turquoise

Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18 PM

More Jeanette Dale Jewelry with #8 Turquoise

A couple of months ago, we sent a newsletter that talked about one of our favorite silversmiths, Jeanette Dale, that featured a beautiful sterling silver necklace and earring set made with #8 Turquoise from a mine by that name in the Lynn Mining District of Eureka County, Nevada.

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