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Amelia Joe-Chandler

A young Navajo jeweler whose work is fresh and individual. She says, “The Navajo culture is a powerful part of my life and I want parts of it to always surface in my designs. I have managed to combine my traditional ways with contemporary jewelry techniques….The four sacred directions, colors, plants, and mountains are an integral part of my designs.” She uses agates that resemble landscapes, as well as other stones and metals in her silver pieces, some abstract, some pictorial.

This gifted artist is also a working, accredited teacher of art, so her only opportunity for full-time jewelry work is on school vacations.