This award-winning artist has combined his interests in pottery and jewelry, and created an individual genre totally different from other Native arts. The result is finely detailed “jewels” of intricately painted ceramic, set in silver, as here.
Flawlessly simple sterling silver sets off the stained glass effect of the vivid design. Meticulously hand-painted, the complex pattern is composed of rain and wind symbols, and feathers, which carry prayers to the heavens. Rain means crops, which means happiness, health, abundance and general good luck. Impeccably painted, the indelible colors are outlined in black, just like actual stained glass.
The harmony of nature is suggested by the mix of fiery and cool hues: red and peach, like the hot sun and russet rocks of the land; greens and blues to reflect the sky, rain, and the crops that follow. All this is beautifully contained within a modestly sized. teardrop of gleaming silver, so the effect is intriguing, noticeable, but not glaring. The addition of five, graduated silver rounds, at the bottom, adds to the glitter and gleam.
With such a range of colors, these earrings will go with practically everything. Here is some of the most unusual jewelry made, beautifully created by this multi-talented, award-winning artist.