He is one of several contemporary jewelers who have gone far beyond the usual lapidary work that once characterized Zuni jewelry.
Carlton works hard to create small sculptures that can be worn. And wins prizes for them.
He continually tries different techniques and designs, as seen in these, his latest earrings.
Sterling silver is chased into a continuous, swirling pattern of curls and loops, then cut out and slightly curved to catch maximum light – all by hand, of course.
Light in weight, they are elegant as well as flirty. The amazing silver work has created a luxurious, delicately dramatic earring.
This pair of earrings will embellish a tee-shirt as beautifully as a cocktail dress. Different and delicious; a masterful achievement.