This multi-talented artist began his creative career as a weaver. Previously, he was a civil engineer with the Indian Health Services.
He researched traditional weaving techniques, inspired by antique and prehistoric Navajo and Pueblo pieces. More recently, his creativity has expanded to include jewelry-making.
Like his textile work, his jewelry is “innovative and different, yet traditional at the same time.”
These delicate earrings reference the popular “dreamcatchers”, whose woven webs are supposed to catch dreams and turn them into reality.
Using silver wire attached to slender but sturdy silver hoops, rather than threads, these earrings look contemporary, but are rooted in tradition.
Three little cylinders of natural red coral bring color and contrast to the brushed silver.
The tiny silver beads at the ends of each coral piece replicate the circular form of the hoops.
Unusual, striking, and dainty, despite their size, these earrings will excite comments and admiration.
Most importantly, they are flattering, easy on the ear, carefully made, and wonderfully wearable, as well.