Those who enjoy his work include the judges who have handed out prizes to him and the many collectors who vie for his jewelry.
Lee, however, prefers to keep a low profile, the better to work on his finely executed pieces.
He especially likes to create jewelry that honors the animals who share life on the Navajo land with the humans, as in this delightful caterpillar.
Natural pink coral cabochons march along a base of sterling silver, making this caterpillar as lovely as the butterfly he might become.
Each ravishingly pretty pink stone is set individually, against a darkened silver base.
The undulating form of the silver is bordered with overlaid, brightly polished silver curlicues, cut out of the underlying piece of silver.
These curlicues repeat the curves of the dainty silver antennae and add to the delicate grace of the whole piece.
More than just wonderfully pretty, this caterpillar is versatile, too: pin it, any which way, or hang it from a chain; this charming, and exquisitely made piece will happily enhance your wardrobe, however, you choose.