Duane Maktima is revered as a Master Jeweler, and also as an influential mentor to many fine younger artists. He started an educational program for Native Americans, to help artists and jewelers become professionally successful. The awards he has won, and his collectors, are too numerous to mention.
These earrings are like dancing girls in motion, with hand chiseled frills of silver resembling ruffled skirts. They contrast with the gleam of polished sterling tops.
Gleaming, iridescent opal cinches together the flame-red rosarita and the cool black jade, beautifully combining fire and ice.
Both flirty and restrained, they are totally flattering. There are other, compatible pieces elsewhere on this site, under this celebrated artist’s name.