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Ruddell & Nancy Laconsello

A married couple from Zuni, who work in collaboration and have become a successful team, celebrated for finely etched inlaid birds, flowers, and other natural beings. Ruddell does the designing, silver work, polishing, and etching the fine lines that give the inlaid materials increased definition. Having learned from her father, Nancy had been doing inlay for several years prior to their marriage. Ruddell is basically self-taught; he learned simply by watching others.
Together, they have achieved a high status for their exquisite jewelry.