We’re on the road again, headed your way with a huge inventory stocked with lots of great items for your holiday shopping (and to treat yourself!). We will have a large variety of pins, pendants, rings, earrings, small necklace and earring sets, key rings, money clips, golf ball markers, buckles, bolos, bracelets and more. As we go to press, the buying continues and we’ll be on the lookout for some nice hat bands and a few pair of cuff links as well.
Our first trip out to buy jewelry for this show series was a great success! Among the many treasures found were an intricate Wilbert Manning raised inlay ring (stunning!), an Edith Tsabetsaye spectacular turquoise needle point ring, colorful and fun Santo Domingo necklaces and earrings as well as a beautiful purple spiny oyster shell necklace and several great turquoise and shell necklaces. Mary Coriz made a few new chokers and several of her beautiful multi strand shell necklaces. We have added to our great selection of Zuni inlayed pins with dragonflies, butterflies, birds, flowers and sun face designs. Other not-to-be missed inlay works include a pin/pendant and a bracelet from Ruddell and Nancy Laconsello with Avanyu (the water serpent) on them which we acquired on one of our trips to Zuni. Many artists have started adding a ring to the back of their pins so they can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. We love the versatility of these two-in-one pieces!
Before we returned home from the last show series, Tamara purchased two new necklaces from Mary Tom and an award-winning work from Nelson Begay (Mary Tom’s brother). Mary created a beautiful graduated bead necklace featuring her hammered beads alternating with her smooth, polished rondelle beads and a gorgeous onyx and silver necklace. Nelson’s impressive reversible squash blossom necklace took a 2nd place ribbon at Santa Fe Indian Market so we just had to have it! Eric later came across a magnificent inlay bolo by Ervin Tsosie that took a first place ribbon at Gallup Ceremonial in August. Be sure to come by and see these gorgeous works of art!
Alton Bedonie and Kee Yazzie have already been by and we picked up some great pieces from them, one of which is a beautiful multi-stone, multi color necklace by Alton (which we helped design). We still have many artists to see as we go to press, including Myron Panteah, Bruce Hodgins, Jack Tom, Steven Arviso, Sunshine Reeves and many more so we expect to add more stunning one-of-a-kind pieces to an already impressive inventory.
See you at the show!