New Jewelry for the New Year

Happy New Year! Americana Indian Shows would like to thank you for all your support in 2013. We really enjoy being involved with the Native American arts and we look forward to serving you in the New Year.

After our 7-week holiday series tour finished in December, we got busy with restocking for the new year series. With Riverside being our very first show of 2014, you will have first choice of another incredible selection of jewelry and arts! While in Flagstaff shopping for the holidays, several artists dropped by to see us with their new jewelry creations. We also made several trips to Gallup, Zuni, Winslow, and Albuquerque. This time we concentrated on the longer neckwear and winter fashions. At the November and December show series, we saw a healthy demand for the blue cluster-style and multi-stone style jewelry as well as for the light blue Dry Creek turquoise pieces. We hope to have a nice selection of these styles from which to choose.

Alton Bedonie, Kee Yazzie, Bruce Hodgins, Mary Tom, and Jack Tom all stopped by with more of their competition-quality jewelry. Alton made several spectacular turquoise pieces and he created a nice selection of lapis rings, earrings, and bracelets. We purchased some great pieces over in Gallup and Zuni to include another very nice bracelet by Rebecca Begay and bracelet by her brother-in-law Lee Begay. We also obtained a very nice all-silver bracelet by Steven Begay along with quite a few great new and very colorful Santo Domingo necklaces and earrings. In our down time, we made some stone bead necklaces of Argentinean agate, tiger eye, Amazonite, carnelian, and green garnet, which are nicely accented with silver beads and finished with nice big sterling silver hook and eyes.

Through a collection we picked up a great 1950s – early 1960s Zuni needlepoint bracelet, an Andres Quandelacy fetish necklace, and a three piece set by Marry Marie Lincoln Yazzie featuring all Lone Mountain turquoise.

Some of the other artists whose work that will be featured at this show are Carl and Irene Clark, Jessie Monongye, Howard Nelson, Vernon Haskie, Harrison Jim, Charlene Reano, Brian Clark, Richard Tsosie, Sunshine Reeves, Derrick and Delbert Gordon, Andy and Darrell Cadman, Darryl Becenti, Albert Jake, Sunshine Reeves, La Rose Ganadonegro, Geneva Apachito, Harlen Coonsis, William Vandever, Wilbert Manning, Fadrian Bowannie, Leon Martinez, Ruddell and Nancy Laconsello, Johnathan Nez, James Bahe — and many more.

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