The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
Jolene Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Joel Pajarito is a gifted jeweler from the greater Mary C. Lovato family of Kewa (Santo Domingo) artists. His mastery of the tufa cast jewelry method is evident with a sterling silver corn cuff bracelet that truly enchants the senses.
Indigenous societies were farmers growing corn as a sustenance crop. Planted and harvested today, corn is called "the mother" because it’s cultivated from “Mother Earth”. The traditional way corn is used acknowledges it as a gift and blessing from the Creator. Many pueblo cultures give Corn Dances. Cornmeal or corn pollen is usually carried in a small leather pouch. When natural resources like game animals, irrigation water and clay are used, a prayer and a sprinkling of cornmeal are given in gratitude.
Joel's cuff bracelet is offset with a marvelous Kingman turquoise cabochon. Signed by the artist along with other pueblo-inspired designs like growing corn, perhaps a ladder descending into a sacred kiva, a raincloud element and a hovering dragonfly. The gorgeous cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is approximately 6 5/8" which includes the opening of about 1 1/8". The width of the bracelet is around 1". Please click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.
Glorious juvenile bald Eagles have fledged their nest and prepare to migrate to a warmer region as colder days approach. Darrell Shebola is a master jeweler carving each stone and shell in this incredible 25" long handmade sterling silver necklace. Set in the challenging stone-to-stone method, each etched piece of mother-of-pearl, jet, gold lip shell and turquoise are set side by side to compose the jet-eyed raptors. The center bird is approximately 2" long and 1 1/2" wide, while the eagle's heads are roughly 7/8" long and 7/8" wide. The elegant feather elements measure about 1 1/4" long. The hand-fabricated silver chain is really lovely too. Signed by the artist.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle necklace will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
Please click here to learn more about traditional inlay jewelry in Toshio Sei's 2013 copyrighted book "Figural Designs in Zuni Jewelry". This wonderful publication is not included with Darrell's necklace but can be purchased separately.
Omnipresent birds bring joy and contentment through their sweet songs and vibrant plumage. As pollinators, they keep ecosystems running smoothly through seed dispersement, all the while maintaining rodent and insect populations. They also fertilize forests and agricultural land. Zuni Pueblo master jeweler Quintin Quam's sterling silver overlay inlay necklace honors eight unique feathered friends in a museum quality piece. We happily see a lazuli bunting, a cardinal, a hooded oriole, a blue jay, a Hummingbird, a snowy Owl, an eastern bluebird and a scarlet macaw flocking together, presented with beautiful backdrops of flower and plant foliage including a few lovely Butterflies.
Quintin is a genius in working the overlay inlay jewelry technique, which requires great experience and patience in both lapidary and silversmithing skills. Each of the eight stations on this collectible necklace started out as sterling silver sheets that were laboriously sawed out to leave a negative space of design. Another piece of silver was annealed to it. Colorful stones and shells such as malachite, red and pink coral, turquoise, lapis, fossilized ivory, Mojave green turquoise, jet, spiny oyster shell, mother-of-pearl, jet and pen shell were meticulously hand cut and inlaid bringing to life this extraordinary work of art. Each bird is etched with amazing detail.
The overall length of this incredible necklace is about 29", which doesn't include the two center drop stations which by themselves measure about 4 3/8" long. The individual bird stations are approximately 2" long and 1 1/8" wide. Even the handmade silver chain is gorgeous. Signed by the artist.
Our Keshi gallery will be hosting Quintin Quam for an Artist Reception during Market weekend in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Amber Carrillo, Laguna
Anthony Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
The traditional tufa cast jewelry method was employed in the creation of a collectible Horse ring by noted jeweler Anthony Lovato of Kewa Pueblo. The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, NM is honoring him with the 2023 Living Treasure award and an exhibition called "Down Home".
This handmade ring started its life as a tufa stone that Anthony cut in half, smoothing out both surface sides and carving a sprue hole on top. He then etched the wonderful design, pouring in molten sterling silver to form this magnificent ring that cradles a gorgeous coral cabochon. Both the shank and inside of this amazing ring are beautifully detailed. This is a ring size 12 1/2. It's 1" tapering to about 1/2". Signed by the artist.
Nathalie Waldman, Dogrib
Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie
We adore Sheryl and Strallie Edaakie's jewelry creations. We were happy to see Sheryl during Market Weekend, bringing by some wonderful works including this amazing sterling silver, pen shell, mother-of-pearl, lapis, coral, both blue and green turquoises, serpentine and pink mussel shell stone to stone inlaid cuff bracelet. It's the ultimate in vibrant color and pueblo-design, perhaps symbolic of nourishing rainfall. Each hand-cut stone and shell is set in a clean manner producing a splendid geometric arrangement. The width of this collectible cuff bracelet is about 3/4", while the bracelet's entire inner circumference is approximately 6 7/8" which includes the 1 1/8" opening. Please click here for help in determining wrist measurements for best fit. Signed by the artists.
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Vivianita Booqua & Bryant Othole
Herbert Ration, Dine (Navajo)
Incredibly, Spiders are built with a hydraulic system of compressed-fluids that enable them to move their limbs in creating magnificent webs. This amazing ability has inspired scientists and engineers in their endeavors. Spiders have a great design sense and can help awaken our creative spirit through their wide array of intricately woven webs.
Herbert Ration is a wonderful Dine (Navajo) silversmith beloved for his insect jewelry works. His latest offering is an approximately 2" long, 2 1/4" wide and 5/8" tall spider pin. It's handmade with love and care from sterling silver and Royston turquoise. Eyes are from mesmerizing moonstones. Eight legs are from twisted sterling, beautiful! Signed by the artist.
An abundance of what's referred to as "snake eye" round-shaped Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones resemble a reptile's eye. They are secured with tiny, custom-cut bezels to support them in the traditional Zuni petit point technique as seen in Jess Johnson's dynamic sterling silver ring that's a size 9. This extraordinary station measures about 2 1/2" by 1 1/4". Hand-stamped raincloud elements adorn the shanks and the underside of this all handmade ring. Signed by the artist.