About belle voir
On a family road trip through the desert southwest when I was six, my father bought my first silver cuff. Three cut-out bear claws with an etched background of Navajo rain circle the one inch wide sterling cuff. In rivers, on hikes, playing fields, tests, playgrounds, winter woods, dinner tables, formal dances it was apart of me until I outgrew it.
In the poverty of my twenties, payment plans secured two Navajo pawn pieces. Another story teller bracelet was given to me by one of students from Shiprock. These three were worn with pride and a sense of belonging and familiarity through a wicked marriage and beautiful daughter.
A bit crowed now, my own work has been added to my daily wrist adornments.
Adornment in silver, heavy and bold, along with strands of turquoise beads supersedes the importance of all other clothing.
The making of jewelry in fine and sterling silver, gold, precious and semi-precious stones delights me. I hope my pieces help others feel their strength and become a part of their story.