Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Navajo Bracelet--Lee Charley

I bought these natural Royston stones at a gem and mineral shop here in Albuquerque several months ago. Lee Charley, who began his silversmithing career in the early 80s, created this handsome bracelet for me. Artistry apparently runs in the family. Lee learned from his mother, Nellie Charley. His brother, Ernest Rangel, is also a well-known silversmith. Lee's wife, Karen, is the sister of Calvin Martinez. Lee and Karen's son, Matthew, has become a recognized silversmith in his own right. So much talent. So many gifts.