Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market – this weekend!

Pueblo Grand Museum Indian Market logoI’ll be exhibiting at the Indian Market this weekend! Juried show! Find unique pieces for the holidays. Visit me and check out my new work.

I was at this show last year, and the site is beautiful. There is something relaxing about the desert this time of year. The light and the colors are soft, and they shift throughout the day. The earth is almost a golden wheat color, with shades of pinks and purples and deep oranges that shift throughout the day.

The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary is proud to host the 37th Annual Indian Market on December 14 & 15, 2013. The market will offer an array of activities for children and adults, including exceptional American Indian Music and dance, a variety of native foods, sweet and savory fry bread, other treats and authentic American Indian fine art, collectibles and cultural exhibits. A perfect place for last minute holiday shopping.

Pueblo Grand Museum Kick-Off EventA new feature has been added to this year’s market, Ki:him – community village where cultural demonstrations and presentations will take place, providing guests with hands on access to everyday activities past and present and opportunities to interact and learn about the culture through storytelling, music, song, dance, games and native foods. Ki:him is the O’odham word for community village. While representatives of the four Southern communities of the O’odham people, descendants of the ancient Hohokam will be participating in the Ki:him, there will also be artists and representatives from various other tribes participating in the community village as well.

Come to the 37th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market it’s a perfect place for last minute holiday shopping and a great opportunity to learn more about American Indian history and culture, past and present.

Kick Off Event – Radisson Airport Phoenix – 427 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ
Friday, December 13th from 6:00pm to 10:00 pm

Publeo GRand Museum Indian Market 2013Indian Market – Pueblo Grande Museum – 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 15th from 9:00 am to 4:00pm

Indian Market (Includes Museum Admission – A $6.00 value)
Tickets are only $5.00 per person
Children 11 years and under – FREE

Tickets for the Kick-Off Event are $20.00 and can be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Pueblo Grande Auxiliary members may also call (602) 495-0901 to purchase discounted tickets through the museum store.

Tickets for the Indian Market may be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

mokume arrowMokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Hand-crafted silver and copper mokume is cradled by brushed silver in this hollow form pendant. Organic shapes create a unique, one-kind-only piece. Over time, the copper will deepen in color, making this an ever-changing pendant.

Approximately three inches long, about an inch wide, and a quarter-inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a seven-strand silver omega necklace. Signed on the back.

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

married danglersMarried Metals Dangling Earrings

Red hot copper married to cool silver is a bold contrast in these dangling earrings. The organic line of the married edge is further enhanced by the raw copper, which will deepen in color over time.

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind earrings. Approximately two-and-a-half inches long. Signed on the back.

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

Silver and Copper Bowl Earrings

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Silver and Copper Bowl Earrings

Red hot polished copper cups cool polished silver in these ultra-modern dangling earrings. Hand-hammered and hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike.


Earrings are approximately 3/4 inches diameter, sterling silver wires and signed on the back.

Silver and Copper Bowl Earrings

Long Copper Dangling Earrings

triangle copper earrings.1.Long Copper Dangling Earrings

Simple hand-cut copper earrings with sterling silver wires. The copper is heated to create variations in color, from copper to deep red to purple.

The reds are like the variations of the earth where I grew up in Northern Arizona.

Each earring is unique due to the hand-crafted process.

Approximately 2 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide. Signed on the back. Lightweight and comfortable.

Long Copper Dangling Earrings

Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

mokume filligris pendant.4Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

mokume filligris pendantTwo different styles in one hollow form pendant.

Brushed silver with a hand-cut organic line that opens up to a shadowbox that shows the inner workings of the piece. Like a detail mirroring the mokume on the other side, the shape of the cut out swirls around a circle that opens to another shadowbox with copper inside.

The other side is hand-crafted copper and silver mokume with a contrasting turquoise set in a shadowbox. The color of the copper will deepen over time, making this an evolving piece.

Copper, silver, and turquoise reflect the beauty of the southwest.

Hand-crafted hollow form shadowbox. Approximately 1 inch wide by 1 1/4 inches tall by 1/4 inch deep. One-of-of-a-kind.

Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

Hand-Hammered Silver Disc Earring with Raw Copper and Garnet

silver disc w copper stripe and garnetHand-Hammered Silver Disc Earring with Raw Copper and Garnet

Hanging silver disc earrings have a deep earthy quality due to the rawness of the hand-texturized process. The metals are left unpolished to further enhance their natural beauty. Over time, the copper will deepen in color. Each earring is one-of-a-kind due to their hand-crafted creation.

Modern, southwestern, elegant.

Approximately one inch diameter. Earring wires are sterling silver. Signed on the back.

Hand-Hammered Silver Disc Earring with Raw Copper and Garnet

Red Tree ~ Silver and Copper Shadowbox Slider

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Red Tree ~ Silver and Copper Shadowbox Slider

This sweet little slider pendant has a silver body with a copper top that is hand-carved and is coated with red enamel. Variations in color and texture on the enamel are due to the hand-crafted process of the piece. Classic Native American technique with a contemporary design.

This was a fun piece to make, and I will be experimenting with more designs and colors in the future!

Approximately one inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back. One-of-a-kind. Hollow form, shadowbox.

Red Tree ~ Silver and Copper Shadowbox Slider

Ultra-Mod Raw Copper and Silver Bowl Earrings

raw ultramodearrings.1Ultra-Mod Raw Copper and Silver Bowl Dangling Earrings

Hand-hammered miniature polished silver bowls nest in hand-hammered heated and polished copper bowls. The back of the copper and the edges are left unpolished, and the color will deepen over time. The circular shapes coupled with the hand-hammered natural quality of the silver and copper bowls give the earrings a “mod” look with a raw, organic nuance.

Earrings are approximately 3/4 diameter, earring wires are sterling silver. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Ultra-Mod Raw Copper and Silver Bowl Dangling Earrings

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Tear-Shaped Copper Top and Silver Pendant

Copper Dip with SilverTear-Shaped Copper Top and Silver Pendant

Highly polished copper and silver balance one another as the warmth of rich copper softly dips in with its concave shape with cool silver acts as copper’s base. This piece is very tactile, the shape is inviting to touch.

The rich reds and purples of the copper are drawn out by highly heating it. I never know exactly how the copper will look before I heat it, though that is the beauty of the process. This once reminds me of the rich colors of a southwestern sunset.

Hollow form, hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Approximately 3/4 inch tall by about 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep. Shown with a 7-strand black omega necklace.

Tear-Shaped Copper Top and Silver Pendant

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Bonus: A Ted Talk video on Beauty (and the pleasure of the teardrop shape)