Journal

Zacharias Lovato
As part of Turquoise Skies’ ongoing commitment to the preservation of the art of Native American jewelry making, the company has begun offering an internship for those interested in being mentored by other artists. This year the first intern, Zacharias Lovato, has begun working toward his goal of learning the art and techniques of making […]
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Marion Lovato grew up making jewelry with her mother in her home in Santo Domingo Pueblo. She was the baby of the family and would sit on the floor while her mother made her heishe necklaces. Her first duty, she says, was to string the cut stones. Later she worked her way up to drilling. […]
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  They still embrace the landscape of the desert southwest, modern embodiments of the ancient people who lived among the pithouses, cliff dwellings and adobe structures of thousands of years ago. Called Pueblos by the Spanish conquerors who came into their land, these thriving communities have carried their culture, tradition, and language into the modern […]
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Kevin Coriz Cuttle Fish Casting Did you know you could cast silver jewelry from a simple fishbone?We had the opportunity to film one of our artists at work. Kewa (Santo Domingo) artist Kevin Coriz shows how one can make a silver caste mold using the bone of a cuttlefish.   Watch as Kevin hand carves the […]
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The unique styles and designs associated with Native American jewelry are the modern expression of years of tradition. Culture and community encircle that tradition with the artist creating through the lens of both the past and the present. It is one of the traits which makes Native American art important in the preservation of ancient […]
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