In 1964 I married Tom Turner and settled in Ellensburg, WA. It was here that my interest and love for Native American Indian culture originated. Largely self-taught – over a 14-year period, I learned traditional beading techniques from the elder women of the Yakima Tribe. Yesterday, one of my favorites, “Vaquero Espanola” was acquired by a very pleased art patron.
Close-up of the intricate and beautiful bead artistry: “Vaquero Espanola”
Just a few weeks ago, I created “Waves Of The Heart” featuring an exceptional Hubei Turquoise shaped by master stone cutter Jason Brousseau, NM. Yesterday, it stole the heart of a wearable art appreciator who happily slipped it onto her own leather cord.
“Wave Of The Heart” with exceptional Hubei Turquoise shaped by master stone cutter Jason Brousseau, NM and set in sterling silver and copper.
I always enjoy visits from my long-time collector Debbie Moore who added to her already remarkable style this outstanding “Once In A Lullaby” pendant featuring a unusual Jasper stone in shades of green and brown set in sterling silver.
Lovely “Once In A Lullaby” pendant with Jasper stone in shades of green & brown set in sterling silver.