Saturday, November 28, 2009

Don Supplee Designs

Sought-after Native American jeweler Don Supplee has sent us some stunning new pieces in sterling silver and 14K gold. He creates jewelry that manages to be both crisply geometric and earthy, mainly through the use of surface texture and by incorporating highly figured turquoise from famous mines.

Born in 1965 near the Hope reservation in Flagstaff, Arizona, his initial artistic career was culinary. After becoming an accomplished chef, he started helping out his brother, Charles, in his jewelry studio. His love of the craft and his obvious talent led him to a second career. Don has won numerous awards at the annual Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup, NM and is included in the National Collection in Washington, DC.

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