Heavy gauge sterling silver buckle by famed Navajo silversmith Ron Bedonie. The 2 ½” x 3” buckle with intricate overlay and stampwork is made in a traditional concho style.
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Navajo silversmith Ron Bedonie is known for his fine chiseled silverwork. He began working with silver when he was 20 years old. He learned sliversmithing techniques from his parents, Lutricia Yellowhair and John Bedonie Sr. Ron makes his own stamps and chisels and sometimes uses old car parts to create his tools.
About the artist
Ron Bedonie has won numerous major awards for his jewelry. His jewelry is among the very finest stamp and file jewelry made today.
Elegant, chiseled silverwork defines Ron Bedonie's fine Navajo jewelry. His buckles, bracelets, bolos and concho belts are distinguished by exquisite stamping and chiseling--work that has earned him many first-prize ribbons over the years at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial competition.
“I pressured myself into getting finely chiseled lines because it was more of a challenge," Bedonie says of his work.
Ron Bedonie began working with silver when he was 20 years old, having learned the art of sliversmithing techniques from his parents, Lutricia Yellowhair and John Bedonie Sr. Initially, Ron learned soldering techniques, then went on to learn stamping from his cousin, Thomas Jim. Ron was inspired to make a container after seeing one of Jim’s pieces, and was encouraged to hone his skills by the Heard Museum and other established galleries.
Ron makes his own stamps and chisels based on his sketches, and sometimes uses old car parts to create his tools.
Ron’s mother Lutricia Yellowhair has especially been a major support and influence in his life. She is a highly-skilled silversmith who specializes in the feather design.