A handmade turquoise and shell necklace created using techniques passed down through generations and gifts from the earth—turquoise, penshell, spiny oyster shell and waxed sinew thread. Pueblo artist Alice Lovato handcrafted this heirloom-quality necklace exclusively for Sundance. USA. 38"L.
Known for exacting craftsmanship and exquisite color combinations, jewelry making runs thick in the blood of the Lovato family. Born in Santo Domingo Pueblo, Alice was well trained in the traditional native arts of making beads, stringing and sewing from an early age. This legacy of unparalleled quality workmanship continues to be passed on to future generations. Sundance provides the family the opportunity to gain primacy in the world of native arts.
A blue and multicolored gemstone necklace, wherein lapis and turquoise play the blues while little groups of glittering stones; iolite, kyanite, carnelian, red jade and apatite; dance to the beat. Leather loops with sterling silver button closure. Exclusive. 18" to 19"L.
The sterling silver ingots that artist Jock Favour melted to make this handmade sterling cuff bracelet lend it a mellow patina. Crafted with a traditional design, it speaks to fidelity and friendship. Exclusive. USA. 2-1/4" dia.
Similar to Robert Redford’s vision of Sundance, I have always had long-held interest in the myth and magic of the landscape. This passion is witnessed in each painting, sculpture and jewelry design I create. A strong background in anthropology allows me to bring this concept into the creative expression of my design process. Good primitive art has a vitality and human quality that instill a sense of awe and wonder. If my work can catch a note of ancient magic, I have succeeded. —Jock Favour
In this sterling, brass, vermeil and labradorite necklace, tiers of hand-stamped sterling silver beads and gleaming brass disks come together to celebrate the singular beauty of a faceted labradorite wrapped in 14kt gold vermeil. Sterling silver toggle. Exclusive. 20"L.
Renowned Arizona artist Charlie Favour has created this stunning sterling, turquoise and oyster shell cuff bracelet, artfully inlaid with turquoise and spiny oyster shell, with sterling silver edging. Lined with supple leather and finished with sterling silver caps. Exclusive. USA. 2-1/2" dia.
Throughout my career, I have been a serious student of all aspect of Native American crafts. The leatherwork of the old time cowboys is also an inspiration. At the age of eleven, I began braiding leather. At 20, I began my professional career in leatherwork. My passion for this craft has allowed me to achieve a high degree of expertise in many areas of leather work, including Native American footwear, beadwork, hand-tanning hides, and traditional western tooling and braiding. —Charlie Favour
A dome of verdant gemstone shimmers like tropical waters in a beautifully handcast, polished bronze and green agate ring. Whole sizes 5 to 9. Rings are running a bit large, half sizes should order down to the next full size.
To create this pearl, ruby and mammoth fossil necklace, Renee Garvey combines textures and treasures—a plump, luminous pearl, raw ruby and a ring of mammoth fossil—on soft and supple deerskin fastened with a 14kt rose gold S-hook. USA. 20"L.
Prevaricate prettily in a pearl, tourmaline and ruby necklace of peachy pearls, shimmering tourmaline and glittering rubies to wear long or doubled; your choice! 14kt gold vermeil chain. Exclusive. 40"L.
Archaeologist and silversmith Jesse Robbins finds that his "day job" and his avocation complement each other well. Of Creek heritage himself, he studies the techniques of Navajo masters to create pieces which will surely become treasured heirlooms. This one-of-a-kind cuff is hand forged of ingot sterling silver with a repoussé diamond pattern, hand stamped and filed, and completed with a burnished oxidized finish.
Adopting the techniques of Navajo masters spanning 1868–1930, Prescott, Arizona, silversmith Jock Favour hand forges this one-of-a-kind keepsake cuff from a solid ingot of coin silver, melted down from pre-1960's coins. Surrounding the oval Royston turquoise are marquis shaped repoussé patterns, hand stamped and filed. Antiqued, oxidized satin finish.
Similar to Robert Redford’s vision of Sundance, I have always had long-held interest in the myth and magic of the landscape. This passion is witnessed in each painting, sculpture and jewelry design I create.
A strong background in anthropology allows me to bring this concept into the creative expression of my design process. Good primitive art has a vitality and human quality that instill a sense of awe and wonder. If my work can catch a note of ancient magic, I have succeeded. —Jock Favour
To create this very special, one-of-a-kind cuff, Al Somers relies on traditional techniques learned from Navajo masters, hand forging the cuff from a sterling silver ingot and hand stamping the intricate design with handmade tools. Surrounded by a roped bezel, the large triangular turquoise shows off its complex matrix, flanked by two concha style medallions. Antiqued oxidized satin finish.
Al Somers, a master of traditional Navajo techniques, hand forges this covetable one-of-a-kind cuff from a sterling silver ingot, hand stamping the design centered with an unusual, highly matrixed triangular turquoise from the Royston mine. He completes the heirloom piece with a hand burnished oxidized finish that will grow even more beautiful with time.
Taught by Navajo masters, Arizona silversmith Al Somers crafts his own tools and stamps to create distinctive pieces often set with old, rare stones. His one-of-a-kind "four strand" sterling silver wire cuff is crowned by a beautiful old turquoise from the famed Royston mine near Tonopah, Nevada. Al's meticulous work is evident in its setting, as well as the two hand stamped leaf-shaped overlays that flank it. Artful oxidation creates a mellow patina that will deepen with time.
A pair of ruby and chrysoprase earrings, in which three glittering rubies sway to and fro while a free-form chrysoprase, framed in 18kt gold vermeil, rises above. Lever-back closures. USA. Exclusive. 1-1/2"L.
In these apatite, gold plate and sterling earrings, apatite, topped with 24kt gold plated disks falling from long sterling silver wires, creates sterling and golden ripples all around. USA. Exclusive. 2"L.
Add some spice with this hand-beaded bracelet combining Japanese seed beads and fire-polished Czech beads. Handmade by New Mexican artist Adonnah Langer. Sterling silver end caps and lobster clasp. USA. Exclusive. Fits 6-1/2" to 7-1/2" wrists.
Robert Redford is one of my progressive heroes; his creative vision has always matched my own sensibility. I will never forget the day, 20 years ago, when, as an artisan working at my dining room table, Sundance Catalog became the driving force behind Chili Rose Beadz. This partnership provided a complete revelation, inspiration and validation of my work. Sundance Catalog challenges me to be traditional and yet innovative; using color, design and beautiful materials that fall within the Sundance vision, while maintaining the promise of quality and comfort. Keeping playfulness and versatility alive in each creation keeps Chili Rose Beadz relevant. Beads are the oldest form of jewelry. The Sundance Catalog reaches women everywhere who, like me, love beads. Working with color and texture, I play with light and beauty as I handcraft each bracelet, focused on the pure pleasure of self-expression the owner will experience. I am blessed to share my beautiful bracelets with the women who love them– it is a gift I cherish. What a joy. —Adonnah Langer
A handmade Dennis Hogan sterling cuff bracelet for the ages and right now—made for Sundance by renowned Southwest artist Dennis Hogan and strikingly simple with a double layer of hand-forged sterling silver. USA. Exclusive. 2-3/8" dia., 5/8"W.
I started working with Sundance behind the scenes, braiding leather for Charlie Favour. Without this experience, I would have never incorporated braiding into my silversmith craft. This experience, tied to Sundance, began my career. As an artist, I strive to be true to who I am through the art I make. I appreciate simplicity, not trends. Sundance provides me the support to stay true to my craft. I see how jewelry has changed over the years, but I will always value hand worked, hand crafted, artisan jewelry. I am not a reproduction artist. I work in the old craftsmanship style, as I value the simplicity of the old methods. Sundance represents this mindset, and I respect their quality craftsmanship and the way product is presented in their catalogs. The Sundance customer appreciates the beauty and imperfection of hand-made jewelry. United, we create an experience that is both unique and timeless. —Dennis Hogan
Celebrate life, love and happiness with Jes MaHarry's collector's edition rose gold charm and gemstone bracelet, combining turquoise, pearl, aquamarine, trade beads, amethyst and kyanite with sterling silver and 14kt rose gold charms. may be personalized with up to 2 letters, with an option of a + (plus sign) between. Example: A+M. Sterling clasp. USA. Exclusive. 7-1/2"L.
Sterling silver mimics mountain ridgelines in hand-stamped hoops made by Navajo artist Kee Nataani. Sterling silver posts. Exclusive. USA. 1" dia.
My destiny was to be a silversmith. My maternal grandmother is from the Peshlaki family, "peshlaki" being the Navajo word for "silver." I started making jewelry almost 40 years ago. My first piece was a bolo tie, though the goal was a concho belt. Completely self-taught, I began my artistic journey with the purchase of some sterling silver, a few stones, and a torch. I immediately got to work, honing my skills as a silversmith, and enjoying the process. Within a few years, I became an expert in the art of creating squash blossom necklaces. The repetition of this unique style granted my opportunity for success; all within one necklace. —Kee Nataani
A limited edition Jes MaHarry chrome diopside ring, with its gemstone held in 14kt yellow gold on a sterling silver band with the words "beauty forever" hand etched inside. Each is unique in shape and color. USA. Exclusive. Whole sizes 5 to 9.
In our gold and oxidized sterling spinner ring, a hammered 14kt gold filled ring spins around a spooled band of oxidized sterling silver, a design you'll wear everywhere. Exclusive. Whole sizes 5 to 9. This ring is licensed under U.S. patent nos. 6,497,117 and 6,395,732.
Handmade exclusively for Sundance, this Chris Dungan floral garnet ring holds its rich red gemstone in a 12kt gold filled bezel on a flower-strewn sterling silver band. USA. Whole sizes 5 to 9.
Working with Sundance for the past 20 years has been a great relationship! As an artist, I appreciate their “yes you can!” attitude that creates a steady flow of work. My Sundance partnership has been integral to my continued success, weathering the recently unsteady market. As many artists struggle, I have been supported through Sundance’s unending loyalty to their artisans. I am grateful to Robert Redford for his shared creative vision and to Sundance for the opportunity to step to the next level. Thank you. —Chris Dungan