Large Squash Blossom Pendant by Al Joe
About the Artist: Al Joe (b. 1950) is a Dinè silversmith whose first teacher was his uncle, Colbert Joe, Sr. After managing a studio of silversmiths in Winslow, AZ, he branched out on his own. Joe crafts silver jewelry with stamping, overlay and shadowbox techniques. He creates his unique silver and gold beads by placing strips of metal between the two halves of the beads. Joe makes double-sided pendants with a different design on each side. He also works with natural stones. Joe maintains a studio in Dilkon, AZ, but lives in Albuquerque, NM.