Sterling Silver Bead Necklace with Sandcast Naja by Wilson Begay
About the Artist: Wilson Begay and his wife Carol have been making traditional Dinè sandcast jewelry since 1969. They carve ut the design in a piece of tufa stone, pour molten silver into the mold and hand finish every piece once it has cooled. Additional techniques may include stampwork, mosaic inlay and chisel work. After Wilson does the silver work n each piece f jewelry, Carol does the stone setting and finishing work. The Begays live in Manuelito, NM.