Harold Stevens Jr.
Darryl Dean Begay
Harold Stevens, Jr. is a Navajo contemporary jewelry artist, professional jewelry designer, and silversmith who uses a wide range of precious gemstones and natural minerals. His expertise lies in his hand cut stones and high detail inlay.
Harold has over 30 years’ experience in stone cutting and is a true master in cutting and inlaying opal. He has done micro inlays in all sorts of collections from knife handles and 1 of a kind gun handles.
For over twenty years his principal focus has been on jewelry rooted in his Navajo heritage, incorporating traditional iconography and a meticulous level of craftsmanship. He is known to produce the unexpected in Native American Indian jewelry!
Birth: September 6th, 1978.
Born of the on is mother’s side the Coyote Pass People.
His father’s side is Manygoats.
Daniel “Sunshine” Reeves was born into a family of New Mexico silversmiths. His brothers Gray Reeves and David Reeves taught him the craft, with which he has gone on to become one of the most distinguished silversmiths in the country.
Reeves’ pieces begin with flat sheets of silver, which are then deeply hand-stamped and shaped to form intricately decorated bracelets, boxes and even kerosene lanterns. Though the process is time consuming and labor intensive, (each individual mark on a piece represents a separate hammer blow) the finished products are beautiful and entirely unique art objects.
Reeves is well recognized as a master in his field. His work has been displayed at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and the Heard Museum. Reeves also took the Best of Show award at the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial and is the only silversmith to win Best of Show at the famed Santa Fe Indian Market.