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Joe, Al

Al Joe is a master Navajo jeweler whose exquisite jewelry is created using the finest materials.  Al creates these masterpieces through the use of a variety of metal-smithing techniques. Working in gold and silver, his pieces are often set with high quality natural turquoise stones from famous older American mines. In 2001, he won the IACA (Indian Arts and Crafts Association) Artist of the Year title for one of his prized double-sided pendants, strung on exceptional handmade silver beads.  Each side had a different sign, set with a different stone. In 2009, Al won his second Artist of the Year Award for a stunning 14k gold necklace with smooth saucer beads interspersed with elegant fluted beads that were hand textured with sand.The IACA Artist of the Year Award is the highlight of the Spring Market.  It is the time the IACA recognizes member artists based on their “creativity, craftsmanship and appeal.”

 

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