Join NJS for the Heard Museum Workshop and Emerging Artist Showcase on January 7th, 2017 from 10-5pm! More >



Welcome to the NJS Community


Native Jewelers Society is a growing community of metalsmiths and jewelry designers who desire to share experiences and to encourage artistic, innovative creations. We are committed to maintaining high quality work with integrity and honesty while preserving the indigenous cultures from which we come. It is our collaborative effort to improve educational opportunities for fellow metalsmiths.

 

Latest News

May 6th 2017- Special Guest Workshop

Native Jewelers Society artists will hold a variety of workshops at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. from 9-5PM. This workshop will feature a Photography workshop by artist Arland Ben. Darryl Dean Begay, will present about Tufa Casting, and Ray Scott will provide Bench Tip. Our special guest invites will include lapidary expert JohnHeusler, and Jimmy C. Williams who will demonstrate diamond setting.

 

January 7th, 2017

The Heard Museum will host a Native Jewelers Society (NJS) Demonstration Workshop and Emerging Jewelers Market on January 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five NJS artists, including Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, will demonstrate various techniques and topics such as: overlay technique, stampwork, fakes and frauds, and more. NJS workshops focus on providing a greater appreciation and understanding of all native jeweler's skills, techniques, and the time needed to create high quality, hand-made work.

 

 

October 22th, 2016

NJS artists Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, Tim Herrera and Roy Tenorio conributed to a collaborative purse donation to the Heard Museum Moondance fundraisor. This beautiful one-of-a-kind silver handbag is with Inlaid coral and turquoise with magnetic clasp for closing. The Heard Museum Moondance raises funds to support the Heard Museum's exhibitions and educational programming. 

 

 

Apil 30-May 1, 2016- NJS Dallas Jewelry Showcase-
HILTON DALLAS PARK CITIES 5954
Friday, April 29, - Artist Reception - 7-9 PM
Both Days- Hours - 10-5 PM


 


June 18th and 19th 2016
- NJS Chicago Jewelry Showcase and Workshops at the Fathers Day Art Expo & Market Days- with Native Art Market, Dancers, Food and More...

 

 

Both Days- Hours - 10-5 PM
At the Trickster Gallery.

190 South Roselle Rd
Schaumburg IL 60193
847-301-2090

 

December 12-13, 2015- Dallas Holiday Showcase- Hyatt Place Dallas - North by the Galleria

5229 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

10 AM-5 PM - Both days- Free Admission


Come shop for the holidays at this exquisite show of high-end, unique handmade Native American Jewelry designed by award-winning jewelers from the southwest! These talented artists continue Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo techniques in both tradition and contemporary styles. Join us for some fun! We look forward to seeing you and sharing the beauty of native jewelry traditions that are still strong today!


November 20, 21 and 22nd, 2015- NJS Jewelry Showcase and Workshops
at the Trickster Gallery - Schaumburg, IL


Free admission to show, but NJS Workshops require ticket purchase


Native Jewelers Society will be coming to Chicago! Come to Trickster Gallery to kick off your holiday season!

 

Friday night Artist Reception andNJS Jewelry Fashion Show featuring clothing designer Leanne Hascon with Mark Cleveland Performance- 7-9PM
Saturday Show 11AM-8PM
Sunday Show 10-3PM

Artists to give presentations and workshops on Saturday and Sunday- BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE >

Learn traditional techniques of native silversmiths at this unique workshop featuring NJS artists.

Saturday Workshop 1 at 2-3:15pm

Workshop Topics Include:

- Understanding the Misrepresentation of Native American Jewelry. Fakes and Frauds

- For the Love of Turquoise

(Also Bring Your Turquoise To Be Identitfied)

Saturday Workshop 2 at 5-6:15pm
- Traditional Navajo Stampwork

Sunday Workshop 3 at 12-1:15pm

- Working with Stones and Chain Making

- Overlay & Appliqué

 

August 21, 2015- NJS Jewelry Fashion Showcase- Santa Fe, NM
Native Jewelers Society enjoyed it's first Jewelry Fashion show that took place Friday, August 21, 2015! This event was In collaboration with Beyond Buckskn's PRESENCE fashion show and was hosted by (IFAM) Indigenous Fine Art Market in Santa Fe, NM. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share the talents and inspirations of so many native jewelers from all over the country.

More about Fashion Show>


April 4, 2015- Metalsmith Workshop-
NJS artists Arland Ben, Darryl Dean Begay, Ray Scott and Ray Tracey presented some very unique information about their experience as Navajo silversmiths. More about Workshops>

 

October 14, 2014- Metalsmith Workshop-
Native Jewelers Society artists Arland Ben, Aaron Anderson, Darryl Dean Begay, and Earl Plummer presented some very unique information about their experience as Navajo silversmiths. More about Workshops>

 

May 8, 2014
Native Jewelers Society donates an incredible men's concho belt titled, "Buffalo Medicine" to benefit the IFAM (Indigenous FIne Art Market) .Artists include Ray Scott, Vernon Begaye, Gerald Lomaventema, Aaron Anderson, Vernon Tracey, Darryl Dean Begay, Jacob Morgan, Tim Herrera, Alex Sanchez, and Ivan Howard 

January 31, 2014

Native Jewelers Society artists meet to take a first look at the collaborative artist project for 2014

 

 

August, 2013- NJS is excited to announce the launch of their first website and the NJS YouTube video channel! We are also sending out our second eNewsletter to clients.

Featured Jewelers

Aaron Anderson 
Alex Sanchez

Allen Thompson

Althea Cajero  

Amelia Joe Chandler

Arland Ben

Charley Johnson

Cheryl Arviso

Christopher Hoskie

Craig Agoodie

Darryl Dean Begay

Earl Plummer

Eric Othole

Erik C. Lee

Fritz Casuse

Gene Billie

Gerald Lomaventema

Harold Stevens Jr.

Isaac Dial

Ivan Howard

James Perry

Jeffrey Jamon

Jesse Robbins

Jolene Eustace

Jonah Hill

Kee Yazzie

Kristen Dorsey 

Lee Begay

Loren Aragon

Marian Denipah

Nanibaa Beck

Ola Eriacho

Philbert (Phil) Begay

Ray Scott

Ray Tracey

Rebecca Begay

Ric Charlie

Robert Mac Eustace Jones

Roy Tenorio

Roxanne Seoutewa

Samuel LaFountain

Shaaxsaani

Steve LaRance

Cree LaRance

Tim Herrera

Vernon Begaye

Vernon Haskie

Vernon Tracy

Wanda Gilroy Morrison

Wanesia Spry Misquadace

Wil Paul Arviso