Dana M. Chavez
Beautiful Native American inlay art are both a combination of traditional and contemporary designs. They are created using natural stones and shells and some sterling silver and or copper incorporated into the designs. Many of the symbols I use represent things pertaining to the journey in life we take that lead us to growth, love, hope, prosperity and resilience in the opticals we face in life that we are on a journey to overcome or have already overcame. I also combine a lot of my inlay designs with hand cut overlay work, or designs that are hand cut around the center stone piece or pieces. Some of my pendants are also combined with handmade choker or heishi work.