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Nanibaa Beck

Hoops | Rail Squash Blossoms + Natural TQ

Navajo Nation


PAL N 246

I am a second-generation jeweler, following in the steps of my parents, Victor Beck, Sr. and Eleanor Beck. My current work is fabricated metals (sterling silver and gold) and the lapidary is made up of good/ high quality natural stones. Creating new traditions in a jewelry format is my offering. I believe that by way of my hands I instill cultural knowledge of being Dine'. When we receive a gift, we breathe in the new belonging four times. This act is loosely translated from Dinel' bizaad (language) as "you bring in the spirit of the item you are receiving" so that it will become a part of you. These are not just adornments but future belongings of generations of people. My style is personal and characteristic of my culture, but also very indicative of me, as an individual, of my culture. I give nods to classic shapes and forms learned from my parents. Above all, my creations are about uniqueness. continuity, and quality materials.