Davida Lister

  • Navajo
  • Jewelry

Yá'át'ééh shí eí Davida Lister yíníshé. Tó'stóh'níí níshłí dóó Honá'gháá'níí bá'shíshchíín, kłásh'chí'í da shí'cheíí, tá'báá'ha da shí'nálí.
Hello, my name is Davida Lister My maternal clan is the Big Water clan and my paternal clan is the Walk Around clan. My maternal grandparents' clan is the Edgewater clan and my paternal grandparents' is the Red Bottom clan.

I am the daughter of well known artists, David and Alice Lister. I am the second youngest of seven sisters. Growing up, my parents did silversmithing daily and it never occurred to me the patience, creativity, and passion that it took to make one piece of jewelry.

I'd gone to school, Northern Arizona University, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. I worked my last two years of college in retail; at an amazing denim store called Buckle. When I graduated I decided my passion was: people and fashion. I went on to manage my own store for a few years and realized that having a difficult schedule and trying to raise my daughter wasn't the best idea so I moved home to Dilkon, AZ.

After years of admiring rolled bead necklaces, turquoise and silversmithing I decided to try it. My parents and my sister taught me how to cut, grind, and shape beads as well as soldering silver. After a couple months I knew I was well on my way to the beginning of something amazing. As I'm learning, I'd like to think of myself as modest and contemporary with a twist of traditional.

When I work on new creations, I always think of who would love it and how it would make them feel. I pray that it leaves them with happiness and well-being. Working with silver and turquoise brings peace of mind to me and I hope it does the same to whomever owns my pieces. I give thanks to the Heavenly Father and my family for bestowing this gift upon me. And I thank you for believing in me.

Sample of Work

Multi-turquoise butterfly Concho belt

Multi-turquoise butterfly Concho belt

1.75” x 1.5” Large buckle is: 2.25” x 1.75”

Jewelry

Multi-colored reversible treasure necklace

Multi-colored reversible treasure necklace

21”

Jewelry

Sleeping beauty lace necklace

Sleeping beauty lace necklace

21”

Jewelry