Navajo families bond in many ways. For the Yellowhorse family, fine jewelry design is the common theme. The influences of the Navajo culture are apparent in this beautiful wearable art, which evolved out of generations of artistic talent and innovation.
Jewelry artist Artie Yellowhorse is the matriarch of a family reared in Navajo jewelry making tradition.
Artie’s two daughters, Desiree and Lei Lani, create and design jewelry with their mother. Desiree is an accomplished designer, known for her one of a kind, “Tahy” necklaces, named in honor of her Grandmother, Anna Tahy. Lei Lani specializes in making handmade silver beads and also works with Artie marketing jewelry and public relations.
In addition to her daughters, other family members also work with Artie, including sister Gloria Yellowhorse and nephew Richard Yellowhorse.
Artie’s dream is that the Yellowhorse designs of today live on to inspire the young artists of tomorrow in the Navajo Beauty Way.
Artie lives in Corrales, New Mexico and is the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren.
Are you interested in purchasing Artie Yellowhorse’s work? Please contact Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery for more information.