Thomas Charley – Navajo

Published on July 10, 2014 by Carol

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Tom Charlie – Wide Sterling Silver Coil Ring

Thomas Charley is full blooded Native American Indian. He was born in in 1952 into the Navajo Reservation. He was born and raised in Crownpoint, New Mexico. He has been creating jewelry since 1977. He specializes in his own unique contemporary style that he has developed on his own.

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His style is both stylish and very dramatic while still having all the character and ethics of his forefathers that introduced him into the business. Thomas’ jewelry features strong sterling silver links over which he has placed a wide row of domed silver bars that create a type of rope motif. Quite cleverly done, because by constructing it in this manner the jewelry is much, much lighter weight (and wears comfortably) than if it were of a solid casting style. Then, on the either side of his bracelets specifically the big ropes are two smaller ropes of twisted wire done by carefully wrapping two pieces of sterling silver around one another, set in a polished frame. His earrings, watches, rings, bracelets, concho belts, and bolo ties are all easily recognized by his beautiful sterling silver designs. His masterpieces are very stylish, elegant, and oh so sophisticated. He has always signed his jewelry with his logo TC Sterling.

Thomas is related to: Bessie and Doris Charley (sisters), Renee Charley (daughter) and Al Charley (brother) who also are known for their fine craftsmanship in the art of jewelry making.

Awards:

  • Navajo Nation Art Fair Windowrock, AZ
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