Pat Yellowhorse 1975; modeling for an article in a southwest magazine
1989 Pat Yellowhorse flatware featured in an ad for Cristofs on The Plaza Santa Fe N.M.
Making concho belts my dad always teased me, said they looked like a bunch of turtles.
Working at my bench Gallup N.M.
Featured guest artist for the Boulders Resort
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This is a very young me with belts hanging in the backround. In retrospect I have been around jewelry making all my life. I guess you could say I was born to make jewelry.
Deep in concentration Gallup N.M.
This is a modern day picture of me and my guitar. When I am not at the bench making jewelry, I do enjoy playing guitar.
Pat Yellowhorse is a Native American Navajo artist from Window Rock, Arizona who has been inspired to use traditonal designs to create his own style of handmade Native American jewelry. Pat was fortunate enough to learn how to make jewelry from some of the most renowned, award winning silver-smiths in Arizona and New Mexico. Pat's maternal grandfather was a stone cutter who Pat watched and learned the art of Lapidary. Pat also uses a technique called sand stone casting, one of which, he remembers learning from one of his uncles who would melt Kennedy silver dollars pieces to make sandcast bracelets, belt buckles, broaches, and more.
Pat's accomplishments include being commissioned to make a cross for the Archbishop of Cantebury, belts and guitar straps fro Guns and Roses, as well as , Metallica, and he has been guest artist for fine galleries and museums in the beautiful Southwest region of the United states.
Pat's jewelery is unique in the fact that it is made using heavy weight silver and the finest stones available. Pat takes great pride in being able to offer and outstanding piece of jewelry at a very fine price. All Items offered are MADE IN U.S.A.