- Vickie Yorke
Navajo silversmith Perry Shorty works reflect the classic Navajo jewelry produced in the last quarter of the 19 century through to the 1930s these styles together with his precision stamping, coin silver and years of honed technical skills, Perry produces some the most refined pieces on the market today.
Coin Silver Jewelry
Perry is famed for creating coin silver jewellery where old silver coins are melted down to form unique silver jewellery pieces. Using silver wire, different types of silversmith files and chisels plus appliqué of silver balls Perry creates an array of intricate designs on the surface of the silver. Perry Shorty is also a master at setting stones, where he always chooses the purest natural turquoise to create true Navajo works of art.
Even though Perry always sells out on the Santa Fe Indian Market and other Indian art fairs you don’t have to go all the way to the United States to buy Perry Shorty’s Navajo art as silver jewelry pieces by this master craftsman and silversmith are available at the Silver Plume Art Gallery right here in Sydney, Australia.