From 1970 to 1990, Mary Navajo created jewelry, using gold, silver, and precious stones which she cut herself. While she enjoyed it at the time, she says she doesn't miss it, as it was a "lot of dirty work." She had to quit making jewelry after developing allergies to the compounds she was using.
For the past 28 years, she has bought and sold jewelry, along with many other types of art. Mary has an extensive collection displayed at Sedona Artist Market, and more in storage. Among the items she sells are jewelry, pottery, woven baskets, sand paintings, fetishes, rugs, stone carvings, wood carvings, and storytellers.
Mary buys items throughout the Southwest, finding many wonderful pieces at the Oasis Gift Show in Phoenix. The jewelry she sells is Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni, and it includes concho belts, bolo ties, key fobs, watch bracelets, cuff links, money clips, broaches, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. The pottery is Santa Clara, Hopi, Jemez, Acoma, Navajo, and Zuni. Woven baskets are Navajo and Apache. Sand paintings are Navajo. Fetishes are Zuni and Navajo. Rugs are Navajo and Zapotec. Many of the carvings are Navajo. The storytellers are Jemez.
Check out Mary's collection seven days a week, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.