Calvin Begay Jewelry at the Santa Fe Shop in Door County

Work by Calvin Begay, an award-winning artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman, is on display at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek.

Begay was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1965 and raised in Tohatchi, New Mexico. He designed his first piece of jewelry at age 10, learning from his mother and uncle. In more than 20 years as a jewelry designer and craftsman, he has become a master in every aspect of the design and manufacturing process. He has won numerous awards at the Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial, including Best of Show in 1989. His jewelry has been featured in Arizona Highways and Southwest Art magazines.

This gifted artist continually innovates and updates his designs, working in both gold and silver, and adding new motifs and stones to his repertoire.

Begay has a unique ability to translate traditional Navajo inlay techniques into jewelry that reflects his Native American heritage, while maintaining an elegant and contemporary flair. His work is prized by clients and collectors, not only in the Southwest, but throughout the United Stated and the world.

The Santa Fe Shop is located at 4147 Main Street in Fish Creek. For more information call 920.868.4300.