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These Women Put Me to Shame

Posted on 19 August 2010

It's time for the annual Indian Market over in Santa Fe New Mexico and I'm wishing I could go.

. Not going to happen. . I'll have to settle for an "armchair traveler" virtual tour instead. Here are some images from last year's SWAIA Indian Clothing Contest and straight up I'll tell ya, .
these women put me to SHAME!
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  • Timi: May 16, 2016

    WOW!! Those are really beautiful!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    OK Christin, it’s a date!

  • Vicki McNew: May 16, 2016

    OOoooh, a tunic top like the little girl’s dress would be great!

  • shmuela padnos: May 16, 2016

    bead work comes from the spirit and the hand work. waste work. thats good work. i make my own new mardi gras indian queen suit as the big queen for pretty pretty black eagles. i put as much spirit and love into each new suit so the spirits will come with me when i wear it from indians on the other side. i imagine all these indians when they dance in these beautiful ceremonial pieces.

  • Christin Miller: May 16, 2016

    I’m so wishing that I could go too! I will definitely be going next year. You should too Cheryl! We could meet up there!

  • Irene Rawlings: May 16, 2016

    Amazing! I’ve bought some very small beaded things and am so very glad to have them. I so appreciate all the good design and hard work that when into them.

  • Chris Barton: May 16, 2016

    I have been to the Indian Market a couple of times – the creativity is unbelievable! If only I could go with an unlimited budget!!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    good idea Vicki!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Shmuela, I can’t imagine everything that goes into beadwork…just so much patience, design, calculation and love. I’ve done very little myself, but boy, do I appreciate it!

  • Leslie Webster: May 16, 2016

    I found alot of great things. I was in Ortegas and the jewelry designer Don Lucas came up and ask if he could help us. He looked like he just came in off the beach. I said “Do you work here?” All of the ladies that work there are so nicely dressed. I thought he was with his wife and just pulling a good one on us. He said well I designed all of this jewelry. Two cases full. I already had some of his earrings that I bought about five years ago. I just stood there with my mouth open. Of course I bought me another pair of his medit. coral earrings. I also bought a few slides and I love the old jewelry and I found an old zuni cuff and ring. I swear I would spend my last penny on Indian jewelry. I talked to the young man that is on the cover of Native Peoples magazine. We had lots of good food and even did some sightseeing. I can never get enough of Santa Fe. Thanks for asking.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Leslie – did you buy any great pieces? I would love for you to share!

  • Leslie Webster: May 16, 2016

    My first time to go this year. Went with the girls and had so much fun. Now we all want to go back next year. It was on my bucket list. Now looking forward to Round Top in Sept.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Lucky you – I’ve never been, but Indian Market is definitely on my bucket list!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Really Chris – me too!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    I’m a Navajo jewelry hound myself…never can have enough. I would love to see the vintage cuff and ring you bought – if you feel like it, post it to our FB fan page.

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