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Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo Jewelers: Raymond & Phyllis Rosetta

Saturday March 29, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday March 29, 2014 10:00 AM

Saturday, March 29 - 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, March 30 - 11 am to 5 pm

Please join us this weekend for this fabulous jewelry show with award-winning Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo jewelers!


Raymond  & Phyllis Rosetta of Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico specializing in mosaic inlay jewelry.  As a young boy, Raymond was motivated by his great grandfather Cruz Rosetta. Raymond watched him make Thunderbird necklaces out of car batteries, albums, and combs. Raymond's wife, Phyllis, got her inspiration from watching her father Gilbert Garcia make inlay jewelry and her grandmother Lupe T. Coriz for encouraging her to learn by inlaying small shells as a child.


As a young couple, they started inlaying earrings on melon shells in different shapes such as the kiva steps that they originated. They used all natural stones and shells such as turquoise, spiny oyster, lapis, mother of pearl, jet, etc. 


Raymond and Phyllis have four children, the oldest son Byron is 29, Virginia is 24, Veronica 22, and the youngest Aaron 14 yrs. They encourage their children to help make their jewelry. When their youngest son was about three years old he asked them if they could make a turtle.  This motivated them to originate silver art images such as turtles, buffalos, horses, hummingbirds, parrots, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. and inlay them on shells. This technique won them ribbons in shows like the Santa Fe Indian Market where they placed Honorable Mention and First Place, and the New Mexico State Fair where they also took Best of Show and First Place. Raymond and Phyllis have also been featured Northern New Mexico Catalog Magazine.


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