Joe and LeJeune Chavez reflect the best in indigenous teamwork and deep caring for design, structure and impact, combining both their traditional Pueblo culture and contemporary innovation making and designing one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. Joe’s approach seamlessly blends “Overlay” and “Cut-out” technique or “texture on Overlay” and lapidary work using natural stones to reveal a combination of both traditional Santo Domingo Pueblo culture and contemporary innovation. His standout style is sought out by those fortunate enough to collect his creations. Joe and LeJeune have attended many Juried Art Shows throughout the country.
LeJeune’s artistic direction reflects her multi-tribal roots, Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico on her father’s side and Seminole on her Oklahoma born mother’s side. She reflects that “I think I naturally combine both my mother’s tribe and my father’s tribe into my beadwork. Le Jeune’s style of beadwork is very unique using natural stones, shells, glass beads, vintage beads, cutbeads and Swarovski crystals. She also designs and makes Sterling silver jewelry and also collaborates her beadwork with Joe’s sterling silverwork, which they call “Beads on Silver”.
Joe and LeJeune sign all their pieces they make, so you are buying Authentic Native American Wearable Art Pieces.