Squash Blossom Turquoise & Sterling Silver Necklace by Kyle Lee-Anderson
Alternating fluted and plain sterling silver bead squash blossom necklace with natural #8 turquoise.
24 Inches Long
Natural #8 Turquoise Sunburst Amulet
Stamped Initials by the Artist
Dine (Navajo) Made
Made in USA
Kyle Lee-Anderson (twin brother of Trent Lee-Anderson) was born in Gallup, New Mexico on January 12, 1993. At a young age Kyle along with his brothers Trent and Wyatt began working on jewelry with their father Allison (Snowhawk) Lee, a talented well-known silversmith. On Kyle's mothers side, his great grandfather and great grandmother worked on jewelry, passing along techniques through the generations making him and his brothers 4th generation silversmiths.
Kyle has become skilled at making Navajo pearls & fluted design beads from single strand necklaces to traditional squash blossoms with natural turquoises. He has been perfecting other types of jewelry like pendants, earring, and bolo ties. Kyle likes to use natural turquoise like #8, morenci, blue gem, Kingman, and carico lake.
At a young age, he began winning awards from the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa FE, New Mexico. These include Honorable Mention – Youth Division in 2007, and coming in second place in the necklace category at the 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market. In 2019 he won Second Place for his Old Style Beads on Leather at SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market.