Daniel "Sunshine" Reeves' journey to becoming one of the most sought after Native American jewelry designers in the world is quite interesting. Sunshine started creating jewelry at the age of 23 to make better use of his idle winter days and earn extra money. His very first piece was a stamped copper concho belt. He sold it as a sample for only $25. From this humble start, Sunshine became intrigued with what he might accomplish in sterling silver.
The majority of Sunshine’s early work was making earrings. He says that’s why he doesn’t make many now. He is best known for his amazingly intricate stamped silver work. He is world famous for his canteens, boxes, buckles, bracelets, bolos and other jewelry items. His work is highly prized throughout the world and is especially popular in Japan, Korea, and in Europe. Galleries and museums across the US also feature his work.
An award-winning Navajo artist, Sunshine creates intricate stamp work on various silver pieces. Creating the most beautiful belt buckles, bowls, knives, candle holders, boxes, and bracelets you will ever see. His work features traditional and modern designs and he uses 10 to 20 handmade stamps to create one-of-a-kind patterns that he is known for. Among his accolades are the Best of Show he garnered at the highly competitive 1997 Santa Fe Indian Market, and Best in Class, awarded to him in 1998.
Bracelets are one of Sunshine's strongest suits and his works are featured in many exclusive jewelry shops across the country and around the world. When buying Sunshine Reeves jewelry, be sure to deal only with certified distributors and companies that guarantee the authenticity of the products they are offering. Choose a respected company that offers exquisite pieces from the most respected Native American artists in the industry.
The highest quality handmade Native American jewelry includes gem grade turquoise, coral and other precious and semi-precious stones set in sterling silver and gold. Fashioned by the most skilled among the Native American artists, these one of a kind pieces reflect a deep culture of individual creativity that is unique. Whether you are looking for elegant pendants, buckles, bracelets, bolos, rings, necklaces, or earrings, choose from authentic collections offered by legitimate distributors online.
About the Company:
Turquoise Direct is one of the leading sellers of authentic handmade turquoise jewelry. They have been in business for over 43 years. The stunning selection they offer includes pieces by award winning Native American artists such as Bruce Morgan, Jennifer Curtis, Leo Yazzie and Sunshine Reeves. The unique jewelry is designed and executed utilizing the finest natural American turquoise and set in beautiful contemporary and traditional silver and gold designs. Turquoise Direct offers an extensive range of jewelry designs created by the most collectible and highly esteemed Native American artists in the Southwest.