Navajo artist, Lyndon Tsosie, was born in 1968 at Fort Defiance, Arizona and has been actively making jewelry since 1990. He studied with Tommy Jackson and currently lives in Gallup New Mexico. He has become one of the rising stars among Native American silversmiths. Lyndon is a contemporary master inlayer of fine stone materials and exhibits innovative forms and design concepts.His is a long and storied past of hard work to get to this point in his life. He now owns and runs several businesses, including the House of Stamps and a gallery, and shows his jewelry in Japan, where he has a major following. His work is also prized by many collectors in the United States.
His unique jewelry combines precious and semiprecious stones and three-dimensional, abstract metal work. He has been designing and fabricating jewelry since 1993, using traditional methods as well as casting in tufa and cuttlebone using sterling silver, gold and platinum to create fine jewelry. His work is widely recognized, including awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention), The Heard Museum Indian Market (Best in Category and Honorable Mention), Powhatan Renape Art Festival (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best in Division), Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial (2nd and 3rd), New Mexico State Fair (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and the Southwest Art Festival (1st).