Raymond Beard

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Raymond Beard is a registered Navajo Indian. Currently be works out
of Gallup, NM. He started to silversmith in 1978, and was taught by his
brother-in-law. The first types of jewelry he made were Zuni, needlepoint
cluster jewelry and inlay jewelry. As his skills improved, he moved on to
making some Black Hills type of jewelry. His piece that he is most proud of is
a large concho belt that he had made with a crow dancer in the middle and
cluster stone around it.