Sunshine Reeves

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Daniel “Sunshine” Reeves is an award-winning Navajo artist of many talents. Born in Twin Lakes, New Mexico in 1966, Sunshine learned silversmithing from his older brothers at the age of 24 and has become an innovator in Native American jewelry and works in the Navajo Revival Style.

From bracelets and belt buckles to boxes, knives, bowls, and candleholders, Sunshine Reeves’ intricate stampwork jewelry has earned many accolades over the years. Sunshine Reeves is one of the Master Indian jewelers today.

“Most people have no idea how complex it is to create these unique art forms,” says Sunshine Reeves. On an average piece, he will use 10 to 20 different handmade stamps to create the unique patterns for which he is so well known. The designs are so intricate, it only takes one little mistake to ruin the stampwork. His pieces are covered entirely with stamp work designs.Sunshine’s work is collected throughout the world. His work is exhibited in many galleries as well asbeing displayed at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and the Heard Museum. Sunshine also took the Best of Show award at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup and is the only silversmith to win Best of Show at the famed Santa Fe Indian Market in 1997.