Navajo Silversmith Alex Beeshligaii (Diné/Apache) has worked as a traditional silversmith for more than three decades, making jewelry using tufa and sand molds. He learned the art from family and community members and he sings to the artwork that he makes, as he was taught by his late mother. He works with his son, Shane Beeshligaii, to pass on the tradition and philosophy of the artform as well as the Navajo Diné language and history.
Producer: John DeSoto
Videographer: Nate Huffman, Danny Sax
Editor: Danny Sax