Charlene Reano

Charlene Reano of San Felipe is married into the Reano family. Santo Domingans are well-known for their inlay work. Charlene’s inlaid earrings and bracelets have the appearance of intricate, colorful tiles – a mosaic of rich color and pattern.

The type of inlay work created by Charlene and her in-laws has a revered history dating back to their Anasazi ancestors. Stunning earrings and pendants have been unearthed from ancient dwellings – extraordinary pieces made by patient hands one thousand years ago.

"I think about the colors and designs for my pieces. I like to make and find unique materials to bring my ideas to life, and much of my inspiration stems from the jewelry worn during the traditional dances."