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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."

Frank and Charlene Reano