Artist Profile: Ronnie Willie
Ronnie Willie learned silversmithing from his oldest brother, Lonnie, who is also a silversmith. In addition to jewelry, Ronnie makes Kachinas and does sandpainting, rock sculpture and wood carving. Ronnie often makes his own tools and enjoys working on antique bracelets and concho belts. He works as a silversmith in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ronnie is known for his design in silver crosses, embedded in silver and inlaid with gemstones.