Lyle Secatero has worked hard to honor his family tradition of jewelry making. Like many Native artists, Lyle started experimenting with jewelry making as a child. He has many fond memories of sitting along side his father, silently watching and learning. Throughout the years, Lyle found his own voice in his artwork, while maintaining the family’s traditional style. He has been able to mold traditional and contemporary styles in his work – his “trademark style”.
Family has been the cornerstone of Lyle’s life. While beginning his career, he raised his 3 children. Many art shows were spent chasing around his babies, and he is hardly seen without one of them at his side. Teaching his family the importance of working with one’s own hands, and with understanding the Navajo culture has pushed Lyle into a deeper understanding of the significance of his work. His passion goes beyond making jewelry. His passion is to, one day, be able to advocate for the Native community in reducing exploitation in the jewelry business.
Since childhood, Lyle has experienced a great love and respect for silversmithing. His attention to detail in micro-stamping, and his love for the emerging art, has brought the attention of many collectors.
It is his honor to have you visit his site!
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