Oldest House Circa 1646 Barrio De Analco Historic District 215 E. De Vargas St. Santa Fe. NM  87501 505-988-2488 inquiry@oldesthousesantafe.com Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm every day
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NEWSLETTER November 23, 2016
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CHARLENE REANO CREATES VIVID MOSAIC JEWELRY The   intricate   and   colorful   mosaic   components   of   a   Charlene   Reano   necklace   create   wearable art that is a touchstone to the Southwest for visitors and locals alike. Charlene   Sanchez   Reano   and   her   husband   Frank   collaborate   to   create   designs   combining   the traditional   materials   of   Pueblo   people   with   contemporary   motifs.      Using   shell,   turquoise   and other   stones,   the   two   create   innovative   Santo   Domingo   mosaic   jewelry   in   vivid   colors   and varied textures. “Charlene   Reano’s   pieces   are   a   prime   example   of   those   touchstones   to   a   moment   or   an experience   that   spark   the   imagination,”      says   Rick   Smith,   owner   of   the   Oldest   House   Indian Shop in Santa Fe. Frank   comes   from   a   Santo   Domingo   Pueblo   family   of   jewelers and   grew   up   learning   the   craft.      Charlene   is   from   San   Felipe Pueblo.     After   studying   at   Highlands   University   in   Las   Vegas,   NM, she    cut    and    set    stones    for    gold    and    silver    inlay    at    a    jewelry manufacturing   company   in   Albuquerque.      Her   sister-in-law   Angie Reano,   who   is   credited   with   reviving   mosaic   inlay   among   Santo Domingo   jewelers,   taught   Charlene   her   craft,   and   she   and   Frank began   making   jewelry   in   the   1980s.      With   Frank   grinding   the   shell and   doing   the   silver   work,   Charlene   creates,   designs   and   cuts   the tiny,   fragile   stones   to   form   the   multitude   of   mosaics   that   go   into each piece. See    Charlene    Reano’s    beautiful    jewelry    at    the    Oldest    House Indian   Shop    at   215   East   De   Vargas   Street   in   Santa   Fe.      The   shop offers     a     diverse     array     of     Native     American     and     Western Collectibles.    The   Oldest   House   Indian   Shop   welcomes   visitors   into   the   Oldest   House   Museum   in   the National   Historic   Landmark   Barrio   de   Analco   Historic   District,   one   of   the   oldest   residential neighborhoods   of   European   origin   in   the   United   States.      A   part   of   the   Spanish   barrio   originally settled   in   1620,   the   Oldest   House   is   also   believed   to   rest   on   part   of   the   foundation   of   an   ancient Indian Pueblo built in the 1200s.  The New Mexico Tourism Department includes the Oldest House on its list of 15 must-see adobe structures.
Oldest House Circa 1646 Barrio De Analco Historic District 215 E. De Vargas St. Santa Fe. NM  87501 505-988-2488 inquiry@oldesthousesantafe.com Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm every day
Native American Jewelry and Southwestern Gifts
Timeless Treasures in an atmosphere where the past lives on…
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NEWSLETTER November 23, 2016
CHARLENE REANO CREATES VIVID MOSAIC JEWELRY The   intricate   and   colorful   mosaic   components   of   a   Charlene   Reano   necklace create   wearable   art   that   is   a   touchstone   to   the   Southwest   for   visitors   and   locals alike. Charlene    Sanchez    Reano    and    her    husband    Frank    collaborate    to    create designs     combining     the     traditional     materials     of     Pueblo     people     with contemporary   motifs.      Using   shell,   turquoise   and   other   stones,   the   two   create innovative Santo Domingo mosaic jewelry in vivid colors and varied textures. “Charlene   Reano’s   pieces   are   a   prime   example   of   those   touchstones   to   a moment   or   an   experience   that   spark   the   imagination,”      says   Rick   Smith,   owner of the Oldest House Indian Shop in Santa Fe. Frank   comes   from   a   Santo   Domingo   Pueblo   family   of   jewelers   and   grew   up learning   the   craft.      Charlene   is   from   San   Felipe   Pueblo.      After   studying   at Highlands   University   in   Las   Vegas,   NM,   she   cut   and   set   stones   for   gold   and silver   inlay   at   a   jewelry   manufacturing   company   in Albuquerque.      Her   sister-in- law   Angie   Reano,   who   is   credited   with   reviving   mosaic   inlay   among   Santo Domingo    jewelers,    taught    Charlene    her    craft,    and    she    and    Frank    began making   jewelry   in   the   1980s.      With   Frank   grinding   the   shell   and   doing   the   silver work,   Charlene   creates,   designs   and   cuts   the   tiny,   fragile   stones   to   form   the multitude of mosaics that go into each piece. See   Charlene   Reano’s   beautiful   jewelry   at   the   Oldest   House   Indian Shop    at   215   East   De   Vargas   Street   in   Santa   Fe.      The   shop   offers   a diverse array of Native American and Western Collectibles.    The   Oldest   House   Indian   Shop   welcomes   visitors   into   the   Oldest   House Museum   in   the   National   Historic   Landmark   Barrio   de   Analco   Historic   District, one   of   the   oldest   residential   neighborhoods   of   European   origin   in   the   United States.      A   part   of   the   Spanish   barrio   originally   settled   in   1620,   the   Oldest House   is   also   believed   to   rest   on   part   of   the   foundation   of   an   ancient   Indian Pueblo built in the 1200s.  The New Mexico Tourism Department includes the Oldest House on its list of 15 must-see adobe structures.