Hello My Friends,
If you haven't - or even if you have! - been to the gallery in a while, here is a two minute video of the gallery. .   I have been wanting to do this for some time and would love to have your feedback. Also, if you haven't watched this ten minute video of the reveal of Veryl Goodnight's Legends of Ashcroft, I recommend it. .  Not only was the painting revealed but also Veryl spoke eloquently about some little known history concerning what my father and his teams of huskies did during World War II .

Ladies, herewith a few suggestions for supplementing your spring outfits!

Kathy B. Hansel
Kathy in Kingman turquoise store in Arizona

In Native American culture "Turquoise stands for water and for sky, for bountiful harvests, health and protection," said Maxine McBrinn, Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. "Blue-green symbolizes creation and the hope for security and beauty. These ideas were so important that if the stone was not available, its color was represented through other methods."
The Alpine Tribal Collection
Kathy Hansel's jewelry embodies a cross cultural reverence for nature. She combines ancient Scandinavian art concepts inspired by her Nordic heritage, with a deep love and regard for Western Native American artistry into the Alpine Tribal Collection. The collection merges silver smithing and the combination of elegant refined materials, such as pearls and precious gems opposing the imperfect textures of turquoise, bone and various stone beads in a refreshing way that whispers appreciation of those before us.




"Our adornments reflect our personal world views and the spiritual beauty of our surroundings. Someday it will be discovered that humans have a built-in DNA code that compels us to adorn ourselves with the familiar colors and textures that secretly move us to reflect who we are. These unique designs invite you to discover your connection to the earth." -  Kathy Hansel
"When I was about ten years old, my father and I began making jewelry together.  It started out with polished tumbled stones, simple findings and glue!  I still have these three bracelets.  Alas, I was all thumbs and with very weak adornment DNA!  .  Thus this father/daughter endeavor did not last long.  He did continue for many years with jewelry - gorgeous cut and polished gem dinosaur bone set in sterling and gold - but that is the subject of another story." - Lynne

Descriptions and prices
-Earrings/$350: Hand forged sterling silver with sleeping beauty turquoise drops.

-Necklace/$1200: Multi-strand necklace of pyrite and Kingman turquoise beads with a very fine sterling and American turquoise vintage Navajo pendant.

-Necklace/$795 : High grade, hand cut teardrop, Sleeping Beauty turquoise strung with pyrite spacer beads.

-Necklace/$650: Fine grade Persian turquoise beads with Native American sterling curved cone closure.

-Earrings/$680: Hand cut sheet silver and high grade turquoise cabochons hand set in sterling silver bezel.

-Necklace/$975: Native American, exceptional turquoise nuggets hand strung in the traditional way with black lip heshi beads with sterling silver closure.

-Necklace/$5600: Exceptional one-of-a-kind pendant with eighteen bezeled American turquoise cabochons set in hand forged sterling silver. Necklace is smoky quartz, pyrite and Persian turquoise beads.

-Necklace/$1200: Sleeping beauty turquoise graduated nuggets. Sterling silver cones made in the lost wax traditional way with sterling silver hand forged S closure.

-Earrings/$395: Kyanite gemstone cabochons set in hand cut sterling bezel. Sterling silver French ear wire.

-Necklace/$525: Ethiopian sand case Greek Orthodox cross and coin pearl pendant, strung with fresh water pearls, rutilated quartz, faceted pyrite beads.

-Necklace/$225: Silver and gold tone handmade micro beads from Africa with translucent purple amethyst, citrine, green amethyst and clear quartz stones.

-Necklace/$290: Gold tone handmade micro beads from Africa with gold electroplated moonstones and rough cut gold electroplated green amethyst stones.

-Necklace/$2400: The perfect spring statement necklace. Multi strand Peruvian opal, turquoise, citrine, rainforest amber and bone. Strung and tied together with waxed linen twine.

-Earrings/$225: Mediterranean blue quartz and citrine drops.

-Necklace/$295: Moonstone chain with green quartz bevels and a vintage metal pendant.

-Necklace center and two pair of earrings to left are unavailable.

-Earrings/$175: Turquoise and gold plate earrings

-Necklace/$325: Gold plate chain with tiny semi-precious stone beads. Happy seated mother of pearl Buddha pendant.

-Earrings/$175: Gold chain earrings with pale citrine drops.

Toklat Gallery, on Two Rivers Road  at Riverside Plaza
(intersection of Two Rivers Road and Midland Avenue)

 Sandy and Ol' Goliath
 Larry Lefner, Sculptor