Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here is an email from a customer, which is a truly Wonderful story:

"You do amazing work. I have one of your necklaces that was given to me when (as an adult) I met the two boys who found me in a gym bag, in a ditch, when I was 3 hours old  I wear it every day. It's an orca."

That is why I enjoy making jewellery!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When I make a sterling silver ring, I give it the same attention to detail as an expensive gold ring. I know that it is going to have a special significance to someone. 

#nativeamerican #native #aboriginal #haida #kwakiutl

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mask of Globalization.

Alder wood, International currencies, gold, silver, copper 
(the faces in the eyes are gold & abalone shell)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Something a little unique - a Hummingbird Bracelet, sterling silver & gold. 

#nativeamerican #native #aboriginal #hummingbird

Sunday, May 18, 2014

My daughter, Ellana, has her group show opening at the UBC Museum of Anthropology next month - her first show at a major public venue! Appropriate, as I had my first solo museum exhibition, Our Chiefs & Elders, there 24 years ago. 

#nativeamerican #firstnations #aboriginal #davidneel #ellenaneel

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A recent sketch for a work in glass 
- Raven, Orca, Sea-eagle & Codfish

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Here is a great old Kwakwaka'wakw photograph. This feast bowl in now in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.  Does anyone know the names of the people?

Monday, May 12, 2014

A new book is being released this month, Canoe Crossings by Sanford Osler. The canoe has always been an important part of Northwest Native culture, past and present. One of my photographs is in the book.

#nativeamerican #firstnations #aboriginal #haida #kwakiutl

Friday, May 9, 2014

How much detail can fit onto a piece of silver 1 MM wide?
A Bear Ring in progress.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

This was just sent to me - my late grandmother, Ellen Neel's show at the Lattimer Gallery.
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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Somebody is going to be surprised: An Eagle Ring in white & yellow gold with a diamond eye