Don Staats (1938-2020) Sedona sterling silver & semi-precious stone group: cuff bracelet with dimensional inlaid semi precious gemstones & necklace with coral, wood & nut beads & inlaid pendant.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Don Staats (July 3, 1938 - June 29, 2020) was an acclaimed Arizona artist with deep creative roots. Many of his family members shared his talent; his grandfather was a potter, his grandmother a world-renowned Ukrainian folk artist, and his father a painter. Don began his career in 1958 when he opened his first art studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Since then, he has worked with many different media to hone his artistic skills and express his creative spirit. In 1962, Don moved to Los Angeles where he did freelance automotive design until he was hired by Carrol Shelby’s Cobra design group in 1963. Part of the appeal of Don’s artistry is his use of many rare, semiprecious gemstones, which he had been collecting for some 40 years. His love for the color, shape, and natural variations in each stone is apparent in his jewelry, which combines materials such as sugilite, coral, lapis, charoite, spiny oyster shell, and turquoise (including Orvil Jack).
23"L, 2 1/4" x 5/8" (pendant) 2 1/4" inner width 3/4" W (bracelet)
Dimensions: 23"L, 2 1/4" x 5/8" (pendant) 2 1/4" inner width 3/4" W (bracelet)