Born in 1970, Lee Begay is the older brother of award-winning Navajo sandcast jewelry artist Darryl Dean Begay. He's learned his craft from his brother Darryl Dean and is now thriving as a silversmith specializing in sandcast jewelry.
This gorgeous sandcast buckle features a corn plant, a hummingbird, a dragonfly, a star, a creation spiral and a lightning bolt with two triangles and a round stone of natural, untreated Lone Mountain turquoise. This is beautifully conceived, composed and executed. This fits a standard-width western belt of 1 1/2" width.
Signed on back LEE B and marked 16 for 2016 and SS for Sterling Silver.
Stones: 2 triangles 7/16" x 5/16"; 1 round 3/16" diameter
Dimensions of buckle: 2 3/4" x 1 7/8"
Fits 1 1/2" width belt