Author Archives: Matagi Sorensen

About Matagi Sorensen

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Santa Fe Indian Market – This Weekend! (August 23rd and 24th)

Santa Fe Indian Market

I have been working really hard for this show! One-of-a-kind fine art pieces take time to make, I wish I could post everything I am creating as I make it. To be in this show has been a dream of mine – and it’s coming true! I am honored and grateful to be one of the chosen artists to be at this event.

This is a big deal!

I hope to see some of you there. If you read my blog, stop by and say “Hello.”
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Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Hand-crafted hollow form earrings of brushed silver are reminiscent of a lotus petal. A pearl nestles gently on the inner opening of each earring.

Stunning! These work well in formal and casual settings.
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Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

Coral Hollow Tear 1Tear-shaped Coral and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

Brushed silver carries red coral punctuated by the deep black in the shadowbox. The cut out at the top of the pendant flows with the overall shape of the tear and the coral. Holes in the side of the pendant allow the necklace to be seen through the front.
Entirely hand-crafted, this pendant is approximately a two inches long by an inch-and-a-half wide and a quarter inch deep. The coral is one-of-a-kind, as is the entire piece. Shown with a sixteen-inch silver omega necklace (separate from the pendant). Hand-signed on the back. Continue reading

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Hand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

Hand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings Flickers of warm coral against cool silver dazzle in the light. A southwest classic combination. Because these are hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike. Approximately 3/4 in diameter. Sterling silver. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi … Continue reading

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Brushed Silver Wave Bracelet

wave braceletBrushed Silver Wave Bracelet

Brushed silver softly catches light as it delicately encircles the wrist. Hand-carved, the variations on the surface create a fluid effect.

Simple, modern.

One-of-a-kind. Beveled edge for a comfort fit. Signed on the inner surface. Continue reading

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Hand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Hand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Black pearls encased in hand-hammered silver have the visual effect of being surrounded by rippling water.

Because these are hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike.

Approximately 3/4 in diameter. Sterling silver. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen. Continue reading

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Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Blue Enamel

Traditional Native American shadowbox design with a twist.

Hand-crafted hollow form brushed silver sets off glossy sky blue enamel. Holes along the side of the pendant allow the necklace to show through the actual pendant.

A one-of-a-kind modern, playful piece!

Approximately 2.5″ long by .75″ wide, .25″ deep. Shown here with a 16″ 7-strand silver omega necklace (a separate item form the pendant). Continue reading

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Triple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Triple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Three white pearls set in an amorphous bowl of brushed silver are softly radiant.

Very feminine.

One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted. Approximately two inches long by an inch wide, a quarter inch deep. Shown here with a 16 inch 7-strand omega necklace.

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Prescott Indian Art Market is Happening THIS WEEKEND!

The 17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum on July 12 & 13. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are exquisite carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets, and distinctive jewelry. Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art Markets. Continue reading

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Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – Prizewinning Piece at Eiteljorg

Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – 2nd Place for Contemporary Native American Jewelry

I am thrilled that this piece won second place in the Contemporary Jewelry Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market 2014 in Indianapolis on June 21st. It feels great to be recognized for my work – and inspires me to keep on creating! Continue reading

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