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KYLE LEE-ANDERSON

Kyle Lee-Anderson (twin brother of Trent Lee-Anderson) was born in Gallup, New Mexico on January 12th, 1993. At a young age Kyle along with his brothers, Trent and Wyatt, began working on jewelry with their father Allison (Snowhawk) Lee, a talented and well-known silversmith. On his mothers side, his great grandfather and great grand mother worked on jewelry, passing along techniques through the generations, making Kyle and his brothers 4th generation silversmiths. Kyle has become skilled at making Navajo pearls and fluted design beadwork from single strand necklaces to making squash blossom necklaces. He has been perfecting other types of jewelry that include pendants, earrings, and bolo ties. Kyle likes to use natural turquoise like #8, Morenci, Blue Gem, Kingman, and Carico Lake stones. Kyle’s inspirations come from his role models: Vernon Haskie, Raymond Yazzie, Ira Custer, Gary Custer, Aaron Anderson, Jennifer Curtis, Kenneth Johnson, and Cody Sanderson. His hobbies include skateboarding, hiking, fishing and playing the piano.


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