Rick Montano

“My best work occurs when I put myself in a state of mind in which ideas flow effortlessly and the design creates itself.”

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Joe Richard Montaño was born and raised in Taos, NM. “Back in the 80’s I was a long haired rocker in a band, and I started making jewelry to accessorize my gear. People began buying my designs….mostly bootstraps made with silver coins. When my brother Michael passed away, I inherited his stamps and designs, and combined them with my own creations.”  Today, Rick continues to make his own stamps for creating leather bracelets, buttons and rings he designs for Peyote Bird.