Larry Vasquez

Larry Vasquez

Born in Silver City, New Mexico in 1947, Larry Vasquez is of Aztec, Apache, Mayan, and Mescalero descent. He comes from a long line of creative people; his great-grandfather was a flute maker, his grandfather harvested silver and gold, and his father was a musician and artist.

Larry describes himself as a bit of a dreamer, poet, and visionary.  He has a colorful personality.  He is passionate, sensitive, emotional, truthful, impetuous, vivacious, respectful, and intense. He honors life, God, and all children of the universe. He is one with all, encompassing all within.

Much of Larry's inspiration comes through the beauty of nature, hence his love for working with paints and the gems and minerals of our Earth; Our Mother. Not satisfied with the commonplace, Larry reaches for the highest quality in everything he does. It is upon this that he has built his reputation. Larry often blends gold, silver, and platinum to produce vivid, breath-taking colors.  Each painting and piece of jewelry is unique. A reflection of the craftsman. A statement for the client.

Larry incorporates old Mayan design, Indian lore, and the themes of nature into his own abstract form. In addition to painting and jewelry making Larry is a master beadmaker. His paintings and jewelry have been purchased by enthusiasts all over the world.

  Awards:

     1976 Phoenix Indian Arts and Crafts Show 1st Place award and Honorable Mention

     1977 Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Special Award

     1979 Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Three 1st Place awards, Two 2nd Place awards

     O'odham Tash 1st Place award and 2nd Place award

     Tanner's 8th Annual All Indian Invitational Two 2nd Place awards

     1983 Tanner's 12th Annual All Indian Invitational Four 1st Place awards, 2nd Place award

Sizing

Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:

Bracelets

Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size

5.5"

XX-Small

5.75"

Extra-Small

6"

Small

6.25"

Small-Medium

6.5"

Medium

6.75" - 7"

Medium-Large

7.25"

Large

7.5"

Extra-Large

7.75"

XX-Large

8"

XXX-Large

 

You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.

Buckles

Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.