Lee Begay was born February 9th, 1970 the oldest of five children. He was born in Fort Defiance. Lee lived in Phoenix for 18 years, and it was the inspiration of his well known younger brother Darryl Dean to start making tufa cast jewelry. He moved in with Darryl and Rebecca and they mentored him in the art of jewelry. His cousin, Philander, is also a great silversmith. Lee has fast become an amazing artist and his tufa cast is some of the best. He likes to do mostly traditional styles.
Lee has already won some awards for his jewelry. He has one daughter that has a bright academic future. In his spare time, Lee enjoys golfing, softball, and going to live sports events.
He is really enjoying the art of jewelry and has blossomed so much in only a few years.He is a soft spoken, kind hearted artist that we really enjoy working with.