Ted Pavatea

Ted Pavatea

Ted is the son of Tewa-Hopi potter Garnet Pavatea. Ted had an interest in art since the age of 6 years. He started showing art as an 8th grader at the Art barn in Flagstaff in 1967 with his paintings and drawings. He went on to study at the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe, NM from 1971- 1973.  He also studied Advanced Design and Illustration at NAU from 1973-1975.

As a student at the Institued of American Indian Arts, he received a graphic arts award.  He later did a project with Grand Canon National Park Services, as well as illustrate a manual on campground services.  Ted then went on to work as an illustrator for Navajo Nation Family Planning during the summers of 1986-1988.  Ted also illustrated a children’s book for Educational use titled “Navajo Nation 1990.”

Ted started committing more time to being an artist in 1994.  He enjoys designing, painting and most of all carving from miniature to larger Kachina dolls.  He enjoys doing humorous dolls such as Tewa/Hopi clowns and Navajo clowns with animals.  He works hard to capture the spirit and movement of each piece with flare and detail.

“As an artist, I find it rewarding and educational, knowing the effects of creativity in the air and the feel for it.  I get my inspiration from my mother who use to tell me to make the most of my gifted talent.  She said that if I am not lazy, I will find rewards in my hands.  I find this at times very true, since I get my biggest satisfaction out of creating and exposing myself to the art world.”

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.