Outfit-wise, Glasses lets her turquoise pieces shine on their own. “I could wear a plain T-shirt and a plain skirt, then I toss on jewelry, and it brings the outfit up a notch,” says Glasses. “When I wear my jewelry, people will ask me where I’m headed while being ‘all dressed up.’”
Some of her favorite places to look for new pieces are in the nearby town of Gallup, New Mexico. “A lot of people may not know that a lot of artists live in or near Gallup,” says Glasses. “I’ll go to raw materials stores that carry turquoise, coral, and silver, and I’ll be lucky enough to meet artists there and place future orders with them.” She’s also found amazing turquoise pieces at the Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Market. “My new favorite spot is the R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, which features Philander Begay jewelry,” says Glasses.
Glasses is always on the hunt for the next big turquoise find—and if anyone can find a rare piece, it’s her. But for now, the window-shopping must come to a brief pause; she has more weaving to do. “I’m focusing on what I will be weaving for the next show, the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, which is in early March,” says Glasses. “There are also custom weaving orders that I’m getting done. Seeing my brother Tyler’s poncho that he wove for Santa Fe Indian Market, I’d also really like to tackle more wearable pieces in my weaving journey.”