Cody Hunter, Master Navajo Silversmith

Cody Hunter is a 20 year veteran of Navajo silversmithing. His bracelets and belt buckles portray Navajo life as he saw it when he was a youngster. It is from these experiences that he develops the story themes for his bracelets.

Cody Hunter Inner Beauty Bracelet

His three main themes are the Storyteller, the Home Scene, and Running Horses. Included with be a background of rocks in Canyon de Chelly, including Spider Rock. He will have a mix of summer shelters, grandmother storytellers talking to her grandchildren, weavers, shepherds, horses, rabbits, dogs, cactus, and just about anything you could imagine that would have been in the Canyon. He still lives in Chinle, AZ, the Navajo town at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly, and frequently goes into the Canyon.

He makes his bracelets by using a very fine jewelers hand saw, cutting out the figures. To achieve the three dimensional effect, he uses three to four layers of sheet silver, with the various elements all brazed together to make the composite. This technique is called "overlay." It is very labor intensive work that must be carried out with great care. We keep a few of his bracelet in inventory, but most are custom made to your wrist size. Buckles are usually in inventory. Cody sticks to his three main themes, but precisely, no two bracelets are alike, since he does use a bit of "artistic license." All metals are either 14 kt gold or sterling silver.

Note: Because the recent prices of silver and gold fluctuate so much, these prices are approximate. We will quote you a final price. We raise the prices only to compensate for the increased prices of silver and gold.


To order, call 1-800-401-1192, or 1-520-529-5545 if you are out of the United States, or go to our
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- All sizes are approximate.

Cody explains how he makes jewelry. Click here.


Item# J206 -Wide Inner Beauty Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Wide Inner Beauty BraceletCody Hunter Inner Beauty The top of this super bracelet has a pebble finish surface, with contrasting, smooth , rock art figures in 14 kt gold overlay. Then there is the surprise–Inner Beauty. It is actually one of his other bracelets turned inside out, and covered as you see it, left. I asked my wife, "what good is that beauty if no one can see it?" Her answer, "I can see it!" It is a conversation piece, for sure, since she readily takes it off to show the inside. It always is greeted with great excitement. You may have your choice of horses, the canyon scene, or the storyteller scene. To see another version of an Inner Beauty, the canyon scene, click here.
Bracelet in 7/8" width:
Price: $1,350, 14 kt gold on silver.
For wrist circumference of 7" or more, add $90.


Item# J207 -Narrow Inner Beauty Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Inner Beauty Bracelet, HunterInner Beauty bracelet, IDLike the larger Inner Beauty bracelet, this narrower version has the pebble finish, textured silver with gold rock art overlays on the face. Inside is the Inner Beauty. Again, for the inside, you have your choice of horses, the canyon scene, or the storyteller scene.
Bracelet in 5/8" width:
Price: $825, 14 kt gold on silver.
For wrist circumference of 7" or more, add $75.


Item# J207G -14 Kt, Narrow Inner Beauty Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

14K Inner Beauty Bracelet, HunterInner Beauty bracelet, IDThis is the narrower version Inner Beauty bracelet, as shown above, except in gold. This is a fairly heavy bracelet, since it has up to four layers of 26 gauge 14 Kt gold, to accomplish the 3D effect of the inner storyteller scene. Actually, it has five layers if you count the rock art symbols on the top. (We do reserve the right to change the price of this bracelet as the price of gold fluctuates.)
Bracelet in 5/8" width:
For wrist circumference of 6":
Price: $6,000 (call for quote).


Item# J228 -Inner Beauty Pendant, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Inner Beauty Bracelet, HunterInner Beauty bracelet, IDThis pendant is designed to compliment the Inner Beauty bracelets—pebble textured sterling with gold petroglyph overlays on one side, and a canyon scene overlay on one side.
Pendant is 1" wide by 1 1/2" long.
Price: $475, 14 kt gold on silver.


 

 

 

 

Item# J227 -Inner Beauty Drop Earrings, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Inner Beauty Bracelet, HunterInner Beauty bracelet, IDThese earrings are designed to compliment the Inner Beauty bracelets—pebble textured sterling with gold petroglyphs on one side, and canyon scenes on one side. Cody always uses two different scenes, both in the canyon.
Pendant is 3/4" wide by 1" long.
Price: $475, 14 kt gold on silver.


 

 

Item# J279 -Turquoise Cabochon Pendant, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Cody Hunter PendantHere, Cody has combined rock art symbols from the Inner Beauty Bracelet, with the Navajo shepherdess from the Canyon Scene bracelet . This pendant compliments any piece of Cody's jewelry. The rock art is 14K gold. The cabochon is Spider Web turquoise with flecks of metal, a beautiful, colorful, sparkling stone.
Pendant is 1 5/8" wide by 2" long.
Price: $950.


 

 

 

 

 

Item# J203 -Wide Storyteller Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Storyteller Bracelet, HunterHunter side view of braceletThis stunning bracelet features the grandmother storyteller talking to her grandchildren. They are in what the Navajos call a "summer house," an open structure covered in sticks and twigs. A weaver is shown in the background. There is a hogan on the far left, and beyond it rock shapes from Canyon de Chelly. On the bracelet shown right are the horses and rocks he had placed on that side of the bracelet. Shown here is the overlay with sterling silver, and the last overlay with 14 kt gold.
Bracelet in 1" width:
Price: $1,250, 14 kt gold on silver. In all sterling, $550.
For wrist circumference of 7" or more, add $75.


Item# J204 -Narrow Storyteller Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Cody Hunter BraceletStoryteller Bracelet, HunterHere is a smaller version of Cody's Storyteller Bracelet, with 14 kt gold overlay. It features the grandmother weaving and talking to her granddaughter. Like the larger version, they are in what the Navajos call a "summer house," an open structure covered in sticks and twigs. There is a hogan on the far left, and beyond it rock shapes from Canyon de Chelly. On the right there are horses and rocks. The bracelet on the right is sterling silver overlay. It features the grandmother storyteller talking to her many grandchildren. Both a creation of great beauty.
Bracelet in 5/8" width:
Price: $950, 14 kt gold on silver. In all sterling, $425.
For wrist circumference of 7" or more, add $75.


Item# J231 -Storyteller Ring, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Rings HunterStoryteller rings are available in sizes for both ladies (3/8" wide), and men (1/2" wide). They are abbreviated scenes from the Storyteller Bracelets. These rings are tapered narrower in the back for comfortable fit. The figures are in 14 kt. gold overlay, on a sterling base.
Ladies: $650.
Men: below size 10, $700 size 10 and above, $750.


Item# J229 -Canyon Scenes Post Earrings, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Canyon Sceenes Earrings HunterThese post earrings of sterling silver overlay compliments the Storyteller Bracelets. These represent scenes from Canyon de Chelly, a magical canyon that has been Cody's home since boyhood.
Each earring 7/8" wide by 1" long.
Price: $275, sterling silver.


Item# J272 -Inspiration Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Inspiration Bracelet, HunterWeaver, Cody HunterMitten, Cody HunterWe'll let Cody tell you his story about this bracelet, we call it the Inspiration Bracelet. Here's Cody, "I saw this beautiful gem quality Kingman turquoise cabochon. It sort of reached out and grabbed me. I had to create something special. I took my first idea from the old Navajo "rib" bracelet, and made it wide enough to harmonize with the turquoise cabochon. At the end of each side, I designed a Navajo scene. In one scene I show a Navajo weaver, with her little girl carding wool and learning to weave. In the other scene I show the famous Monument Valley Mittens in the background, and in the foreground I show three figures in a 'summer shelter'. Every once in a while you have to do something different, and this was one of those inspirations. Enjoy." The Inspiration Bracelet is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
Bracelet is sterling silver, 1 1/2" wide at the top; the cabochon 1 3/4" wide.
Inside circumference is 6 3/4".
Price: $950.


Item# J205 -Narrow Running Horses Bracelet, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Horses Bracelet, HunterHorses and Navajos sort of go together. And this how Cody captures the grace of these beautiful animals. Canyon walls and fair-day clouds are in the background overlays. We think Cody does a particularly fine job of capturing horses in motion–flowing manes and tails. Shown here is the overlay with sterling silver, only.
Bracelet in 5/8" width:
Price: $1,050, 14 kt gold on silver. In all sterling, $425.
For wrist circumference of 7" or more, add $75.


Item# J278 -Bolo Tie, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Bolo Tie HunterCody Hunter Bolo TieThis is a man-sized bolo tie, with the slide depicting canyon scenes in and around Canyon de Chelly. This slide is made of four layers of sterling silver, making it heavier than most.
Pendant is 1 1/2" wide by 3" long.
Price: $600.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item# J280 & J281-Storyteller or Canyon Horses Money Clip, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Cody Hunter Storyteller Money ClipCody Hunter Horses Money ClipMoney Clip J280, on the left, features the grandmother telling stories to her grandchildren. They are in what the Navajos call a "summer house," an open shade structure covered with sticks and twigs. There is a hogan on the far left, and beyond it rock shapes from Canyon de Chelly. On the other side there are horses and rocks. Money Clip J281, on the right, features horses running in Canyon de Chelly. Canyon rock walls and monoliths are featured behind the horses. These money clips are sterling silver overlay. Both a creation of great beauty and artistry. These are just right for organizing your money and credit cards.
Both Money Clips are 1 3/4" long by 1" high..
Price: $400, each in all sterling..


Item# J208 -Canyon Scene Belt Buckle, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Cody Hunter buckle Buckle, HunterCody sketches Canyon de Chelly in his silver and gold jewelry. In these overlay belt buckles, he shows a scene from the Canyon, canyon walls, Spider Rock, horses, shepherd, weavers in the summer house, hogan with dog in the door, and the running stream.
Both buckles are approximately 3" long.
Buckle, left, is 2" wide, fits a 1" to 1 3/4" belt:
Price: $750, in sterling.

Buckle, right, is 1 1/2" wide, fits a 1" to 1 1/4" belt:
Price: $675, in sterling.


Item# J209 -Weaver/Home Scene Belt Buckle, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Buckle, HunterIn this overlay belt buckle, Cody shows another scene from Canyon de Chelly. The center is three weavers, a horse and lamb on the left, a hogan, with dog in the door, right. The top and bottom of the buckle are bands of textured silver, with gold overlay rock art.
Buckle is approximately 3" long, and 1 3/4" wide, fits a 1" to 1 1/2" belt:
Price: $750, in sterling w/ 14 kt gold rock art overlays.


 

 

 

Item# J250 -Storyteller Belt Buckle with gold accents, Cody Hunter, Navajo.

Gold Accent Buckle, HunterHere, Cody has accented foreground features in 14K gold. A beautiful scene from Canyon de Chelley, a shepherdess is on the left background, with a horse on the right. In the foreground, you see a grandchild playing outside the summer house, with a grandmother telling stories to serveral grandchildren inside the summer house. A Navajo hogan is just to the right of the summer house. There is a dog sitting in the doorway of the hogan. This is a truly outstanding piece
Buckle is approximately 3" long, and 2" wide, fits a 1" to 1 3/4" belt:
Price: $1,025, in sterling w/ 14 kt gold overlays.

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