Steven Begay has been working with gold and silver for several decades. He began, as many young artists do, working for a company making jewelry by the hour. As he developed his trademark styles and designs, he ventured forth on his own, entering his first show in 1988, where he took Best of Show for a concho belt. In 1996, he won a highly coveted first place ribbon in the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market for a concho belt as well as a Best of Category award for a squash blossom necklace.
Steven's work is distinguished by clean, uncluttered designs that appear contemporary yet are traditional in that he uses only the highest quality turquoise set in heavy gauge silver.