Creative Force: The Jewelry of Eveli

Eveli Sabatie’s singular vision produced an astonishing legacy of jewelry over her forty year career. The scope and breadth of her creativity is on lavish display in her newly published book “Eveli: A Jeweler’s Memoir.”

Born in North Africa to French parents, Eveli’s jewelry career began on the windswept mesas of Hopi, where a chance encounter in a laundromat led her to be mentored by Charles Loloma, a supernova of talent and arguably the most famous Native jeweler. While her design and and technique was honed by Loloma, Eveli went on to forge her own path, working in Santa Fe and then Tucson, where she resides to this day.

We are pleased to present a small selection of jewelry which displays her devoted and joyful approach to her craft, showing a deep seated respect for her materials as well as the wearers of her art.

“The jewelry I made was usually not of the glittery kind. Most of it is earthbound, and some of it is almost akin to folk art, a sort of narration about life as it was unfolding through me. Yet, once on the body, it is royalty.”

Please join Eveli for a book signing of “Eveli: A Jeweler’s Memoir”,February 12, 2023 11:30-12:30pm.

Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87104