8mm Long Drop Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Wire Earrings by John Paul Rangel
True West, Santa Fe Presents: John Paul Rangel
John Paul Rangel, PH. D. is a scholar, writer and artist/scholar. He began learning metalsmithing as part of his BFA program at the University of Texas-Austin which he completed in 1998. In 2006 he earned his Master’s degree in American Studies and in 2012 his doctoral degree in Education from the University of New Mexico.
He has worked with many Native institutions including the Institute for American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe Indian Market.
He is currently the creative director for his own design/marketing studio, Asphalt Apache Design.
Rangel has been making this current line of jewelry since 2012 which he does simultaneously with his other professional pursuits including writing about Native Art, marketing/advertising and occasionally teaching.
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