Southwest Creations is the most unique jeweler in the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico area, bringing the authentic handmade art of the Southwest Pueblos and Tribes to you.
About the Owner
Southwest Creations was founded by Jerome and Vanessa Michelback. Jerome grew up immersed in the Native American jewelry tradition. His mother made jewelry, and for 15 years his parents operated their own jewelry shop in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town. Jerome and Vanessa know how to identify and appreciate fine handcrafted jewelry pieces and selects the best from artists throughout New Mexico.
What Makes Us Different
Southwest Creations is different from every other seller of Native American jewelry and pottery because of our community involvement and our concierge service model.
Connection with Native American Communities
Most jewelry dealers buy their pieces from local artists, and that marks the end of the transaction. Jerome and Vanessa are more involved in the Native American communities, cultivating lasting relationships with the artists and their families as well as a deeper appreciation of each Pueblo’s unique traditions. Many of Southwest Creations’ jewelry pieces have been used in and/or gifted back to the Pueblos and Tribes for Feast Days and other traditional celebrations.
Concierge Service for Jewelry Selection
You can browse Southwest Creations’ selection of authentic handmade jewelry at various locations throughout New Mexico—at Feast Day celebrations, Pow Wows, craft fairs and art shows, etc. But if you cannot make it to these events, we will bring our selection to you. Contact us to tell us what types of jewelry you would like to see, and we will bring our hand-picked collection where and when it is convenient for you.
Southwest Creations also ships anywhere in the world. Contact us for a shipping estimate.
Southwest Creations is a Native American family-owned and -operated business. We offer a 10% discount for all active duty service members and veterans.
Where You Can Find Us
As an active member of the Southwest Native American community, you can expect to find us and our exquisite selection of jewelry at the next Feast Day, art fair or event. Check our home page for upcoming dates and locations.