This is what I am going to be learning about. I grew up in the Southwest and had a lot of Native American Design influence. Funny, when you're a kid you don't appreciate things like that. I disliked the whole "southwest" style. I wanted houses with pitched roofs, eaves and trees..oh how I wished for trees.
Now, still, I wouldn't move back there because I love the trees and green, but I have developed an appreciation for the jewelry style which thrives in that area of the country.
I'm patiently waiting the arrival of this book so I can learn more about this stone and develop my own designs in the southwestern style.