I’m April Toledo. I’m affiliated with the Navajo Nation and grew up in a rural area outside of Ignacio, Colorado. Now, I live in a nearby small town Bayfield, Colorado.
My work includes beadwork, earrings, pendants, medallions, and moccasins. I strive to incorporate traditional concepts into modern looks, with jewelry that works for a powwow, or even a work meeting. I learned to bead from my grandmother. I would stay with her in the summers and we would craft together. Beading helps center my mind, and is such a personal art, with many hours of work to make my daydreams come true.
Bringing ideas to life and having others enjoy these little works of art is amazing.