- Short Bio
Navajo silversmith Melvin Francis is a very well known contemporary jeweler. His style is typically simple yet elegant silverwork and colorful stones. He does many kinds of silver work including unique custom fabrication, overlay, and traditional stampwork. He credits his father, Ted Francis, as teacher. He is related to Fred Francis, a silversmith (uncle), Myrtle Francis (sister), Marlynn Francis (sister), weaver Melvina Francis (sister), weaver Erma Francis (mother), and weaver Anna Clyde (aunt).