Rex and Linette Crawford
Husband and wife Rex and Linette Crawford work as an artistic team to provide a very unique product for Viva Vaquero. Utilizing Rex’s talents for beautiful, intricately engraved vaquero gear and jewelry, with Linette’s skill for design, composition and exquisite photography, they offer stunning images, transformed into delightful note cards and gorgeous fine art prints.
Rex developed an appreciation for the art of spur building while growing up on ranches in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. While working as a welder in California, Rex built his first pair of spurs in 2000, by talking on the telephone regularly with his father-in-law and spur builder, Billy Rodgers. "I started out making one-piece Texas style spurs with overlays, but I’ve been migrating to the California style ever since."
During the last three years, Rex’s ornately engraved spurs, buckles, and other items have been ribbon winners at The Art of the Cowboy Makers in Loveland, Colorado, as well as regional art shows and exhibitions. He enjoys building his own designs in addition to trophy pieces and custom gear for cowboys and collectors. A tell-tale sign of Rex’s work is a Bible verse stamped near his maker’s mark. Rex is a stamp holding member of the International Guild of Bit and Spur Makers. He enjoys competing in various shows and exhibitions around the country.
Linette grew up in the wine country region of Northern California. For as long as she can remember, she’s been creating some form of art – whether it was photography, painting, woodworking, metal art, or jewelry. She became interested in jewelry design after watching husband Rex build and engrave spurs and buckles. This led to Linette developing her own designs in western style jewelry. Realizing the need for quality images of their work, Linette drew upon her background in photography to begin creating images of Rex’s work as well as her own. Among her favorite images are the "High Sierra Spurs", "Saddle N Spur", and the "Rowel" series.
Linette has been a ribbon winner with her jewelry designs at regional art shows. She and her husband, Rex, own and operate Crawford Spurs and Saddlery, in rural Walsh, CO. Their work can be found on Facebook under Crawford Spurs & Saddlery- Rex & Linette Crawford, as well as on their website at www.crawfordspursandsaddlery.com
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