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Established 1991

Quality – Style – Craftsmanship

Meet Michele and Nicole

Michele and Nicole purchased Santa Fe Craftsman in January of 2023.  

Michele is originally from Pennsylvania, having earned her degree in Business and Retailing from Penn State University.  She moved to Colorado in 1981, married her husband Jay in 1983, and had nicole in 1985.  Before purchasing SFC, Michele spent 32 years working in the Auto Auction Industry.

Nicole is a colorado native, born and raised.  she earned her bacheolors degree from colorado state university.  she married her husband chad in 2010 and has two beautiful daughters, braelynn and addie.  

“Nicole and I decided to search for a business for sale and up popped Santa Fe Craftsman.  We are super excited to be a part of Downtown Fort Collins.  We are equally thrilled to have such amazing and very knowledgeable staff.  They continue to teach us everyday.  We couldn’t have done any of this without the support of our former owners of over 30 years, Bob and Dianna Criswell.  They have built an incredible business.” ~Michele   

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Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
Felt Western Hat Turquoise Bolo Tie
Turquoise native made jewelry

Our Story

Santa Fe Craftsman was established in 1991 by Bob and Dianna Criswell.  Robert attended grade school on the Navajo Reservation in Kayenta, AZ.  Dianna grew up in Fort Collins, CO and always had a love for Southwestern and Native jewelry.  Santa Fe Craftsman was formed as an avenue for people to experience the beauty of Indigenous art and accessories.  We offer a wide variety of art from all of the cultures that combined to make the American Southwest art so beautiful and unique.  Much of our merchandise is handmade by Navajo and Zuni Artists from New Mexico.  Other tribes, such as Santa Domingo, Santa Clara, Acomo, Cherokee, and Hopi are also represented.

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Quality and Authenticity Guaranteed

Here at Santa Fe Craftsman, we strive to provide merchandise that is of the highest quality and craftsmanship.  All of our handcrafted jewelry is made of Sterling Silver, using real, precious stones from across the United States and the world.  All of our handcrafted pieces are made by Indigenous artists from New Mexico.  Showcasing over 100 different artists in our store, you are sure to find the piece that speaks to you.  

green turquoise squash blossom
turquoise squash blossom necklace

Santa Fe Craftsman

Quality, Style, Craftsmanship


118 N. College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524
970 - 224 - 1415

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