Cody Sanderson was born in Gallup, New Mexico, USA in 1964 and was raised in Window Rock, Arizona – the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation. Cody had a less than glamorous upbringing as many other natives living on the confines of a reservation do, but this hardscrabble life helped to develop the determination, perseverance and hard-working ambition that has attributed to Cody’s success where others have failed. Cody has gained world renowned recognition for his pieces due to his daring creativity and unique, distinctive style.
Cody enjoys a challenge in everything he does and with his boundless energy, he loves to create new pieces getting inspiration from everyday items such as his children’s toys, insects in nature to machinery components he was exposed to while serving in the U.S. Navy. He also likes to incorporate elements from his culture into his designs such as arrows, stars, sun and moon and more traditional tribal symbols such as najas. Cody describes his natural and unpretentious aesthetic as, “inspiration from the passions of life”, and states, “a new day is a new creation!”
Cody’s use of stars is ubiquitous in almost all of his designs. Stars are recognized in every country and continent and appears on countless flags. They symbolize the heavens, brightness and good fortune. Cody wants his brand and his pieces to convey and invoke the same positive energy to everyone who wears his jewelry or his apparel. When describing his brand with one adjective – FUN is the first thing that comes to mind! Cody wants EVERYONE, young and old, male or female to enjoy his adornments and the craftsmanship, imagination and enthusiasm he brings to each and every work of art! Cody’s slogan is – Wear it Now! Wear it Well! Wear it Out!
Cody's popularity has skyrocketed over the last few years and his pieces have been worn by many celebrities including A$AP Rocky, Luis Fonsi when he performed Despacito on the Grammys, Russell Brand on Ballers, JBalvin, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Renner, Machine Gun Kelly, Jason Mamoa and Sophie Turner just to name a few. Come visit Cody at any of the upcoming shows or events just to say hello and feel free to see his available collection at www.codysanderson.com. Thanks and we look forward to meeting you!