Ronnie Willie learned silversmithing from his oldest brother, Lonnie, who is also a Navajo silversmith. In addition to jewelry, In addition to jewelry, he makes kachinas and does sandpainting, sandcasting, rock sculpture, and wood-carving. He also likes to draw and is happy to report that his youngest son, Dakota, shares his passion for drawing. He has four children. Mr. Willie works as a silversmith five days a week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He often makes his own tools and particularly enjoys working on antique bracelets and concho belts. He enjoys creating new designs and practices his art is his free time. Someday, he would like to teach young people how to silversmith and sculpture. It is important to him to keep his culture's traditions alive.