History

Mr. Edi's Old Sign

Ed Neuenschwander is the Father of Bodine Jones and Grandfather of Charles Lynch. Mr. Ed, as the Native Americans called him, was a skilled silversmith in the 1960's. He came to New Mexico from Indiana and eventually began teaching silversmithing techniques to Native Americans in the Southwest Region of the United States. He worked from his home for many years and eventually opened a shop named Mr. Ed's in Farmington New Mexico. He successfully operated the business for many years selling supplies and jewelry while also doing repair work.

Mr Ed's daughter Bodine Jones took over the business and specialized in retail sales of Indian Jewelry. She also attended trade shows and flea markets where she mastered her sales techniques. In later years Bodine closed up shop and has become a Power eBay Seller selling her collection of Handmade Native American jewelry online.

Charles Lynch, Grandson of Mr. Ed and son of Bodine, remembers going with his grandfather onto the reservation to teach classes. Mr. Ed even taught Charlie the basics of silversmithing. Charles eventually became interested in computers, programming and the internet and became a successful software developer in California. Lynch returned to his home roots in Farmington New Mexico and in March 2015 imagined the opportunity before us now, Bilasáana.