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Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Sheryl and Strallie Edaakie's all hand-fabricated sterling silver, turquoise, pen shell, red coral, mother-of-pearl, spiny oyster shell, sugilite and serpentine inlaid cuff bracelet is the ultimate in vibrant color and pueblo-design. Each hand-cut stone and shell is set in a clean manner producing a splendid geometric arrangement. A delicate 1/2" wide with an internal circumference of 6 1/4" including a 1 1/4" opening. Please click here for help in determining wrist measurements for best fit. Signed by the artists.
Sheryl and Strallie Edaakie's sunface earrings are all hand made by carefully inlaying stones and shell lining up perfectly next to each other and setting them into sterling silver. Turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, jet, and pen shell come together creating the image. These teardrop-shaped earrings dangle at about 2" long including earring fixture, and are 1/2" wide. The reverse side carries the artist's signature stamp.
The Zunis believe that the sunface symbol is good luck, as it represents balance in life: traditionally, turquoise (blue) stands for Father Sky, coral (red) stands for Mother Earth, and mother of pearl shell (white) and black jet represent all the elements in balance. Artists use their creative license and often choose different colored stones or shells in their pieces.
Bernadette Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
April Unkestine is a highly skilled and accomplished jeweler. Custom cut pieces of pen shell and bright blue turquoise were set side by side in the difficult stone-to-stone inlay technique, as seen within the geometric border of this extraordinary pin/pendant. Channel inlay is present where stones or shell are set with silver channels between them, as seen in the feathers surrounding the center Zuni Sunface. The Sunface itself is inlaid stone-to-stone with red coral, pen shell, turquoise and gold lip shell.
Zuni Pueblo tradition teaches that the Sunface symbol is beneficial as it represents balance in life: traditionally, turquoise (blue) stands for Father Sky, coral (red) stands for Mother Earth, while mother-of-pearl shell (white) and jet (black) represent all the elements in balance. Artists use their creative license and often choose different colored stones or shells in their pieces. About 2 1/8" long and 2 1/4" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver snake chain is not included but is available and sold separately here.
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
Harmonious and sculptural, a collectible cuff bracelet features luscious ironwood, bright turquoise, decadent coral, vibrant lapis lazuli, precious sugilite and lovely fossilized ivory worked in the challenging stone to stone jewelry technique by Franklin Carrillo. More often than not, he's inspired by New Mexico's magical landscapes in his jewelry creations. Substantial in presence yet light on the wrist, this masterwork hosts traditional rainbird bringer designs and a gorgeous inlaid coral blossom. A turquoise raindrop is set on the reverse side.
An extraordinary sterling silver hollow form cuff bracelet, its entire inner circumference is about 6 5/8" which includes the 1 1/8" opening. It's about 3/4" wide at turquoise raindrop setting, otherwise the width is approximately 5/8". Signed by the artist. Please click here to determine wrist size.
An elegant necklace and earring set by renowned Zuni jewelry Smokey Gchachu is unparalleled in breathtaking beauty and the finest craftsmanship. Sleeping Beauty turquoise on one side and precious red coral on the other. Each stone is set in hand fabricated sterling silver bezels and hang perfectly from a drop-dead gorgeous hand fabricated sterling silver chain. The center station of tiny leaf-like stones is about 2 1/2" long while those on the far sides hang approximately 1" draping nicely along the 18" chain.
The gorgeous hook earrings, which are about 2 1/4" long, were also created with the same attention to detail as the necklace. They are also reversible thanks to Smokey's designer turn-hinge feature. This world-class necklace and earrings set is beyond compare. Signed by the artist.
Mary Frances Coriz Aguilar, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Eldrick & Charlotte Seoutewa
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Ray Tsalate's artistic brilliance and never-ending ingenuity is expressed in a truly remarkable single strand fetish necklace called "Mother Earth". He shared these meaningful words with us: "My inspiration comes from my Zuni culture. We are brought up to understand the Earth is our All-Mother. The Ultimate Feminine Divinity and Energy that flows through every single one of us; Flora & Fauna and the spaces in-between, like the blood in our veins. We are her Essence and Beauty manifested physically...I understood this piece to be a sort of homage to Mother Earth and her children."
Inspiration also came to Ray from an "eye-opening" trip to Chaco Canyon, an ancient ancestral puebloan site in northwestern New Mexico, as well as his Zuni Pueblo upbringing where he was taken to sacred sites and taught their significance. Both locations are home to early rock art or petroglyphs. At Chaco Canyon, he was in awe of the intricate rock art, incredible architecture, the culture and connection that exists there. In Zuni, the rock art he saw as a youngster was "connected to Mother Earth", "Human Figures or Caretakers", and a "variety of animals".
Back home in his studio was a rich stash of treasured beads made recently and years prior. After intricately carving, beautifully inlaying, polishing and carefully stranding a gorgeous assortment of high-quality materials such as sky-blue turquoise, glistening mother-of-pearl, pen shell, rare sugilite, gold lip shell, watery abalone, antler, serpentine, colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, golden amber, garnet, fresh water pearl, red and pink corals, plus variscite, resulted in this never seen before, approximate 38" long museum-quality necklace. At its center is a cherished turquoise Mother, measuring about 1 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 3/8" deep. Accompanying her are delightful animals such as birds, perhaps Eagles and Hawks, bushytails like Coyote, Wolf and Fox, Mountain-lions (cougar, puma or panther), maybe a Bison (or buffalo), Moles, Bears, Owls, Frogs, Turtles and Badgers. Heavenly stars, sweetly blooming flowers and even a darling mushroom are seen.
The exquisite lapis lazuli beads are faceted and twinkle with happiness along with the other mouth-watering ones. All the cheerful animal's eyes are inlaid from either coral, turquoise, pen shell, lapis lazuli, malachite and mother-of-pearl. A sterling silver toggle closure is lovely. Extra shipping charges may apply. This outstanding necklace will be featured in a special advertisement for Keshi in El Palacio magazine, Summer edition 2022.
We're always thrilled to offer any of Veronica Poblano's elegant jewelry creations because her artistic lineage is amazing. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d), the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica, her son Dylan Poblano and daughter Jovanna Poblano.
Veronica's all hand-fabricated 18K gold, golden-matrix rich turquoise, extraordinary red and pink coral cabochons, Hawikuh Rainbird earrings dazzle in their contemporary presentation. The Zuni Rainbird is known as "The Bringer Of Life" representing prayers for life-giving rain and snow. Hawikuh is an archeological site at Zuni. For pierced ears, the shorter earring measures approximately 2 3/4" long and 5/8" wide. The longer one is about 3 1/4" long and 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Dragonflies light up the air and skies with their captivating movements and iridescent beauty. One of the fastest insects on planet earth, these expert fliers can go higher than any bug. It's no wonder as the Zunis regard dragonfly as the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World.
Award-winning jeweler Charlotte Poblano-Peina's all handmade reticulated sterling silver and 14K gold pendant is called "Elusive Dragonfly". Carved chrysoprase wings, an etched green sea glass abdomen and a red coral cercus marry stunningly, while 14K gold tipped antennae surround a turquoise head etched with jet eyes. Charlotte fabricated the setting with an elongated opening to help illuminate the scrumptious green sea glass area from underneath. Including bale fixture, this alluring pendant is approximately 3 1/4" long and 2" wide. Signed by the artist. The lovely silver hammered collar is not included but is available and sold separately here.
A Hummingbird graces Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver unisex belt buckle. The fierce little bird glistens from inlaid abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, keeps this feathered friend fueled up. Hummingbirds are truly a wonder. Despite their tiny size they willing to endure extreme challenges traveling long distances in their migrations and will fiercely defend their territory all while representing a light hearted joy in living. This charming belt buckle is signed by the artists and measures about 3" long by 2 1/2" high and will fit a belt 1 1/2" wide.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Native American symbols of power, mobility and continuance of life adorn Joel Pajarito's spectacular tufa cast jewel box. Bison (or buffalo), Horse, sacred Corn, hand elements signifying unity, sprawling teepees, a magnificent head-dressed rider, in addition to important celestial stars, moon, sun and grand raincloud motifs are tufa cast from sterling silver. This amazing jewelry process involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then skillfully etching out designs, where molten sterling silver was poured in. Joel painstakingly and thoughtfully fortified every surface of this luxurious and museum-quality 2-piece lid with caddy. He also inlaid stunning sky-blue Kingman turquoise and brilliant red coral cabochons. This ultra-gorgeous box is approximately 3" long, 2 3/8" deep and 1 5/8" tall including cabochons, perfect for housing your most treasured keepsake. Signed by the artist.
Nine luxurious stations feature either old Morenci turquoise, large and rare specimens of natural red coral or precious Kingman turquoise, in this truly impressive sterling silver necklace by award-winning artist Veronica Poblano. Her creative lineage is noteworthy. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d).
Each custom cut stone and coral harmonizes in captivating shape and exciting alternating color. Some of the turquoise pieces have gorgeous pyrite inclusions. Morenci turquoise is particularly precious because it's no longer mined. Branch coral this large is hard to come by. Just to run your fingers over this highest-quality necklace is an incredible experience, imagine wearing it. The all hand-fabricated chain is amazing too.
Very comfortable to wear, Veronica's masterpiece measures approximately 20 3/4" long to toggle closure loop, plus an additional 3" trailing end that dangles beautifully below the toggle closure. The stones average in size from about 5/8" long by 1/2" wide, to 1" long and 3/4" wide. In a class all by itself, this memorable work of wearable art is signed by the artist.
Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is important. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica and her daughter Jovanna Poblano.
Permanently perched on a gorgeously carved black lip shell leaf, with crushed turquoise and a few bits of red coral, is this amazing feathered friend of stichtite. Veronica inlaid its lovely wings with turquoise and lapis. Friendly turquoise eyes take in the view, while a flat crest of feathers on its head is overlaid pen shell. About 2 1/4" long, 1" wide and 1 1/8" tall.
"The Honored One" is a magnificent tribute and remembrance from daughter Veronica Poblano to her wonderful father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
Masterfully carved from rare and old Morenci turquoise on a crushed red coral and amazing Kingman turquoise base, Veronica's beloved father Leo stands strong in his traditional clothing or blanket, that's inlaid with fabulous sections of red coral, pen shell and white shell. Other accents include red coral and turquoise cabochons that are inlaid with sterling silver, acting as his jewelry. His friendly eyes are of inlaid pen shell and shell, while his finely incised hair is secured with beautiful sections of natural branch red coral, serving as a head bandana. His moccasins are of rich pipestone and white shell.
On the back of his blanket, Veronica's inlaid a lovely limpet shell from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. A turquoise stone rests within this treasured shell.
Including the base, this important and small sculptural figurine is about 4 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 2 5/8" deep. Veronica's sterling silver signature label is permanently attached to this outstanding museum-quality piece. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, jet, pen shell, gold lip shell and mother-of-pearl cuff bracelet is all hand fabricated, showing off a magical inlaid Phoenix bird. The inlaid jet dots on the top area of the wings indicate it's a Phoenix bird, according to the Shack's. We love this stylized, mythical bird surrounded by a handsome border. This cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" including the opening of 1 1/2", and comes with the couple's sterling silver signature label attached to the inside of the bracelet. The inlaid Phoenix station is about 1 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide. Click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.
Bobby and Corraine Shack's phenomenal sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, pen shell, gold lip shell and mother-of-pearl necklace and earrings set is all hand-fabricated, showing off several gorgeous inlaid Phoenix birds and wings. The inlaid pen shell dots on the top area of the wings indicate it's a Phoenix bird, according to the Shack's.
We love these stylized, mythical birds. This striking necklace with handmade chain is about 18" long, comfortably resting on the collar bone area of one's chest. The center Phoenix bird station is about 2 1/2" long and 2 3/8" wide. The fabulous winged earrings hang at about 2" long including hook fixtures, and are 3/4" wide. Signed by the artists.