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A reversible and iridescent gold lip mother-of-pearl shell Bison (or buffalo) pendant, which measures about 2" long and 1 1/4" tall, takes commanding center stage on this lovely single strand necklace, with an overall length of about 20". This gorgeous creation is by Andres Quandelacy of the famed Quandelacy family of Zuni Pueblo artists.
The reassuring presence bison is inlaid with a heartline of turquoise on both sides, which requires a lot of skilled inlay work but with such a beautiful result. Andres lightly incised its mane as well. It also has strong horns and wisdom-filled eyes of turquoise. Some of the colorful materials strung on this single stand necklace include turquoise, spiny oyster shell and vibrant lapis lazuli. The rounded and plump shapes of these individual beads are scrumptious. Andres' sterling silver signature label is attached.
Jesse Johnson was taught traditional jewelry making from his grandmother and parents while growing up at Zuni Pueblo. He's a decorated Marine veteran. Because of all he experienced while serving in Afghanistan, he needed to heal and it was his grandmother who showed him the way. He says being part of the Mudhead spiritual fraternity has helped him create peace in his life and his jewelry creations are an expression of this positive energy.
His spectacular Zuni Sunface earrings are loaded with many round "snake eye" shaped turquoise pieces that are each set with tiny, custom-cut bezels to support them. This is the way he was taught by his family, to honor the Zuni petit point jewelry tradition. Set in the meticulous stone-to-stone method are exacting pieces of turquoise, jet and mother-of-pearl. They form the Zuni Sunface symbol, which represents the elements in balance. These post earrings are heart-stirring and expressive of the wonderful man and jeweler Jesse is. About 3 1/4" long and 1 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Continuing the ancient jewelry tradition of her Kewa ancestors, Mary Francis Coriz's all handmade mosaic pendant is a glorious one. She learned the art from her mother, master jeweler Mary C. Lovato.
Select pieces of specially cut red coral, turquoise, serpentine, shell and mother-of-pearl are arranged in an eye-pleasing mosaic, all skillfully set a top a bed of shell. Sterling silver is seen within the mosaic design, as well as the entire border of this high-quality pendant. Including the sterling silver bale fixture, this awesome piece is about 3" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here.
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.
A Hummingbird alights Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver, glistening abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell inlaid unisex bolo tie. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, this feathered friend fuels up.
An adjustable 44" long black leather braided bolo with sterling silver tips hosts this winged delight. The tips themselves are about 2 1/4" long. The hummingbird and flower station is approximately 3" long and 3 1/2" wide. Signed by the artists.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Darrell Shebola's impressive Eagle unisex bolo tie is all hand-fabricated of sterling silver, carved gold lip shell and mother-of-pearl presented on hand-braided black leather. All three of the engaging raptor's eyes are of inlaid pen shell. We love how Darrell made use of the shell, allowing the golden areas of it to show off each bird's plumage. Overall length of this bolo tie is about 21 1/2", while the main raptor is about 2 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide. The two eaglets, gorgeously suspended from the silver tips, measure about 1" long and 7/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie
Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
Using channel inlay and hollow form techniques Franklin Carrillo hand build these sculptural beauties. The inlaid lapis, coral, malachite, sugilite, spiny oyster shell, turquoise, and mother of pearl shell window panes create a contemporary design. The hollow form building technique gives them mass without adding weight. About 1" long, 1/4" wide and the bottom, and 1/4" deep each earring weighs .2 oz, the same as 2 quarters.
Charles Martinez, Jr.
This necklace is a show stopper! Charles Martinez, Jr. carved a beautiful Bear from the spiral of a melon shell, a very large type of sea snail. On the shell he overlaid an alternating heartline of red coral. A wonderful Dragonfly friend is incised on the bear. This bear pendant is about 2 1/2" from nose to tail and 1 1/4" long, with a red coral eye. Above the bear are several other carvings, all of them carry their own unique personality. Highest on the necklace are two Beavers, one is carved of luscious mother of pearl shell, the other of Picasso marble. There are two Eagles, again one is mother of pearl shell but the other is a rich green serpentine. There is a Frog of Picasso marble and a Badger of red coral. Just above the bear pendant are two graceful birds of mother of pearl shell. Each animal has inlaid eyes of black jet or bright turquoise and range in size from 3/4" to 1 1/2" long. With a secure threaded clasp this necklace is 23" long. Signed by the artist.