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Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Incomparable and very collectible is this Dragonfly mosaic pendant, all amazingly handmade by award-winning artist and Kewa Pueblo elder Mary C. Lovato. Overlaid on a bed of shell, are many glorious pieces of jet, with vibrant lapis, serpentine and green turquoise. A watery dragonfly is of red coral, spiny oyster shell and turquoise, set with a border of sterling silver. About 2 1/4" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist along with her Corn motif.
The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here. The brown leather cord is not included.
All the extraordinary Cripple Creek turquoise beads and mosaic pieces seen in this necklace are from a precious and older supply stash of Mary C. Lovato's. She is an award-winning Kewa jeweler and elder. Cripple Creek turquoise comes from the Cripple Creek mining area located in Teller County, Colorado. It is rare and prized for its fresh beauty.
Taking center stage on this approximate 27 1/2" total length necklace, is a shell overlaid with specially cut pieces of Cripple Creek turquoise, all focusing in on a square section of shimmering abalone. The way Mary expertly handled these turquoise parts in relation to the natural curvature of the bivalve shell is amazing. They come together harmoniously. The mosaic shell itself is about 3 1/4" long and 3 1/2" wide.
Strung with these incredible turquoise beads, are several sterling silver beads and a lone coral bead as well. This mosaic shell necklace is a feast for the eyes and will be a joy to wear always.
Shelby Westika's father is artist Todd Westika, and her grandparents are jewelers and carvers Nancy and Sheldon Westika. They descend from the greater Quandelacy family of amazing Zuni artists.
We're pleased to offer Shelby's noteworthy bolo tie that showcases a bivalve sea shell with incredible texture achieved from adding ground pumice or tufa mixed with acrylic paint, which is then painted onto the shell's surface.
Eye-catching and wonderfully unusual, Shelby's unisex bolo tie with braided black leather cord is about 39" long, while the sterling silver tips are 2" long. The shell station is about 3" by 2 3/8".
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
This gorgeous and colorful necklace, from Rick Quam, features 8 lovely stabilized Kingman turquoise Bears with jet inlaid eyes. Interspersed between the bears are beads of spiny oyster shell, coral, turquoise, plus brown and white shell. The colors are soft and muted perfectly complementing the turquoise bears, which each measure about 1" square. The overall necklace length is about 25" long, with a sterling silver hook closure with sterling silver adjustable chain.
Mary C. Lovato's jewelry creations are highly collectible! She has been making jewelry since the 1950's. These mosaic earrings are classic examples of her signature works. A mosaic of black jet and white clam shell are overlaid onto a melon shell backing. Sterling silver bands create graphic hour-glass borders between black and white, while two jet beads punctuate the white center. Mary has cleverly included one tile of high quality blue lapis on each earring like a secret treasure for you to find. Mary says of her jewelry, "Whoever it may go to, may they have strength, may they have a happy life". Signed by the artist, hanging 2 1/4" including handmade sterling silver hooks, and weighing 8 grams, these striking beauties are easy to wear.
A striking mosaic pendant by the award-winning and collectible Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo jeweler Mary C. Lovato. She has masterfully arranged specially-cut pieces of turquoise, red coral, abalone, jet and marble surrounded by sterling silver to create this one-of-a-kind work of art. The hand element can represent unity and creativity.
All the materials have been overlaid on a natural shell which is about 2 1/4" long and 2 1/4" wide, signed by the artist. The brown leather cord is not included. The hammered silver collar is available and sold separately, please inquire.
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.