Glorious juvenile bald Eagles have fledged their nest and prepare to migrate to a warmer region as colder days approach. Darrell Shebola is a master jeweler carving each stone and shell in this incredible 25" long handmade sterling silver necklace. Set in the challenging stone-to-stone method, each etched piece of mother-of-pearl, jet, gold lip shell and turquoise are set side by side to compose the jet-eyed raptors. The center bird is approximately 2" long and 1 1/2" wide, while the eagle's heads are roughly 7/8" long and 7/8" wide. The elegant feather elements measure about 1 1/4" long. The hand-fabricated silver chain is really lovely too. Signed by the artist.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle necklace will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
Please click here to learn more about traditional inlay jewelry in Toshio Sei's 2013 copyrighted book "Figural Designs in Zuni Jewelry". This wonderful publication is not included with Darrell's pin/pendant but can be purchased separately.