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Omnipresent birds bring joy and contentment through their sweet songs and vibrant plumage. As pollinators, they keep ecosystems running smoothly through seed dispersement, all the while maintaining rodent and insect populations. They also fertilize forests and agricultural land. Zuni Pueblo master jeweler Quintin Quam's sterling silver overlay inlay necklace honors eight unique feathered friends in a museum quality piece. We happily see a lazuli bunting, a cardinal, a hooded oriole, a blue jay, a Hummingbird, a snowy Owl, an eastern bluebird and a scarlet macaw flocking together, presented with beautiful backdrops of flower and plant foliage including a few lovely Butterflies.
Quintin is a genius in working the overlay inlay jewelry technique, which requires great experience and patience in both lapidary and silversmithing skills. Each of the eight stations on this collectible necklace started out as sterling silver sheets that were laboriously sawed out to leave a negative space of design. Another piece of silver was annealed to it. Colorful stones and shells such as malachite, red and pink coral, turquoise, lapis, fossilized ivory, Mojave green turquoise, jet, spiny oyster shell, mother-of-pearl, jet and pen shell were meticulously hand cut and inlaid bringing to life this extraordinary work of art. Each bird is etched with amazing detail.
The overall length of this incredible necklace is about 29", which doesn't include the two center drop stations which by themselves measure about 4 3/8" long. The individual bird stations are approximately 2" long and 1 1/8" wide. Even the handmade silver chain is gorgeous. Signed by the artist.
Our Keshi gallery will be hosting Quintin Quam for an Artist Reception during Market weekend in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Zuni Pueblo jeweler Quintin Quam's mastery in both lapidary and silversmithing skills results in a beautiful overlay inlay presentation of a phenomenal Eastern Bluebird pendant. The top piece of sterling silver was laboriously sawed out to leave a negative space of design. Another piece of silver is annealed to it. Colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, shell, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, malachite, pen shell and jet were then meticulously inlaid bringing to life a sweet feathered friend out in nature. Measurements including the sterling silver bale are approximately 3 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide. Signed by the artist.
The overlay inlay jewelry technique requires great experience and patience in both lapidary and silversmithing skills. The top piece of sterling silver is laboriously sawed out to leave a negative space of design. Another piece of silver is annealed to it. Stones and shells are then meticulously inlaid bringing to life a unique composition. Zuni Pueblo jeweler Quintin Quam has mastered the overlay inlay technique in an outstanding sterling silver, red coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli, malachite, melon shell, pen shell and spiny oyster shell cardinal bird pendant. Measurements including the sterling silver bale are approximately 2 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. Signed by the artist.
Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez, Zuni-Acoma
A rainbow of naturally bright colored stones and shells reside in this exciting sterling silver cluster work necklace by Elliot Coonsis. We're happy to welcome him to Keshi's website with his fabulous, all handmade work of wearable art.
Red coral, mother-of-pearl, malachite, jet, lapis, purple and orange spiny oyster shells, turquoise, sugilite and fluorite occupy this approximate 23" long necklace. Each silver bezel has been hand-cut to securely hug each rounded cabochon.
The silver chain is all hand-fabricated. The overall length of this scintillating necklace is about 23" long. The smaller medallion stations measure approximately 3/4" wide, while the larger medallion stations are about 1" long and 7/8" wide. The pendant part hangs at a lovely 2 1/2" long. A lobster claw clasp closure is located on the right side of the necklace's chain in an unusual and stylish presentation.