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Allison Melton, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Jess Johnson's glamorous necklace and earrings set is incredibly handmade from intricate sterling silver bezels holding a slew of stunning Kingman turquoise "snake-eye" shaped stones. He says that "turquoise has been a sign of strength for me as a Zuni artist. It has blessed me..."
The classy necklace with lovely hand-fabricated chain is about 21" long, while its center station is approximately 3" long and 1 1/4" wide. The side stations measure roughly 2 3/8" long. The gorgeous earrings are for pierced ears, dangling at about 1 7/8" long and 7/8" wide. Signed by the artist. Please click here to learn more about Zuni jewelry.
Colorful elegance is the result of Stephen Haloo's formidable skills. The all handmade turquoise and sterling silver petit point cuff bracelet is alive with many custom-cut round "snake eye" shaped stones, each set with tiny bezels to support them. The traditional Zuni petit point technique is mastered by Stephen, featuring 3 delicate rows of stones, which are carefully matched for color consistency as well. The bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" including the opening of approximately 1 1/4" and is about 1/2" wide. Signed by the artist. Please click here for help in determining wrist size or follow this link to read more about Zuni Pueblo jewelry.
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
An old-style Eagle teaches us that maintaining a comprehensive view is beneficial in life, as an eagle lives this way all the time. Carved from a stunning turquoise, Melvin Sandoval's elegant raptor (or Hawk) is about 2 3/4" long, 1" wide and 1 3/4" tall. A natural variation within this turquoise specimen, provides this bird with a sweet suggestion of an eye on one side of its head.
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.
Kevin Chapman, Zuni-Sioux
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Bring out a beautifully bold spirit within yourself by wearing these stunning 3 1/2" long and 1 1/8" wide sterling silver and turquoise dangle earrings by silversmithing great Jess Johnson. They're for pieced ears and feature many round "snake-eye" shaped turquoise stones with tiny handmade bezels to support the. Contemporary in styling yet traditionally made, these signed by the artist earrings are an extraordinary success. Please click here to learn more about Zuni jewelry.
Nick Rosetta, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Some view a dazzling Hummingbird as a "feathered bee" because as they sip nectar from a flower, grains of pollen adhere to their bodies. Like other pollinators such as a butterfly or bumblebee, pollen is transferred to the next bloom they visit. Numerous plants depend on a hummingbird's pollinating services. Kevin Chapman's graceful hummingbird dips down to drink at about 1 1/4" long, 7/8" wide and 1 1/4" tall. It's been essentially carved from an attractive turquoise displaying natural teal green and blue hues.
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)
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
Maxx Laate is beloved for his gorgeous fetish carvings but he's also a wonderful jeweler. His folks Gretchen and Bennie Laate (d), and his sister Margie Kaamasee are jewelers. Hand-made from sterling silver and sky blue turquoise, Maxx's cross pendant includes small intricate details that add depth and texture. This lovely pendant is an eye-catching size at about 3 3/4" long and 2" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver snake chain is not included but is available and sold separately here.