Darrell Shebola's fabulous, all hand-fabricated sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, pen shell, mother of pearl shell, pink mussel shell, and abalone inlaid Hummingbird, captures the delicate and vibrant bird mid-flight as it drinks the nectar of a shell and coral flower. The jewel of the sky pin/pendant is inspired a design his Grandmother Ella created. The tiny bird has delicate incising detail to accentuate a feathered texture as well as lively eyes of inlaid turquoise. The versatile pin/pendant combo measures about 1 3/4" long by 1 3/4" wide and is signed by the artist.
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.