Mosaic Cowrie Shell Traditional Style Necklace, by Mary Louise Tafoya
Masterpiece Mosaic and Cowrie Shell Necklace
Cowrie shells beautifully inlaid with serpentines, corals, thulite, spiny oyster, Kingman turquoise, rodenite, denim lapis, lepidolite and other stones; set with jeweler's epoxy and jet.
Hand-rolled Kingman turquoise beads on sturdy, flexible wire and sterling silver clasp. This is a stunning and unique necklace, reminiscent of the most traditional Kewa jewelry.
Mary Louise Tafoya, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo) New Mexico