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.

  • 18" long
Mary Louise Tafoya, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo) New Mexico