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