Needlepoint Earrings


Item Number: DR 1228
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artists: Maryann and Felix Chavez
Medium: Turquoise and sterling sliver
Age: Circa 1990s
Dimensions: ¾” X ½”



These elongated earrings feature five beautiful needlepoint cabochons of blue turquoise terminating in sterling silver rain drops.

This husband and wife team begin their jewelry creations by cutting up stones handpicked for perfect color and size. They specialize in needlepoint and petit point designs. Mary polishes the sterling silver to bring out the fantastic sky blues of the stone.

Their hallmark consists of offset joined initials of both. They are listed in Barton Wright’s Hallmarks of the Southwest and Gregory Schaaf’s American Indian Jewelry A-L

These handcrafted earrings have a beautiful silhouette evoking a side flower. With a shape and color that are flattering to every face, this pair of earrings will become a staple in any jewelry collection.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector from Arizona.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz