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Jan Tenorio Blessings In The Sky Necklace

$700

Item Number: DR 1546
Pueblo: Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo
Artist: Jan Tenorio
Medium: Melon shell – both white and orange, Mediterranean Red Coral, White Mother of Pearl, Royston turquoise, Kingman turquoise, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, Abalone shell, white clam shell, brown baby olive shell, and sterling silver
Age: 2020
Dimensions: 26” in length

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Description

A 10-strand handmade heishi that is just colorful perfection!

This very striking ten strand heishi necklace is all hand made by Kewa artist Jan Tenorio. Jan uses natural stones and shells in her beautiful jewelry. The primary stone in this necklace is Acoma black jet. It is enhanced and accented with Melon shell – both white and orange, Mediterranean Red Coral, White Mother of Pearl, Royston turquoise, Kingman turquoise, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, Abalone shell, white clam shell, and brown baby olive shell. All of these stones and shells a fastened with sterling silver cones and clasp.

Jan says the labor is mainly getting all of the materials ready and then the fun begins! She must slice and cut into strips each stone or shell, then cut them into tiny squares. Each little piece must be drilled and strung on wire to grind down to 2mm in size before the final stringing. It takes hard work to create such a stunning necklace.

The various colors of stones and shells in this striking necklace make it the perfect piece to wear with anything! It is just the right length at 26”.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.