J1487 Turquoise Beads Twenty string turquoise necklace from the Peyote Bird Collection by Santo Domingo bead maker Lisa Chavez and Navajo silversmith Curtis Pete.The exquisite heishe style turquoise is Sleeping Beauty with coral accents.
Size: 22 inches
About the Artists
Lisa Chavez is known for her exquisite heishe style turquoise. Much of the Santo Domingo jewelry made today is very similar to Anasazi jewelry found in digs at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde. Some of the jewelry found in these digs is more than a thousand years old. If you are in the west you will surely see Santo Domingo Jewelry and especially Santo Domingo Beads in all the major galleries.
The silver cones, chain and clasp are by award winning silversmith Curtis Pete. Navajo/Hopi artist Curtis Pete has been a silversmith since the pre-1980’s. He works in both contemporary and traditional styles, silver twist wire, cluster, set stone overlay and fabricated jewelry. He was the resident silversmith for Rocking Horse Ranch.