And just like their ancestors, everything is literally done with the power of the hand. Their work is so precise, you would think their jewelry was done by a machine. Everything is made by "Eye & Feel" with no use of calipers & nothing is created unless their spirits are in check & never create if the time isn't right, since it shows through in the final piece. What an amazing set to be cherished!
To really appreciate this set, you have to understand the techniques used to make them. This is made beyond precision, with the wearable portion part of the necklace being made of brown color hand cut Baby Olive Shell heishi & "hand rolled" green turquoise beads. These are not'bought & restrung' beads, but rather everything was made with the power of the hand! If you run your hand down the heishi, you'll be amazed to find how smooth it is!
So smooth, you would think it was made by a commercial manufacture! The green beads in the necklace & earrings are what is called "Hand Rolled", which you do not see artists do too often! By hand rolling the beads is extremely time consuming technique, where each & every bead starts from a larger size rock & then cut into smaller size pieces where then one by one, they are rolled over & over by hand (via machine grinder), sculpted, beveled & rounded until the bead is formed. You will witness the work marks & each bead will vary in thickness.
One needs good dexterity, patience & steady hands to do these tiny beads! Mosaic'd atop of a Picasso Marble backing is Nevada green turquoise that has been snipped into all these little pieces & fill the top in, like a puzzle. The mosaic is done by the hands of Reyes who learned this ancestral art from her award winning uncle"Martine Lovato". It has a undeniable traditional look but at the same time, very contemporary & modern.The necklace is not heavy & is very wearable. Read above in the "Necklace" description about the technique of "Hand Rolling". If you appreciate authentic Native American jewelry still made with the power of the hand as I do, you will really appreciate the work that went into this set! ARTIST:Farrell & Reyes Pacheco. TRIBE: Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo Pueblo).
WEARABLE LENGTH: 19(Without the Center piece). MATERIAL: Baby Olive ShellNevada Green TurquoiseSpiny OysterPicasso Marble.
HALLMARK: NoneHallmark is in the'cut. ARTIST: Farrell & Reyes Pacheco. MATERIAL: Baby Olive ShellNevada Green TurquoiseSpiny Oyster.
HALLMARK: Nonewill come with a artisan signed card. PLEASE READ TERMS BEFORE PURCHASING. Sometimes however, colors can vary, either lighter or darker, depending on settings, either on your end or mine.. I photographed with 3 backgrounds, so please zoom in on all the provided photos to see variation. To give you close ups, pictures tend to look much more larger & more magnified than in actuality.
Also, things you'll see in photos that look noticeable, are generally not in person. If you find the item is not as great as I think it is, it does not mean the item is'not as described', I can only speak about the way I personally see it! The item "FARRELL/REYES PACHECOTurquoise MosaicHand Rolled Earrings/Heishi Necklace Set" is in sale since Monday, December 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Jewelry Sets". The seller is "platadesantafejewelry" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This item can be shipped to United States.