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Santo Domingo Artist"Jolene Bird"Mosaic Necklace

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Casa Navarro
812 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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 Santo Domingo Artist"Jolene Bird"Mosaic Necklace
For those of you that know us,you know that our specialty is in Vintage designer Mexican jewelry,BUT we are fortunate enough to have this most AMAZING piece of ART by multiple winner,"Jolene Bird" from the Santo Domingo Pueblo here in NM.It has "Statement" written all over it,it's massive,hard not to see and looks & feels so wonderful! She brings such an ancient design into the 21st. century Passed down from her Grandfather,who learned from his ancestors. Each panel is done with HAND CUT stone,mosaic so beautifully from stones and shell a top a serpentine stone backing.Her color combinations & patterns are what also give this it's unique piece its phenomenal appearance,not to speak of the stupendous size!!Having all the colors she put into this piece,allows you to wear this with just about anything!! It measures 27 in.long,the center pendant is 2 in.,the panels range from 1 3/4 in.-1 1/2 toward the back.The hand cut turquoise beads (with hints of brown matrix) are approx.5.5mm.The stones consist of,Lapis,orange spiny oyster,lapidilite (Lavender sparkly stone),serpentine,green Nevada turquoise(with brown matrix) This is HAND MADE(Thank God!) and the beauty in this piece is the irregular,imperfect lay outs,being each panel is not exact.Also,NO 2 pieces are alike! A DEFINITE Must have for those people who do not want the same jewelry everyone else is wearing!!! This is a definite conversation piece! Your support also,keeps Native American artists alive!! ABOUT JOLENE: Jolene Bird is an accomplished artist who learned her craft from her grandfather over 20 years ago. Jolene, a Native American, makes her jewelry in the tradition of the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. After studying at the prestigious Poeh Institute in Santa Fe, Jolene has continued to refine her craft by selecting only the finest raw materials and then cutting, carving and shaping each separate element to create her highly refined jewelry. Working with natural materials, Jolene makes her own beads from stone and shells, sizing each piece as she makes her jewelry. She is particularly accomplished in inlaid mosaic pieces. Finishing many of her works with hundreds of heishi beads, Jolene cuts every bead - each a different size and dimension, while at the same time relating to the adjacent beads - resulting in some of the finest traditionally designed necklaces and bracelets found in contemporary Native American jewelry. Jolene is a regular participant in a number of shows throughout the United States each year. She won 1st Place in "Sculpture" for a one of a kind,mosaiced Tiger's Paw Clam in the Traditional Category at the prestigious 2013 Red Earth Festival in Feb.2013 in Oklahoma City an event sponsored by the Oklahoma City Art Museum. And won 1st. place for the same piece at the "Tesoro Indian Market" in Morrison, May 2013. She took 2nd Place at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN (2012) and also show's her work at the famous Santa Fe Indian Market in Aug.,as well as "Winter Indian Market here in Santa Fe,NM. A regular guest participant in a number of national and international shows, Jolene has presented her jewelry at: - Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, Indian Show, December 2012(There again presently 12.2013) - Heard Museum, Scottsdale, AZ, Summer 2012 - Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, Christmas Show, December 2011 - Smithsonian Institute, New York, NY, Select Jewelry Show, November 2010 A sale by you or your assigns guarantees to Marc Navarro Galleries, that you are satisfied with the item's condition prior to your purchase and that you are buying a item in "As Is" condition. Please view all the photos.We thank you for looking & your interest.

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