Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlaid Earrings

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlaid Earrings

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These Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings were made by Danny Seoutewa using the channel inlay technique.  The design reminds us of a turtle shell or fish scales.  So graceful!

Size: 1.5" H x .375" W

Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo.  Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry.  The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design.  Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section.  It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).