This necklace will be sure to bring attention. The hand-rolled jet beads are graduated, and there are tiny jet spacers between one near the natural green turquoise nuggets in the center. Each nugget is its own universe of shape and color. They end with a handmade sterling silver bead, and hook and eye clasp. It's stunning...
Size: 27" long
Lupe Lovato is a well-known jeweler from Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico. He is a master at making hand-rolled beads and jacla style necklaces. He has been making jewelry for decades.
Many of the Pueblos in New Mexico took on Spanish names after colonization and are now taking back their original names. Kewa Pueblo is the traditional name of the place and the people. It was known as Santo Domingo Pueblo for many, many years.