Here's an absolutely amazing, and very unusual, necklace, pendant and earring set that was handmade by the remarkably talented Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Timothy Bailon.
This wonderful example of Native American art features a traditional style necklace that Timothy made with two strands of turquoise and shell beads that are separated by heishi beads.
Timothy added a spectacular, contemporary style pendant that he made by inlaying Boulder turquoise stones (in a variety of colors), some of which are separated from each other with a single strip of inlaid silver. The back of the pendant is a single slab of serpentine.
Tim is the only artist we know of that makes this style of pendant.
His use of traditional and contemporary styles in the same piece of art displays Timothy's wonderful creativity since most Santo Domingo artists continue to make only traditional style jewelry.
Here are the details:
The two strand necklace measures 28" long and the pendant is 3+1/2" long (including the bale).
Combined, the necklace and pendant weighed in at 80 grams.
The earrings are 2" long (including the ear wires) and weigh 4 grams (2 grams each).
This beautiful jewelry set will certainly make a fantastic addition to your jewelry collection, or a great gift.
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