Santo Domingo Pueblo MARTINE LOVATO Hand Cut Rondelle Heishi Turquoise Bead Earrings

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Santo Domingo Pueblo MARTINE LOVATO Hand Cut Rondelle Heishi Turquoise Bead Earrings

175.00

I came across Martine's work about 3-4 years ago,while walking through Santa Fe's Indian Market..Matine's work impressed me for the fact that he is one,who still cuts everything by hand & also how his pieces are made with impeccable precision like no other..He is considered a "Master Artist" & if you ever get your hands on his work,you will then see why..

There are some of the Pueblo people that are now going the 'easy' route" & buying 'already made' heishi  beads & yes,instead of cutting them the 'old school' way,they,themselves are using machine manufactured materials..This is something you will never find with Martine & this is what makes him stand out from the rest..He does not partake in 'tourist' style jewelry & the fact is,he still does it all by hand..His heishi beads are smooth,his work is clean & I am a huge fan of his,for all these reasons..There are no shortcuts with him,there is no buying already cut & then restringing,with him...He still makes his pieces just like his ancestors did & this is the beauty of this Master Artist's work. 

If you appreciate work that is done with the power of the hand,rather than commercial manufactures,then you can appreciate these earrings.They are Native made,at their finest..

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ARTIST: MARTINE LOVATO

TRIBE: SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO/KE-WA

STONE: STABILIZED BLUE KINGMAN~RUSTY RED SPINY OYSTER BEADS

(Stabilized turquoise is used,since the artist needs the stone to be 'hard' in order to cut)

STONE SIZE: FROM 3.8 mm TO 4.8 mm 

CUTS: HAND CUT RONDELLE'S & ROUND

MEASUREMENT: 3-1/4"(FROM CURVATURE OF EAR WIRE TO BOTTOM)

COMBINED WEIGHT: 5 GRAMS

METAL: STERLING EAR WIRES

MATERIAL: STRING

HALLMARK: NONE~NO ABILITY BUT GUARANTEED