1st Place Award Winners ~ Kewa Pueblo~ FARRELL & REYES PACHECO~ Hand Mosaic Turquoise "Barrel" Dangle Necklace on Adjustable Hand Cut Leather Hide

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1st Place Award Winners ~ Kewa Pueblo~ FARRELL & REYES PACHECO~ Hand Mosaic Turquoise "Barrel" Dangle Necklace on Adjustable Hand Cut Leather Hide

450.00

~UNISEX~

DESCRIPTION:

It’s the type of workmanship that is making this Kewa Pueblo couple reach closer to the top in the industry & where they have gained the recognition by major judged juried events.. Their work stood out so much that it caught the eyes of the judges at the 2018 Santa Fe Indian Market,where they ended up taking home the “1st Place Award in the “Best of Class" jewelry category,beating out literally all the 100's of jewelry artists that were showing there! They are the 2018 winners of Santa Fe’s Indian Market,which is our nations biggest Native American event,where they took home the 1st place award in jewelry.

Farrell & Reyes literally do everything single thing by hand,without the use of calipers & everything they do is done by ‘eye & feel’ & they refuse to go ‘modern’ on us by getting pulled in by using commercial manufactures goods that yes,can make the item get made faster,but this couple chooses to make jewelry the ‘Old School” way just like their ancestors have done!

THE MOSAIC DROP:

Dangling from the long double strand of hand cut hide is a signature look that belongs to Farrell & Reyes. The mosaic is done by the hands of Reyes who learned this ancestral art from her award winning uncle"Martine Lovato".. Sandwiched between the vibrant orange spiny oyster shell is hand snipped irregular cuts of turquoise that fill in the perfectly smooth form.You will not feel where the spiny oyster starts & the turquoise begins,except in color since there is no felt lines of demarcation! Inserted at the bottom of the base are 7 dangling strands of all hand cut olive shell heishi & hand rolled beads (Read below on this technique) of green turquoise & spiny oyster shell

HAND ROLLED BEADS:

By “hand rolling” the beads is an extremely time consuming technique,where each & every bead starts from a larger size rock or shell & then cut into smaller size pieces where then one by one,they are rolled over & over by hand with the use of a grinder that are sculpted,beveled & rounded until the bead is formed.You will witness the work marks & each bead will vary in thickness. One needs good dexterity,patience & steady hands to do these tiny beads!

THE ADJUSTABLE HAND CUT HIDE STRAP:

Instead of buying the leather to make the job go faster,Farrell chooses to cut his own hide to make the necklace part! It is cut & then conditioned at least 2X’s with saddle soap,so it’s nice & workable! I do not know how various knots are done,but this one intrigues me! As is,it is long enough to go over any size head & is presently a 2 strand.But if you want to go longer,you would move the slip knot & then while holding on to one of the strands,you move the knot & it goes from a double strand to a one strand! (see photos) The length fully double stranded is at 34” & my guess if you turn this entirely into a one strand it would double that length(?) It only turns to a 1 strand if you move the knot.

Perfect piece to pair with denim & cowgirl/boy boots & you are out all casual!! It has a undeniable traditional look but at the same time, very contemporary & modern.

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NECKLACE:

ARTIST:Farrell & Reyes Pacheco made exclusively for Plata de Santa Fe Jewelry

TRIBE: Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

METAL: Sterling Silver (Connection to the leather)

WEARABLE LENGTH: 34 "(2 Strand Without the Center piece ~ Length is probably doubled when turned to single strand)

CENTER PIECE: 5" (From Oyster top to longest dangle)

WEIGHT: 36 Grams (1.3 Ounces)

MATERIAL: Olive Shell~ Blue & Green Turquoise ~ Red & Orange Spiny Oyster Shell ~ Brown Leather

TECHNIQUE: ALL Hand Made~ Hand Rolling Beads,Hand Cutting Heishi, Mosaic,General Lapidary,Hand Cutting Hide,Original Design

HALLMARK: None~GUARANTEED to be their’s.Hallmark is also in the 'cut'

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Comes Gift Boxed.