There is nothing old that can’t be made new again.
I love creating one-of-a kind designs and this hand made unique piece fuses an old world Native American pendant that has been repurposed with 30 strands of shimmering faceted cut hematite gemstones giving new life to a beautiful heirloom. The intriguing center piece, a vintage silver dollar with Zuni turquoise inlay has been repurposed to function as a clasp.
The Zuni’s are noted for their precise turquoise, coral and other gem inlay. The most traditional Zuni style of jewelry is called petit point, which can be identified by tiny turquoise stones each supported in its own bezel. It is extremely time consuming work. The repurposed clasp is a piece of art and hand crafted using this technique that was passed down through the generations. That is why the value of a piece does not just come from the materials – the silver, turquoise and hematite but rather the value is derived from the artistic tradition that inspired the piece and the craftsmanship that brought it to life.