This is a beautiful Santo Domingo – Kewa Pueblo handcrafted Treasure Necklace by Carol Pacheco. This two strand work of art includes many stones, shells and a few baubles. This piece includes Turquoise, Lapis, Tiger Eye, Coral, Mother of Pearl, Agate and Spiny Oyster Shell to name some. This piece also incorporates a carved Turquoise leaf, Pen Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver Plated cones and clasp.
This necklace measures 24 1/2 inches in length as measured from the inside shorter strand. Total weight of this piece is 80.2 grams.
Carols art includes creating bead work that starts with raw materials that are sliced into strips and cut into small squares with nippers. The beads are strung on fine wire and nipped again, cutting the squares into rough circles or other desired shapes which are further ground into the desired shape on a grinding wheel. The final beads are smoothed, washed in clear water, dried in the sun and polished. Carol lives on the Santo Domingo - Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico.