This is a beautiful Santo Domingo - Kewa Pueblo handcrafted Necklace by Carol Pacheco. This Piece is created with Turquoise, Agate, Lapis, Carnelian, Clam Shell and Pen Shell Heishi. The silver on this piece is Sterling Silver Plated. Overall length of this piece is 29 1/4 inches. Total weight of this piece is 80.0 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.