Dorene Calabaza from Kewa Pueblo made this simply elegant necklace by hand-rolling white clam shell, melon shell, turquoise, jet and apple coral and catlinite. Wearing one of this single strand necklaces is almost like wearing air. Depending on the wrist size, this necklace can also be worn as a bracelet.
The pieces of stone and shell are chipped out of the larger stone, a hole is drilled through each piece, they are then strung on a wire and rolled into perfection.
Size: 17.25" in length
Many of the Pueblos in New Mexico took on Spanish names after colonization and are now taking back their original names. Kewa Pueblo is the traditional name of the place and the people. It was known as Santo Domingo Pueblo for many, many years.