Sweet Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlaid Earrings

Sweet Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlaid Earrings

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These sweet small dangle earrings were handmade by Zuni jeweler, Velda Nastacio.  She inlaid light sky blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise in sterling silver and added twisted wire around the bottom stones.

Size: 1.25" L x .25" W

Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo.  Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry.  The metal channels, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design.  Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section.  It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).