HANDMADE NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY
Stacy Turpen is a Navajo lapidary artist specializing in fetish carvings. Here he is at a previous JOGS show talking about Sunwest Silver turquoise & products.
We're getting ready for the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2018, JOGS
You can register online at https://jogsshow.com/account/
"We wanted to capture the sheer scale of the day-to-day operations at Sunwest Silver, we were lucky because our backdrop was this authentic cultural explosion of southwestern history," said Jennifer Minnich of Consumer51.
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The word heishi (pronounced hee-shee) means ‘shell necklace’, and is the word used to refer to the intricate strands of handmade beads of shell, and in modern times, stone. The word heishe comes from the Keres language, which is spoken by the people of the Kewa Pueblo, formerly known as the Santo Domingo Pueblo.
In the Southwest, the Squash Blossom necklace is recognized as the most significant piece in any collection of handmade Native American jewelry.