Turquoise Tab Necklace by Harvey & Janie Chavez
Turquoise Tab Necklace by Harvey & Janie Chavez Turquoise Tab Necklace by Harvey & Janie Chavez

Turquoise Tab Necklace by Harvey & Janie Chavez

£695.00

This gorgeous necklace comprises of twenty three hand drilled and polished ‘tab’ stones of Arizona turquoise interspersed with hand cut traditional heishi beads of turquoise and apple coral and sterling silver beads. Necklace measures 45cm in length.

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Turquoise tab necklace by Harvey and Janie Chavez

This gorgeous necklace comprises of twenty three hand drilled and polished ‘tab’ stones of Arizona turquoise interspersed with hand cut traditional heishi beads of turquoise and apple coral and sterling silver beads. This unique necklace is lovingly handmade by Harvey and Janie Chavez of the Kewa Pueblo tribe in northern New Mexico, USA. The necklace is finished with sterling silver cones and measures  45cm in length.

Beads:

Harvey Chavez expertly handcrafts beads in the traditional way of the Kewa Pueblo tribe in Northern New Mexico, USA. From tiny heishi, hishi or heishe beads to fine wafer cuts, every stone is individually hand cut, drilled and polished from natural materials such as turquoise, coral, pipestone, black jet, serpentine or shell. This once wide spread traditional skill is practised by fewer and fewer members of the tribe with each passing generation. Harvey and Janie Chavez are committed to practising the techniques learned from their parents, grandparents and great grandparents. They have passed these skills to their children and grandchildren in the hope that this knowledge will survive into future generations.

Harvey’s finished beads are strung into infinite combinations by his wife Janie. Janie makes necklaces, bracelets and earrings from the hand cut beads and hand formed feathers made by her husband.

The Chavez family have been making jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for over thirty years. We are honoured to bring you the beautiful work of this talented family.