Pinwheel Necklace and Earrings
This one-of-a-kind statement lariat necklace and earring set is handmade by Zuni silversmiths Octavius and Irma Seowtewa. The duo specializes in needlepoint jewelry, which is characterized by straight, narrow-shaped stones that form a point on both ends. They collaborate on all of their work; Octavius creates the sterling settings while Irma cuts and sets the natural stones. This dramatic set features Sleeping Beauty turquoise and showcases the couple’s incredible craft that has been passed down by generations of artisans in their families. The black background of the pinwheel design is created by oxidizing the metal before the turquoise is set and finished with a delicate rope detail.