Native American Jewelry Fetish Dove Animal Necklace Native Necklace Green Serpentine Shell Stones Southwest Beaded Goddess Gift Healing Jewelry
Feel the Native American Spirit
Feel the Power of the turquoise
Nourishing your Spirit….
Authentic Tribal Jewelry, Southwest Style
Inspired by Native American Indigenous cultures.
Made by Native American Indian artisan member of our collective, Kewa Tribe (aka Santo Domingo) Maria Susanna Lovato.
Serpentine Necklace Features:
– Maria’s unique 3-Dove & Handmade Bead Design is a Signature Design.
Each Bead is Beautifully Handmade with love by Maria Susanna Lovato, a Pueblo Treasure,Her White Signature Bead is registered with the prestigious South Western Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) organization for recognition & cultivation of Native American Fine Craft Maker Artists.
Below, you will find a further description of this maker’s process.
– Maria says that Serpentine is the hardest of all the Natural Stones to work with. The stone she chose to work with here is a gorgeous shade of Natural, Lime Green Serpentine.
– Each Serpentine Dove is hand carved and the eyes are inlaid with natural stone for color
– Heishi Shell – a cherished Traditional Native American Bead Making material, Hand made into round Heishi Shell Beads from Oyster Shell
– Sterling Silver Beads
– Secured by a Sterling Silver Hook & Eye Clasp
– 25″ Long!
– Heirloom Quality Synthetic Sinew is used as Professional Stringing Material.
Maria Guarantees her work against defects for one (1) year from date of purchase. Save Receipt & Contact us if there is any issue; & we will put you in touch with her.
Necklace Extension available @$1 pr Inch
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All Weights and Measurements are Approximate.
In My Own Words: “My name is Maria Susanna Lovato. I live in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico and was born there. My grandpa raised me. His name was Patricio Calabaza. He went by Pat. My grandpa taught me all the Indian culture and the process of jewelry making. I was helping him drill and string the turquoise at the age of eight. We used to hand drill and grind. My grandpa used a tire tube as he rolled the turquoise on a stone. He put the tire tube in the palm of his hand and would start rolling. I learned to grind the necklaces as well. I use modern and traditional drilling and grinding methods now depending on the stone I am using. At the age of 14 I had a strong interest and desire to express my grandfather’s teachings.
The experience of making jewelry from rough materials deeply impacted me; the teachings, the meaning in jewelry making and prayers in the rough stone. Then I decided jewelry making was my destiny in life. I wanted to use my grandfather’s traditional talent to communicate with the world. I cherish the rough stones from the Earth as I work with them. I pray along the way while I shape the stones. It takes a lot of patience and some creativity. When I finish my work, I feel proud. When I sell, I explain how I have made the jewelry. The people then have this feeling that there was a lot of heart put into one piece of jewelry. i demonstrated my work at the Santa Fe Museum to receive my trademark. I chose a white bead for my work.
My work has taken me to arts and craft shows in different states such as, Hawaii, Florida and Southern Illinois. I also show my work at the well-known Santa Fe Indian Market, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I compete at different arts and crafts shows and usually place 1st, 2nd or 3rd place with my work. I enjoy communicating with different people as I travel.
I had 2 sons, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. I spent 14 years in the Bernalillo Public School System as a teacher’s aid. I loved working with the children. I had to quit my job after back surgery and began to make jewelry full-time.
I’m proud of my work and teach my artwork to my children so they can pass it on to their children. I feel it’s a part of who we are. It has been passed down from generation to generation.”