Jovanna comes from a family of exceptional Zuni jewelers, noted for their innovation.
Her late grandfather, Leo Poblano, mother Veronica, and brother Dylan, are all celebrated for bringing Zuni jewelry far beyond traditional styles.
Like her mother and brother, she brings Zuni tradition into the 21st-century with creative designs featuring unusual materials and designs.
Her work is featured in museums and collections, worldwide.
Her chosen specialty is combining finely constructed beadwork with wonderful stones, in unexpected, but stunning, necklaces.
Beadwork has a tradition, in Zuni, but Jovanna taught herself that skill, with gorgeous results.
Meticulous attention to detail and superb craftsmanship are hallmarks of her pieces, along with a brilliant sense of color and texture.
This dazzling necklace is an example of her talent, taste, and workmanship.
The butterfly truly shines as the focus of this necklace – a bold and colorful centerpiece!
The large amber cabochon is complimented by the beads, whose range of colors is reminiscent of a full cycle of sunrise, daytime skies, evening, and the darker night sky. The wings include Turquoise and Chrysoprase cabochons as well, adding dimension and color.
Below the bold, beautiful butterfly is a group of graduated dangles, featuring beads of different materials and colors, with a larger bead dangling from the center at the very bottom.
The whole necklace is magnificent, opulent, luxurious – and, just as splendidly compatible with turtlenecks, other sweaters, and other “regular” clothes.
Of course, for a special occasion, it seems fit for a queen!
In the words of a prestigious museum of Native art, “Jovanna’s pieces truly fit the description ‘wearable art’”, and this necklace is truly wearable, as well as a work of art.