A talented jeweler, she also has links to two of the most prominent artistic families of Zuni: the Poblanos, and the Eustaces.
This handsome pin is a contemporary version of the carved stone and silver feather designs made famous by her former in-laws, Ben and Felicita Eustace, in the 1970’s.
The iconic style is updated by the use of natural spiny oyster shell, and two different turquoise stones.
One of the turquoise stones has a toasty-hued matrix that harmonizes beautifully with the spiny oyster shell’s tawny coloration.
The apple green turquoise pieces, and the earthy shell and mottled turquoise, form a lovely warm contrast to the icy glitter of the polished silver.
The silver feather is gracefully detailed; the stones and the silver stand up from a darkened silver base in three dimensions, with flattened silver dome-lets for added gleam.
Meticulously fabricated, by hand, the pin is a new version of a beautiful classic that still is appealing – the definition of timeless.