Classic Cerrillos Pendant

Bernadette Eustace


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Bernadette Eustace is one of thirteen children of a Zuni father and a Cochiti mother. Her parents, Ben and Felicita Eustace taught her to show a strong respect for the materials and time-honored processes of her art.

Bernadette says, “My parents told us that if we were going to jewelry at all, we would have to do it their way, the right way. They were the ones who would be selling these items for us, so they would make sure that a certain standard of quality was being met.”

Bernadette makes sterling silver jewelry using channel inlay, shadowbox, and set stones. She sometimes incorporates her father’s leaf motif. Twisted rope detailing is often a feature of her work. Her pieces range from elaborately detailed inlay work to simple pendants with carefully chosen single stones hung from leather.


Width: 1 1/4″ Height: 2 1/8″ Depth: 3/8″