A jeweler since 1996, the artist was mentored by her late husband, famed Navajo jeweler Herbert Taylor.
Since his death, she has developed an award-winning reputation of her own.
True to her name, and Plains origin, horses hold a special place in her heart, and that affection emerges in her jewelry, too.
This handsome little pony is overlaid on a textured, “shadow” of himself – a very effective and unusual idea.
Although somewhat simplified, the graceful head, mane and tail are carefully wrought and recognizably naturalistic.
A vivid “saddle blanket” of natural red coral and coveted, gorgeous, blue Bisbee turquoise, is inlaid on the polished body, adding a vibrant accent.
The contrast of hand-chiseled texture and gleaming silver is very effective.
The bail is large enough ( 1/4″ diameter) to slip over small beads or heishi, as well as a chain, collar or ribbon,etc.
It is also stamped, nicely compatible with the pendant.
Here is a lovely, quintessential Dina Huntinghorse pendant that is very well made, very charming, with beautiful inlay, and very wearable, too.