Loop-de-loop with flair, panache, and absolute mastery.
A delightfully loopy pendant that is fun and fashionable, by one of the most creative of Native silversmiths.
Internationally renowned for his contemporary jewelry, this third-generation award-winner is known for cutting-edge design and flawless execution.
His grandfather, Leo Poblano, and mother, Veronica are honored for innovation, bringing Zuni jewelry far beyond needlepoint styles.
In this sprightly little pendant, he has introduced a glistening druzy to sinuous sterling silver, and they get along fabulously.
Druzies are natural quartz crystals, like those found inside geodes.
According to Wikipedia, they are “a coating of fine crystals on a rock fracture surface, vein or within a vug or geode.”
This one has been enhanced a bit with heat, to bring out glittering pastel sparks.
The silver, sensuously rounded and polished, curls and curves like the traditional sign for a river, an ancient and very good luck symbol.
Sparkling like moonlight on flowing water, this pendant is beautiful and very well-executed, as well as witty and chic.
Ancient symbol and contemporary design, both, it will excite admiration on a chain, narrow collar, leather cord, or….whatever fits through it.
A handsome and accessible way to own a piece of this famous artist’s museum-worthy work.