JJ Otero is a noted musician and artist of Navajo and Hopi ancestry. While making jewelry is a recently discovered art, he is a natural, as you can see in these striking earrings.
Using the overlay technique, and beautifully precise texture and stamping, he has combined his dual heritage in one dramatic and finely finished pair of earrings.
The design features a wavy and textured band, flowing down between two polished silver areas.
This symbolizes the most precious resource in the high desert – water.
On either side of the textured river symbol, tiny dots have been stamped. These represent drops of water.
Even the narrow borders of the triangular dangles have been meticulously textured, in a minute scale.
With both noticeable texture and gleaming silver surfaces, these earrings will attract attention and admiration.
Large enough to be noticed, no matter how long your hair, these are also easy on the ear.
Traditional symbols of good luck blend with a compelling design and precise workmanship; the best of then, and now.
Once an award-winner, always one – in any and every medium, it seems!