Mother, wife, and teacher,as well as jeweler, this lovely lady has lived art since childhood. Together with her husband, Darryl Dean Begay, she has become one of the most honored masters of contemporary Native jewelry. Her favorite method is tufa casting, and a favorite motif is floral. This delicious pendant combines the two in instantly recognizable beauty, masterfully executed by this Best of Show winner at Santa Fe Indian Market.Molten silver was poured into the sandy, hand-carved tufa mold. Rebecca and her husband travel out to Hopi land for their tufa, for its fine-grained quality. Evenly textured silver is the background for a well-defined floral design, here. The delicate grace of the curved arabesques is especially noteworthy, given the crumbly nature of tufa. Solid petals are a handsome contrast to the lacy tendrils and the darkened background. This pendant would look equally handsome on a silver chain, silver or turquoise beads, and/or a ribbon. However you choose to wear it, these beautiful flowers will always be as fresh as a daisy.A great opportunity to acquire a lovely piece by this pre-eminent jeweler.
Depth: 1/8″ Diameter: 1 3/4″