A jeweler since 1996, the artist was mentored by her late husband, famed Navajo jeweler Herbert Taylor. Since then, 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 attractive little pony is overlaid on a textured, “shadow” of himself. Although somewhat simplified, the graceful head, mane and tail are carefully wrought and naturalistic. A handsome square of natural turquoise is embedded in the polished body, like a saddle blanket, adding a colorful accent. The contrast of hand-chiseled texture and gleaming silver is very effective. The bail is large enough to slip over tiny beads or heishi, as well as a chain, etc. It is also stamped, to be compatible with the pendant.
Here is a lovely, quintessential Dina Huntinghorse pendant that is very accessible, very charming, and very wearable, too.