Christina Eustace, one of the daughters of the late potter Felicita Eustace, of Cochiti Pueblo, and the late Zuni jeweler, Ben Eustace, is a highly respected, Master jeweler, like some of her siblings.
She has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other prestigious shows. She has collectors throughout the United States and has work included in the legendary British Museum, in London.
This exquisitely hand-wrought dragonfly pin is an example of her scrupulous workmanship and beautifully feminine style.
The proportions of this dragonfly are as graceful as the original creature, flitting ethereally over water.
Their watery habitat is the reason dragonflies are considered such good luck, among the desert tribes of the southwest.
Gently shaped scallops make a lovely edge to the graceful bottom wings, and subtle curves form the top pair.
Minutely textured, they shimmer, approximating the delicacy of the natural creature.
The slender body is elongated and tapered, segmented by a few chiseled lines, barely as wide as a hair, and brilliantly polished.
Two tiny globes of plain silver, represent the eyes, at the top.
They gleam like headlights and add a touch of curvaceousness to the long vertical line of the body.
Perfect proportions and a judicious eye for texture and contrast create an elegant design, realized by meticulous workmanship.
This is one of the most beautiful jewelry versions of the dragonfly to be found, anywhere.