Irene Lovato is the daughter of noted necklace maker Alice Lovato and sister of necklace maker Lupe Lovato. Most of her pieces are multi-strand and their magic is that they are rich with beads and have perfect sway. She almost always braids her beading strings to make a traditional finish which can be tied off at various lengths.
This three strand necklace is strung with beautifully vivid stacked small flat nuggets of Kingman turquoise in combination with chip beads of red, orange and purple spiny oyster. Unlike most of Irene's necklaces which are finished with braided beading string ties, this necklace is finished with Sterling cones, an extension chain and a metal hook and eye catch.
Kingman nuggets: 1/4" to 3/8"diameter
Spiny oyster beads: 3/16" to 1 1/8" diameter
Length (as tied in photos): 22 1/2" + 3" extension chain