Kenny and Angie are renowned for their necklaces of handmade beads, carefully prepared nuggets and shell beads. They make some of the very finest handmade beads of all the artisans at Santo Domingo Pueblo. While Kenny makes the beads, Angie does the stringing. The best necklaces are made with the best beads, but they must also be well strung and that is the magic of their partnership.
This five strand necklace is strung with lively blue nuggets of Kingman turquoise mined in the 1970's. This is superior color in a group of beautifully tumbled, drilled and prepped nuggets. Angie knows how to string these to render the strands silky for fluid movement. She achieved this by stringing a bead of fine-diameter baby olive shell heishi between each turquoise nugget. She also added a short run of baby olive shell heishi before finishing this necklace with Sterling cones at the catch. A fine, multi-strand nugget necklace of such quality is exceedingly hard to find these days.
Kingman turquoise nuggets: 1/4" to 3/8" diameter
Length: 24 1/2" plus 2" chain