Lupe Lovato is a Santo Domingo Pueblo jeweler who is best-known for his gorgeous necklaces of handmade beads. We have been offering his pieces at Chacodog.com since 2002. His beads are well-known for their smooth transition in size.
These are hand-turned beads of stabilized Kingman turquoise strung on beadalon (nylon-sleeved braided stainless steel wire). These are "fat" beads with a larger diameter than most disk beads. This is a perfectly graduated, smooth strand of masterfully made beads in variegated green. Five graduated tabs of matching green Kingman turquoise "corn" highlight the center of the strand.
Kingman beads: 3/16" to 9/16" diameter; 1/16" to 3/32" running length
Kingman tabs: 7/8" to 1 1/8" long; 3/16" thick
Length: 21" + tabs