Native American ~ Navajo ~ handmade sterling silver Horse Storyteller silver squash blossom necklace with matching earrings. Created by the well-known storyteller jewelry artist Navajo Lloyd Becenti.
The necklace measures 16 inches from the back of the neck to the bottom of the center horse. There are a total of 15 storyteller horses of different sizes on this necklace. Each horse has a storyteller scene in it.
The largest horse at the center of the necklace measures 2-1/4 inches long by 1-3/4 inch tall.
The matching horse earrings measure 1-1/8 inch long, and weigh about 3.5 grams each. Brand new and in perfect condition. The post is located near the top center of the horse's body.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by the artist, LL BCT, for Lloyd Becenti.
Lloyd comes from a well-known family of silversmiths, painters and weavers. His jewelry has been exhibited in many shows and publications and he has won many awards. The Becenti family is well-known for their amazing storyteller silver overlay jewelry.
STERLING SILVER OVERLAY TECHNIQUE. This technique uses multiple layers of sterling silver soldered together to create a three dimensional effect. The top layer is a handmade, hand cut overlay created from a sheet of sterling that is then bonded to the base layer of sterling. The base layer background is usually oxidized, which turns the silver surface black, and is often scratched or stamped. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible.