Beautiful new satin finished sterling silver overlay thunderclouds pendant with 18-inch sterling silver chain, created by Hopi artist Duane Tawahongva. The overlay work is clean, bold and elegant. The pendant measures 7/8 inch by 5/8 inch and weighs about 3 grams.
Brand new and in perfect condition! Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included. Hallmarked by the artist. Duane is a member of the Coyote Clan and uses his initials DT as his hallmark.
Silver Overlay is a process of soldering one piece of silver, from which a design has been cut, over another piece of silver. 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.