This folksy colorful multigem inlay flower pin/pendant combo was created by world reknown Mary Tafoya. Mary's colorful abstract jewelry has become a favorite of many Native American jewelry lovers. Mary uses natural stones, shells and turquoise. She uses different types and colors of stones, unusual shapes of shell, cutting them at different angles to get the desired look.
The abstract hand made inlaid mosaic flower pin/pendant measures 2 inch long by 2 inch wide. Mary has attached a pin and necklace bail so the piece can be used as either a pin or a pendant. The bale will handle a chain over 1/8 inch wide.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist. It's etched M L Tafoya with a butterfly. Authenticity Card and gift box included with your purchase.
About the artist: Mary Tafoya learned her jewelry making techniques from her parents, by helping them string beads. She says that the old style Thunderbird necklaces inlaid on battery casings or records, that were sold during the depression era along highways or on the plaza in Santa Fe were the inspiration for her work. Using natural stones, shells and turquoise, her designs are free form inlay where no two pieces are alike. Sometimes due to the detail of her work, people think her designs are painted, but they are in fact the natural colors of her materials that have been intricately inlaid.