Here's a unique contemporary carved leaf necklace created by Chris Nieto of Santo Domingo Pueblo. The necklace features nine 1-1/4 long leaves that have been carved from stabilized apple coral. The leaves are strung on a necklace with turquoise, jet, white shell and apple coral beads. As with all Chris's work, this is a one of a kind beautiful piece.
The necklace measures almost 20 inches long. Brand new and in perfect condition. Purchased directly from the artist, Chris Nieto. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included with your purchase.
Christopher Nieto is a young artist from Santo Domingo Pueblo who has excelled beyond his years in terms of the exacting precision of his traditional necklaces, both in terms of design and execution of the component parts of his pieces. All of his beads are handmade and his mosaic inlay work is second to none in its quality of craftsmanship.
His work is increasingly sought after and in May 2006 he won first prize for his necklace entry at the IACA Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was also a second place Artist of the Year winner in jewelry for his necklace entry in 2007 and a third place Artist of the Year winner in jewelry for his bracelet & pendant entry in 2009.