Petit Point Necklace & Earrings
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Necklace is 16" with 1" drop. Earrings are 1" in diameter. Circa 1970's . Necklace & each earring are signed "ET". Natural Lone Mountain of Nevada or possibly Fox, blue green to translucent teal, no matrix.
Condition of necklace and earrings is excellent.
There are certainly no finer examples of "petit point" stone work than the exquisite creations of Edith Tsabetsaye. Her intricate designs and flawless detailed execution of every setting, silver raindrop and spiral, exemplify all that is best and wondrous in this art form.
No machine can duplicate the perfect marriage of lace and filigree that Edith Tsabetsaye has achieved in her fine jewelry creations. With unimaginable skill utilizing sterling silver and natural stone, this Zuni master has achieved adornment art forms worthy of royalty with the wearable comfort of a loving caress!
Each earring has 40 turquoise petit point stones 4 mm length X 1 mm width. The necklace is hinged for fluid fit and movement.. There are 143 petit point cut stones measuring approximately 4 mm length X 1 mm width. In additional there are 5 round cut cabochons 2 mm in diameter for a total of 148 stones.
Born circa 1940, this Zuni jeweler is respected as a master of needlepoint jewelry.
Given the title of Precious Living Treasure by the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Edith has won Best of Show at Santa Fe's Indian Market and the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial.
Each stone is done with a dome shape that she has perfected.