Kitty Butterfly Necklace

$1,875.00

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Kitty Butterfly Necklace

Sterling Silver, Kingman Turquoise, Mexican Turquoise, Coral and Fossil Kitty Butterfly Necklace by Michelle Tapia. This whimsical necklace features wings and body of turquoise, a face carved from fossil, dotted accents of coral on a stamped silver backing (2″ x 2.25″). The rectangular silver chain has a hook and eye closure and measures 20″.

People who are familiar with scrimshaw are often times confused that a Spanish girl from New Mexico is working on fossilized (over 20,000 years old) walrus tusk. My designs are all from my heart and my culture. My love of animals and anything of beauty influence me most.” — Michelle Tapia

Santa Fe Artist: Michelle Tapia

Michelle TapiaMichelle Tapia is an award-winning jeweler and artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Awards:

Best of Show 3-Dimensional 2001 Contemporary Hispanic Market 1st Place Precious Metals 2002

Feria Artistica Best of Crafts 2005 Contemporary Hispanic Market Best of Misc. 2005

Contemporary Hispanic Market Best of Show 2007

Contemporary Hispanic Market Best of Fine Jewelry 2007

Contemporary Hispanic Market Purchase Piece “Adam and Eve” Heard Museum permanent collection Best of Jewelry 2009

Contemporary Hispanic Market Best of fine Jewelry 2014

Contemporary Hispanic Market Best of fine Jewelry 2015

Contemporary Hispanic Market Best of fine Jewelry 2019

Note: Care must be taken so that the ink does not fade. Wipe with a dry cloth and avoid getting jewelry wet.