St. Kateri Pendant Necklace
Sterling Silver, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and Fossil St. Kateri Pendant Necklace by Michelle Tapia. This hand carved circle pendant features an image of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (who is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church) surrounded by sterling silver flowers that have Sleeping Beauty Turquoise in the middle of the flowers. This round pendant is 1 1/4 inch X 2 3/4 inches on a 16″ silver snake chain.
Santa Fe Artist: Michelle Tapia
Michelle Tapia is an award-winning jeweler and artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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.