Navajo Pearl Necklace
Oxidized Sterling Silver Navajo Pearl Necklace By Artist Michelle Jameson. This necklace features sterling silver hand made beads with a hook and eye closure. This pearls are 13mm and is 18 inches.
Navajo Artist Michelle Jameson
Michelle Jameson was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1971, a Navajo Reservation border town, straddling canyons and Route 66, traditional Navajo culture and the edge of the wild west. She was born into a family of silversmiths, some very well known Mary Marie Lincoln, Lee and Raymond Yazzie. What she does with jewelry is also a balance of the traditional and contemporary. A hallmark of her designs is her sterling bead necklaces, graduated and polished to a satin finish. Whether oxidized or shiny, her beads are a testament to the best of Navajo “pearls.” She learned from her Grandmother Elsie Yazzie and her aunts, Shirley Johnson, Lola Daw, and Mary Marie Lincoln (Marie Yazzie). They got her started while teaching her how to dome and file each bead to perfection and it’s Michelle’s shining spirit that gives life to the necklaces.