415 W Gurley St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
The 17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum on July 12 & 13. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are exquisite carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets, and distinctive jewelry. Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art Markets.
Come on down and visit me! I would love to see you!!
This necklace has three main pieces which are designed to be worn together, but may be worn separately as well. Dinosaur bone, with deep shades of brown, maroon, red and tiny flecks of green are set with highly polished silver. The two main pieces are hollow forms.
The bone in this piece was found in Southern Arizona.
The large piece is about 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide, and the small piece is slightly bigger than 3/4 inches long by half an inch wide. The pieces altogether are about a half inch thick.
It is rare to find stones like these, so I was so excited when I came across them. This particular set of stones comes from southern Arizona which is also a plus. (I like to buy locally when I can – and the southwest has great gems and minerals to chose from).
Azurite is a deep blue copper mineral, and so it is found in areas where there are copper deposits. Because azurite and malachite have a similar chemical composition, they can be found together, making a striking color combination of deep blue and bright green. (Wikipedia)
These earrings are hand-cut and hand-hammered. It is increasingly difficult to find stones like these, so I don’t know when I will be making my next pair.