These pendants were made by Michael Adams (Hopi/Tewa) and are engraved on natural alder wood and painted with red or baby blue acrylic with black.
The small pendants measure 1" wide and hangs on an 18" silver chain necklace. The design reflects Hopi-Tewa symbols for prayers and moisture as a messenger. This item ships from the US.
Born on the Hopi reservation and surrounded by culture and art, Adams was inspired to create his own style with jewelry. He looks to his parents for inspiration; his mother is a Hopi/Tewa potter and his father is a Katsina doll carver. Each earring is created using gourd or basswood. He hand-cuts, shapes, and then paints each earring using acrylics. A final coating of protective gloss seals the design and gives the earring a shine. He explained, "I love to incorporate color and Hopi symbolism into my designs all referencing nature as it occurs naturally."