Five-Strand Turquoise Necklace handmade by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Joe Pacheco. The beads are carefully strung by hand, separated by heishi beads. The necklace measures 30″ inches long with a 4" extender.
Joe Pacheco began his jewelry-making career working with his mother. In 1980 he started doing the style that has made him internationally known. Pacheco and his wife, Marilyn, carefully craft each of their necklaces by hand, taking up to a week to create one piece.