Reversible Single Strand Handmade Heishi Bead Necklace using Melon Shell, Jet, Turquoise, Lapis and Spiny Oyster Shell Handmade by Charlene Reano. This necklace features a mosaic reversible star inlaid with Mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Lapis, Spiny Oyster Shel, Pipestone and Melon Shell plus silver hook and eye clasp. Charlene Reano Mosaic Reversible Star Necklace
Charlene Reano of San Felipe is married into the Reano family. Santo Domingans are well-known for their inlay work. Charlene’s inlaid earrings and bracelets have the appearance of intricate, colorful tiles – a mosaic of rich color and pattern. The type of inlay work created by Charlene and her in-laws has a revered history dating back to their Anasazi ancestors. Stunning earrings and pendants have been unearthed from ancient dwellings – extraordinary pieces made by patient hands one thousand years ago.