Sterling silver handmade wirework pendant with needlepoint cut coral by Billy and Betty Betoney.
Diné-Navajo Nation artist Billy Betoney learned to make jewelry from his wife in the 1970s and since then they have been collaborating with one another, creating a style that is instantly recognizable. In the 1980s, Billy tried numerous times to enter Indian Market. Finally in 1989, he convinced a relative to share a booth. That year he won the award for “Most Creative Design-Any Class”. Betty Betoney and Billy Betoney continue to win awards—their skill, creativity and quality workmanship making their pieces desirable to collectors.