DescriptionHandcrafted by San Felipe Pueblo artist Fernando Padilla, Jr. this unique necklace features an dinosaur fossil carefully encased in copper wire with copper and jasper beads that come together with a comfortable braided leather cord. By paring materials, Fernando has created a unique look using the shapes of the copper wire and warm colors to bring his creative visions to life a skill that has always come naturally to Fernando who first carved wooden animals in elementary school using his mother’s kitchen knives.
This pendant is a unique and contemporary style of Native American art and is sure to be a cherished piece in any collection.
Necklace measures 26" long by 1/2" wide with pendant measuring 3-1/8" long by 1-3/8" wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.