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Peyote-Stitched Big Sur Jade Pendant

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Peyote-Stitched Big Sur Jade Pendant

95.00

Bright beads. Local love.

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Light sage-green Big Sur jade pendant cradled in a net of handwoven multicolored seedbeeds. Sterling silver twisted-wire slide. Jade is sliced and lightly buffed, but not polished to a high shine for a more muted, organic look. 100% handmade by Jenny Lucero in Big Sur. Pendant measures 2 & 1/4” long from the top of the slide to the bottom of the jade, and is 1 & 1/4” wide at its widest point. Slide is large enough to accommodate most necklaces.

Peyote-stitching is an off-loom bead-weaving technique originating in the pre-colonial Americas, and there are specific patterns and applications of it that continue to have spiritual and cultural significance to Native peoples. It has also been widely adopted by the wider beadcraft community, often as a setting for gemstones as in this piece, which features four separate hues of green glass seedbeads that compliment the locally-collected jade. Big Sur is known for its offshore deposits of nephrite jade, pieces of which can be found washed up on the south coast beaches. Local jade ranges in color from light icy green to nearly black. The flowing lines of the polished stone shine with the deep magic of the ocean it came from, and it is considered a lucky stone, which will bring its bearer good fortune.

A lovely, one-of-a-kind wearable part of the coast.