Les Baker Designs - Native American Turquoise Jewelry
What a beautiful piece of turquoise jewelry. This pendant has beautiful flowing sterling silver leaves and vines around its genuine turquoise stone. You know this is a one-of-a-kind pendant because each piece of silver has been individually cut and soldered together. This pendant measures 1" x 1" not including the bail. If you're looking for turquoise jewelry with lovely silver work, this pendant is definitely for you.
This pendant was handmade in Les Baker's unique leaf and vine style. He was an amazing artist from Albuquerque, NM who taught Native Americans silversmithing at the university. He created his own unique style and became very well-known in the Native American jewelry community. While he most often created turquoise jewelry, he did use other stones as well. Les was also a great friend of ours and actually taught my father silversmithing. Unfortunately, he passed away on Feb. 14, 2014. However, his wife Shirley Baker has gathered some of the top American Indian artists to continue his beautiful style.