The shepherds hook can be opened and hooked between beads or be used as a bail with collar, omega or chain.
Begay - Navajo
Paula says - "The amazing detail in these Wedding Basket pendants was so hard for me to capture in a photo but scroll to the bottom of the page to see a bigger closeup. Since the pendants are slightly cupped, there is a 3 dimensional feel to them. Incredible workmanship."
silver collar is not included.
From the Artist, Roland Begay
"I'm not much for talking about me. I started casting with the Morgans in 1973. And I started making story teller jewelry end of that year, but I call it home scene because it is what I remember seeing growing up at my grandparents' place. I rodeoed in my younger days, ran barrels, trained barrel horses. I enjoy creating jewelry. I have sooo many ideas that I want to create but just so much I can do each day." R. H. Begay.
Begay's work has won awards at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial and at the Heard Museum's annual show in Phoenix.