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National Parks Store: Santo Domingo Jewelry Trunk Show


Join us as acclaimed artists Priscilla Nieto and Harvey Abeyta visit the National Parks Store to exhibit their Santo Domingo jewelry and discuss traditional techniques involved in their work!

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Join us as acclaimed artists Priscilla Nieto and Harvey Abeyta visit the National Parks Store to exhibit their Santo Domingo jewelry and discuss their traditional jewelry-making techniques involved in their work, including hand-pump drilling, sandstone bead shaping, and flint knapping. Though it is similar to jewelry found in Ancestral Pueblo ruins, Santo Domingo jewelry, which has a clean, modern look, is renowned for its intricate designs and painstaking execution, and each piece is considered a tool for the wearer’s life journey.

 

Priscilla and Harvey design and create many types of jewelry, including bracelets and earrings, but are primarily known for their exquisite necklaces, made of heishi. Heishi are tiny beads made of shell, coral, or stone that are cut, ground, shaped, sliced, and drilled then polished with oil or animal fat and strung by hand on extremely strong string. The necklaces are fastened by tying, rather than clasping, the beads, which makes the jewelry durable and comfortable.
Join Priscilla and Harvey for demonstrations and talks about their techniques at 11 AM and 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American Indian, crafts, culture, demonstration, educational, free, jewelry, show, traditional

Date:
Saturday, March 5
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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