A bear with an arrow entering the body through the mouth represents a heart line or lifeline; the breath gives life and points to the soul or spirit where the faith and inner strength resides. This overlay pendant consists of two pieces of sterling silver in the shape of the bear that are soldered together. The top layer has a design of an arrow, the gap to form the bear’s legs and a diamond. Rather than filling or darkening the cutouts with oxidation, they are given the texture of sand molds. Within the diamond lies a long, oval Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone and holding it, a smooth bezel. Behind the pendant is the hallmark, “Jackson” hand stamped.
- Sterling Silver
- Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
- Bear Pendant measures to 47 mm width x 31 mm length
- Turquoise Stone measure to 7 mm width x 13 mm length
Tommy R. Jackson
Navajo Arts and Crafts Vendor
Fetish Bear with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Overlay Pendant