Posted 2 years ago
I just can't help it! I am a hoarder of turquoise!!! These pieces are all a 'marriage' but I think they work pretty good together.
So, for my own record, and for anyone that may be doing research, I'm going to do my best at giving all the details I know about the pieces I acquire... I'm sure I should have been doing this all along,... Ok friends, there is no possible way for me to complete anything here right now. This post has literally taken me ALMOST 10 hours to get this far, yes 10 hours and I am completely exhausted. My mother is not well, I should say she has gotten worse and I just am at a loss at the moment. This is the hardest thing ever. I keep thinking I must have truly been a rotten child and it's my payback, but reality and logic tells me it is not true. at least I can chuckle for a minute tho.
I will come as often as I can but I'm pretty sure I won't be able to stay long when I do. I already miss being here so much and having fun with all my friends here!
I will end this post by saying that the only piece here that is actually signed is the new pair of earrings. They are by Leandra Nezzie, it's signed "Leander Nez", Navajo. Also used to stamp the initials "LN". Many Native American silversmiths, over time, have changed the way they sign/stamp their makers mark more than once or twice which makes it a bit hard to identify them if you don't know their work.
The other two pieces I have shown here have both been mis-struck, so I can't tell who the maker is. Now I'm at 11 hours and I am toast!
I'll be back when I can. Much love all and hope to see you soon! xoxo Sue