Jewelry artist Kendra Roberts uses an ancient Native American technique to create her colorful wearable art. A lapidary artist, Roberts’ mosaic stone and shell inlay style consists of hand-picked gemstones set by inlay into sterling silver. Her pieces are all handcrafted in her New York studio. These pieces were recently featured at Heartful Hub, but a rerun here is in order here so I can feature the lovely heart necklace below in time for Valentine’s Day.
Red Heart Pendant
This hand-cut and polished spiny oyster shell Red Heart Pendant is wrapped in silver and hung on polished silver link chain. $115 at Etsy.
This dramatic Kachina Pendant is composed of one of three compositions you get to choose from: Red spiny oyster shell with turquoise or abalone with lapis or turquoise and lavender jade. They’re made to order, so you can even request other stone/shell color combos. All options inlay in sterling silver. $225 at Etsy.
This pretty Pebble Bracelet with three pebbles was inspired by river pebbles. It’s shown here in lapis, turquoise, red spiny oyster and lavender jade. But you can also choose mother of pearl, abalone shell, malachite, yellow jasper, and others. $69 at Etsy.