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Vintage Sylvia Begay Radcliffe Pendant of Sterling Silver Buttons

Vintage Sylvia Begay Radcliffe Pendant of Sterling Silver Buttons

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If you're looking for a unique bit of southwestern flair that goes with everything, take a gander at this handmade sterling silver pendant of finely stamped silver button dangles. It's a vintage piece by Navajo great Sylvia Begay Radcliffe, daughter of THE Kenneth Begay.

So easy to wear, the versatile pendant hangs from a shepherd's hook, so you can attach it to your Navajo pearls, turquoise beads, coral beads, a simple chain, a leather strap, or as we show it, with a hand rolled heishi shell necklace by Kewa phenoms Terry and Joe Reano. (The necklace is sold separately). Solo or stacked, this pendant will give you miles of style.

It's an upcycle from the private, personal collection of our special friend and mentor Marti Struever. If you didn't know her, she was an American Indian art dealer, collector and scholar as well as a style maven. Marti had a true gift when it came to assembling creative high-style looks with different Native American pieces of jewelry. This particular pendant was once a pair of earrings. After Marti lost one of the earrings, she decided to repurpose the remaining one as a pendant. How cool!

It's now ready for its new life around the neck of the next style maven. 

The pendant measures 2 1/2 x 1 3/4" and is unsigned. 

If you'd like to see the accompanying two-strand heishi necklace by Joe and Terry Reano, drop us a line.

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