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Torevia & Delbert CrespinTorevia and her husband Delbert Crespin live at Santo Domingo Pueblo with their family. They are famous for their multi color necklaces and large  inlaid pieces. Torevia's brother Pula Calabaza was one of the first at Santo Domingo to start making this pattern of chokers. She is the youngest in that family. The materials used in their necklaces are:   jet (black), pipestone (brown), Melo shell (white or orange), spiny oyster shell (dark orange or red) turquoise and anything green is usually serpentine or turquoise.
Do to the handmade nature of bead work, all bead sizes are approximate. Santo Domingo's do not use         calipers - work is sized by eye.

Delbert Crespin
White Thunderbird Necklace

Made from white melo shell. The bird and side tabs are inlaid on jet with melo shell, turquoise, coral and jet . The bird is 2.75" side and 3.75" tall. Strung with melo shell beads graduated from 12mm. 20" long without the bird.

Price: $350.00

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Thunderbird Necklace
by Torevia and Delbert Crespin


These necklaces were originally sold at the train station at Santo Domingo during the Depression (1920's and 30's) to visitors stopping to stretch their legs and buy some of the local color while the train filled up with water. Torevia started to make them again using most of the same materials: shell, turquoise and spiny oyster. She inlays them on jet however, they did use old 78rpm records or battery cases. The necklace is 24" long. The thunderbird (a water symbol) is 3" x 3.75".

Price: $350.00

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Delbert Crespin
Thunderbird Necklace
 by Delbert or Torevia Crespin


Traditional thunderbird. Inlaid on jet with apple coral , orange melo shell, jet and turquoise. The bird is 3" wide and 3.75" high.

Price: $350.00

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Cleopatra Necklace by Delbert Crespin

Delbert and Torevia don't always make this necklace. It is their version of an Egyption design. It is 25 inches long adjustable to 26 inches. The inlaid tabs are 2.5 inches long and 1/4 inch wide, inlaid on jet. Materials used to inlay are lapis, turquoise, melo shell, MOP shell, coral, serpentine and jet.

Price: $595.00 

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         MOP Rounded Tab Necklace         by Delbert Crespin

Beautifully done necklace. Inlaid on jet with coral, turquoise, jet and Mother-of-Pearl Shell. The tabs are 1 1/8" long and 7/8" wide graduated. Strung on  jet beads. The necklace is 21" long.

Price: $395.00

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Kiva Stepped Pendant with Coral beads by Delbert Crespin

Inlaid on both side on jet. The back side is turquoise, the front is inlaid with MOP shell, turquoise, jet melo shell, turquoise, lapis, and serpentine. It is 5" long and 1.75" wide. The 3 strands of coral are graduated from 10mm.The necklace is 18" long adjustable to 21".

Price: $550.00

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Lapis Rounded Tab Necklace by Delbert Crespin

Beautifully done necklace. Inlaid on jet with lapis, coral, turquoise, jet and Mother-of-Pearl Shell. The tabs are 1 1/8" long and 7/8" wide graduated. Strung on white melo shell beads. The necklace is 20" long adjustable to 23".

Price: $395.00

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Green Turquoise / Jet Tab Necklace by Delbert Crespin

The tabs on this necklace are inlaid on jet with green Nevada turquoise, coral, jet and Mother-of-Pearl. They are 1 3/8" long and 7/8" wide. The necklace is 18" long adjustable to 22". Finished with jet beads.

Price: $475.00

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       Sodilite Necklace w/ Pendant          by Torevia Crespin

This necklaces is made from sodilite stone. The beads are graduated from 10mm. The necklace is 20 inches long. The pendant is inlaid with jet with turquoise, lapis, jet, coral, sodilite and MOP shell. The pendant  is 2 inches long and 1 1/8 inch wide.

Price: $160.00

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        Jet Necklace w/Inlaid Drums        by Delbert Crespin

Then Necklace is made from  jet. It is 25 inches long. The beads are graduated from 1 inch. The drums are inlaid on jet with turquoise, jet, white & gold-lip MOP shell, coral, melo shell, pipestone and serpentine. they are 1 inch in diameter and 1 5/8 inch long.

Price: $460.00

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              Many Colors Necklace           by Delbert Crespin

Inlaid on jet with turquoise, coral, MOP shell, serpentine, pipestone, jet, abalone, purple spiny oyster shell and lapis. I've probably left out some. The center tab is 2 inches wide and 2.5 inches high. Finished with jet beads and SS beads and cones. 20 inches adjustable to 25 inches with a SS chain.

Price: $560.00

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White Melo Shell Necklace w/Inlaid Drums by Delbert Crespin

Then Necklace is made from white melo shell. It is 25 inches long. The beads are graduated from 1 inch. The drums are inlaid on jet with turquoise, jet, white and gold-lip MOP shell, coral, melo shell, pipestone and serpentine. they are 1 inch in diameter and 1 5/8 inch long.

Price: $490.00

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            3 strand Multi Color Bib            by Torevia Crespin

This large bib necklace is made from melo shell, pipestone, jet and turquoise. It is 28" long, but add another 3" to the length for the longest strand of the bib. The beads are graduated form 12mm (1/2").

Price: $395.00

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   Turquoise Rounded Tab Necklace     by Delbert Crespin

The tabs are inlaid on jet with turquoise, coral, MOP shell, lapis, melo shell and jet. The tabs are 1" by 3/4" in size. The beads are 6mm melo shell. The necklace is 18 inches adjustable to 21inches.

Price: $395.00

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Coral Rounded Tab Necklace by Delbert Crespin

The tabs are inlaid on jet with turquoise, coral, serpentine, MOP shell, melo shell and jet. The tabs are 1" by 3/4" in size. The beads are 6mm Jet. The necklace is 19 inches long adjustable to 23 inches.

Price: $395.00 

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White Tiger Paw " 8 Fingers" Necklace Delbert Crespin

Ceremonial Necklace made from white melo shell beads graduated from 1/2". The tabs at the side and the tiger paw "fingers" are inlaid with turquoise, jet and MOP shell. The "finger" area is 3.5" wide and 4.5" long. The length of the necklace is 20 inches on the inside, adjustable to 23 inches. The outside length is 28 inches, adjustable to 32 inches. Very large necklace.

Price: $595.00

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Ja'Claw Necklace by Delbert Crespin

This necklace is a mordern take on an old design. The beads are made from White melo shell. The tabs on the side are coral, turquoise, melo shell, jet and serpentine. They are graduated in size from 2 inches long. The chunk on the middle where all meet is made from melo shell, jet, turquoise and jet. It is inlaid on both sides with a different design. 2.25 inches high and 1.75 inches wide .5 inches thick. Tha "ja'claw" hanging off is 5 inches long. 2 strands of melo beads with coral,  turquoise, jet  and serpentine "corn" in the middle. 

Price: $595.00

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            3  Inlaid Placks Necklace            by Delbert Crespin

Strung on 3 strands of white melo shell beads graduated from 10mm. The 3 placks are inlaid on jet with coral, turquoise, serpentine, jet and purple sugilite. The middle plack is 3 inches long by 1.75 inches wide, the side placks are 2.15 inches long and 1.25 inches wide. The necklace itself is 23 inches in length. Earrings to match are 2 inches long with the wire and 1/2 inche wide. 

Price: $625.00

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            Lapis Choker with Pendant            by Torevia Crespin

Lapis nuggets with accents of turquoise, melo shell and coral. The pendant is inlaid on jet with MOP shell, turquoise, coral and jet. It is 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. It is 20 inches long adjustable to 22 inches. The nuggets are 1/2 inch in diameter.

Price: $160.00

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          5 strand Multi Color Bib                 by Torevia Crespin

This large bib necklace is made from melo shell, pipestone, jet and turquoise. It is 28" long, but add another 3" to the length for the longest strand of the bib. The beads are graduated form 6mm (1/4").

Price: $395.00

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              Jet Choker w/Pendant              by Torevia Crespin

Jet beads with accents of turquoise. The pendant is inlaid on jet with MOP shell, turquoise, coral and jet. It is 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. The jet necklace is 20 inches long adjustable to 23 inches. The beads are graduated from 10mm.

Price: $160.00

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            4 strand Lapis Necklace             by Delbert Crespin

Made from 1/4 to 1/2 inch lapis nuggets with accents of spiny oyster shell, turquoise, MOP shell and coral. The square pendant at the bottom of the necklace is 2 inches long and 1.5 inch wide, inlaid on all 4 sides. The pendant is inlaid with lapis, coral, turquoise, MOP shell, jet and sugilite. The necklace is 24 inches long . The drop on the bottom is 5 inches long. Picture to the left is the other side of the pendant.
Price: $675.00

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Multi Color Earring by Torevia Crespin

 These earrings are strung on a post with various materials. Very colorful. They are 2.75 inches long and the beads are 5mm in diamter. Ask for pictures to chose. Or tell me dark or light, plain or multi.


Price: $35.00

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Bracelets

Multi Color Bracelets

Torevia Crespin made these bracelets. They come in brown(pipestone), Black (jet), and Melo shell (white or orange). They are 7" - 8" in length. The beads are 5.5mm in diameter.

Sale Price: $38.00
 

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Turquoise Inlaid Earrings

Delbert or Torevia Crespin made these earrings. Inlaid on turquoise with jet, coral and MOP Shell. They are 2.5 inches long with the wires and 3/4 - 1inch wide.

Price: $60.00

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Jet Inlaid Earrings

Delbert or Torevia Crespin made these earrings. Inlaid on jet with serpentine, coral and turquoise. They are 2.5 inches long with the wires and 3/4 - 1inch wide.

Price: $50.00

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Coral Inlaid Earrings

Delbert or Torevia Crespin made these earrings. Inlaid on coral with MOP shell, jet and turquoise. They are 2.5 inches long with the wires and 3/4 - 1inch wide.

Price: $50.00

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