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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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Delbert Crespin

         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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Torevia Crespin

           Lapis Choker w.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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            Jet Pendant Necklace              by Delbert Crespin

The pendant and side tabs are inlaid on jet withe turquoise, MOP shell and jet. The beads are jet. The necklace is 22 inches in length inside adjustable to 26 inches.. The beads are granuated from 12 mm. The pendant is almost 5 inches long and 1.25 inches wide at the thickest. The side tabs are 1 inch wide and 1.25 inches high. New design!!!

Price: $495.00

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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 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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        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 white melo shell beads. The necklace is 20" long adjustable to 23".

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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Torevia Crespin

             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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             Inlaid Plate Necklace                by Delbert Crespin

Inlaid on jet with turquoise, coral, melo shell, serpentine, pipestone, jet, abalone, gold-lip MOP shell and lapis. I've probably left out some. The center tab is 2.25 inches wide and 1.75 inches high. Finished with melo beads and SS beads and cones. 20 inches adjustable to 25 inches with a SS chain.

Price: $550.00

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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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         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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        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 adjustable to 22 inches. The pendant is inlaid with jet with turquoise, jet, coral, sodilite and MOP shell. The pendant including the barrel is 2 inches long and 1 1/8 inch wide.

Price: $160.00

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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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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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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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      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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