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Mazie Tenorio     Mazie and her husband Paul make all the jewelry on this page. I wish I had a photo of both of them, but only managed one of Mazie. Mazie is a Navajo from the Tuba City area of Arizona. Paul is from Santo Domingo Pueblo. She and Paul met in Chicago when their parents were working there. They married and moved back to Santo Domingo Pueblo to start their life together. That was over 45 years ago. Paul does most of the cutting and grinding. Mazie does the pattern work and stringing. They make a wonderful team. Their trademark is the 3 pieces of coral on every strand and they are famous for their fine strands of heishe (shell beads). The materials used to make these necklaces are melo shell (white or orange), dark olivia shell (dark brown shells), turquoise (blue), jet (black) and coral (red) accents. All the strands are 2mm in diameter, very small.
     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.
 Paul is an officer this year at the village so anything marked (sold out) may not be available this year.

10 strand White Olivia Necklace
 by Mazie Tenorio

This is the 10 strand light pattern using white olivia shells although all the patterns vary from necklace to necklace. It is 24" long and adjustable to 30". The beads are 3mm in diameter. Made from turquoise, jet and white and brown olive beads with coral bead accents. A trade mark or Mazie and Pauls'.

Price: $480.00


Mazie Tenorio

       5 strand Multi-Color Necklaces        by Mazie Tenorio

This is a 5 strand necklace.  The 3mm beads are made from turquoise, jet and orange melo shell. 24 inches long adjstable to 26 inches.

Price: $240.00


Multi Color Earrings by Mazie Tenorio

Mazie also makes earring to match the necklaces. If you buy a necklace I will try to match the earrings as close as I can. They range in length from 2.5 - 3.5 inches in length and can be put on a clip, no charge.

Price: $35.00



Paul Tenorio

      Small Multi Color Chokers       by Mazie or Paul Tenorio

Very small chokers. They are 16" long, the beads are 3mm in diameter and no two are alike. Please email me for pictures if you want a different color. There are many to chose from.

Price: $39.00


Paul Tenorio

3 strand Jet Choker by Paul Tenorio

This choker is 19 inches long. Made from 3mm jet beads accented with turquoise, coral and white melo shell,

Price: $120.00