Diane Lonjose, Silver with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Butterfly Belt
Zuni artist Diane Lonjose made this extraordinary butterfly ten-piece belt. The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones have been shaped to give them that classic carved Zuni stone look. All five rocks match beautifully and show that amazing sky blue color with hints of matrix. Diane surrounds the stones with lots of silver drops and twist wire. Plus she adds twisted wire and hammered drops for the antennas and eyes. Mirror shined sterling silver brings out the wonderful design and rich color of the rocks. It takes a considerable amount of time to get a belt like this completed, and the finished art is something very unique and special. You will be very impressed with the large size of the piece, enjoy.