Joe Reano (Santo Domingo)
Joe L Reano comes from Santo Domingo Pueblo, a long time of fine family jewelers. He began his career at the age of 13, making traditional heishi and turquoise beads. Each day, Joe sat side by side with his mother cutting and grinding, while she finished each bead by drilling them one by one. Now over the years, Joe and his wife, Angie, have been creating their own unique designs. They have created styles of their own on shells, using a technique called mosaic. They use stones of turquoise, lapis, and many other lapidary materials that Joe cuts and grinds. Angie designs each piece of their work, using many shapes and sizes of the shell. They have won awards at the Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM.

These handmade mosaic earrings are 1″ x 3/4″ oval. They are 2 inches long with the wire. Inlaid on a moon shell with Kingman turquoise. They would be beautiful with the mosaic necklace made out of the same Kingman green turquoise.

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