Lita Atencio (Kewa) (Santo Domingo)
Lita Atencio is an accomplished jeweler from Santo Domingo Pueblo, known for finely crafted traditional heishi and stone bead jewelry. I just met her for the first time at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. I was so impressed by her beautiful work. I was thrilled to add her to our group of gallery artists.
This new necklace is a delicate three-strand choker length creation. She refers to the spiny oyster bead as “cheerio shape.”