Inspired by the Navajo-designed Chinle weaving pattern. The step pattern is associated with the idea of change, and represents the steps of the traditional Kiva, the dwelling where religious rituals are performed by Native people in the American southwest.
This piece is made with Japanese Delica beads, and utilizes the mighty square stitch, the sturdiest of the off-loom beadweaving stitches. Each bead is sewn in to the piece with two individual stitches, and each row is reinforced twice.
The piece is 2.5" in width, 5" in height, and hangs on a 30" sterling silver drawn rolo chain.
All clasps and findings are sterling silver.