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Specializing in Hopi Indian Jewelry, Hopi Jewelry, Hopi silver, Hopi silver jewelry & Hopi silver overlay jewelry

Handmade Hopi Chains

toll free #:         877-894-4038
international #: 970-586-4529

 We consider ourselves  fortunate to be able to offer a variety of handmade Hopi chains.  These chains are not easily found and typically command high prices when they are available.  The cost is reflective of their scarcity and the amount of work that goes into their making.  Each link is formed of sterling silver, formed and soldered by hand.  It is a tedious process but one which yields a distinctive and rich look which cannot be obtained in commercial chains. (See example below)  These sterling silver chains are a complement to any pendant, ones you already own as well as any you may purchase here.

It should also be noted that due to the richness imparted by the hand crafting, these chains also look wonderful when worn individually - just as a chain.

Loren Chains s

Loren Kootswatewa makes the high quality, well proportioned 24 inch long chains, we have carried for years.  As stated above, his chains are a complement to any hand crafted pendant and provide a simple but rich sophistication when worn by themselves.
Shown here are the five sizes of chains Loren offers. 
Small links measure 1/4 of an inch long                            $70.00
Medium links measure 5/16 of an inch long                     $80.00
Large links measure 3/8 of an inch long                           $90.00
**One large link chain, 30 inch length available**          $110.00
Extra Large links measure 1/2 of an inch long                $130.00
Jumbo links measure 5/8 of an inch long                         $140.00
Extra Small links (not pictured) measure 3/16 of an inch long  $80.00
 

Parrot com chain

Smaller pendants can benefit from a handmade chain.  Notice what significance this small Parrot pendant takes on when teamed with a small link Hopi silver chain (shown on the right} as compared to the photo with a commercial chain on the left .

Parrot Fernando chain

We were happy to acquire two sizes of 21 inch sterling silver handmade chains by Silversmith, Yvette Talaswaima, wife of Silversmith, Gerald Lomaventema.  Yvette has a unique style to her chains and uses a lightning bolt at the end of the piece, as her hallmark.  A close up of the clasp shows that the chain may connect at the very end for the full length or may be shortened by attaching it to any of the links.   Also, please take note that Yvette has hand stamped designs for lightning and corn on the links (larger linked chains have corn stamps, smaller linked chains have corn stamps on one and lightning stamps on the other.)
Chain with 1/4" long links                                                            $200.00
Chain with 1/2" long links                                                            $250.00                                                                                         

Yvettes chains
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Yvettes chains close up s1

Silversmith and long-time friend, Anderson Koinva has provided us with some hand-made, sterling silver neck rings as shown below.  The silver is flexible enough to "mold" around the neck and sturdy enough to handle the weight of most pendants.   End to end it measures approximately 14 inches with the back open (there is no clasp) and about 1/8 of an inch wide.  A very dramatic way to display any pendant as a choker!                        $128.00

Pendant on commerical chain
Neck Ring with pendant

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