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LUPANYXA "Plumes" Turquoise Necklace / Choker

LUPANYXA "Plumes" Turquoise Necklace / Choker

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LUPANYXA ((Loopah-Niksah)

Plumes Turquoise Necklace/Choker
Stone Mountain Turquoise, Sterling Silver
Pendant measures 2.75" x 2"; sterling neckpiece is 5" diameter (has 4 joints, flexible)

*Features natural Stone Mountain Turquoise acquired directly from the mine in Nevada, then cut in-house by my partner and Lapidarist, Max Avila. Entirely hand fabricated in recycled sterling silver.

About the artist:
My name is Melina and I'm a self-taught Silver & Goldsmith and Artist. The name LUPANYXA (Loopah-Niksah) is inspired by many things. Lupus is one of the disabling and progressive autoimmune disease I live with. The word Lupa from the Latin word for "shewolf", and Nyxa is a variation on the Greek name Nyx: the primordial goddess of, and personification of the Night. It's my way of carrying that weight, as well as my ancestors with me. Together I formed these words into LUPANYXA. I feel this name connected deep within me.

I found my way to jewelry many years after working in the fast-paced costume, clothing and accessory design industries in Los Angeles. My one-of-a-kind jewelry is responsibly and fastidiously crafted and made by my two ragged hands here in my studio just south of Portland, Oregon (on the traditional and indigenous lands and village sites of the Native peoples of the Kalapuya, Chinook, Molalla, and the Clackamas), ever since I began making jewelry full time in 2014.

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