Friday, February 17, 2012

2nd Piece for Wilford's Backroom

Ruddell and his wife Nancy Laconsello were married in 1976 and have since worked as a duo to produce some of the finest jewelry from the Zuni Pueblo.   Their work most often features bird images inlaid in silver.   The pendant above which I chose as the second jewel to go into the vault of Wilford's Backroom is typical.   I formerly had the pleasure of buying freshly minted work from the Ruddells. They would drop by our Gallup home for conversation and exchange over coffee.    Sandy and I very much enjoyed their pleasant company but, our new home in suburban Albuquerque has taken us out of casual visitation range of the Zuni Pueblo.

Hallmark of Ruddell and Nancy Laconcello