*Marble Sgraffito Frog with Turquoise carved by Patrick Wallace (Zuni)
*Black Onyx beads
*Frosted Quartz beads
*Turquoise beads
*Sterling setting, beads, findings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 17.5" - 22" (44 cm - 56 cm) Shown on models at shortest and longest lengths
Centerpiece: 2 5/8" x 1.75" (6.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
Weight: 2.5 oz (72 gm)

Item #789 - SOLD

Sgraffito Frog Necklace

Sgraffito Frog Necklace
Sgraffito Frog Necklace Detail
Sgraffito Frog Necklace Back
Sgraffito Frog Necklace on model
Sgraffito Frog Necklace on model
Pseudacris hypochondriaca
Sgraffito Frog Necklace
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The beautiful design on the stylized frog was engraved in the black Marble. Incredibly tiny rounds of Turquoise are inlaid for his eyes, nose and his back. Soon I will complete this essay and discuss the meaning of Frog for at least some First Peoples as I understand it.

The bottom image is of a little guy who showed up while I was photographing the frog necklace, apparently agreeing with my decision to make something with this fabulous frog. While I prefer to listen to frog people rather than immediately slap a label on them, the thought "Hyla regilla" did cross my mind. Silly me! It appears biologists have been busy changing the genus, splitting the Pacific tree frogs into three groups, and getting into arguments about it since I last checked. So maybe it is correct to call this fellow Pseudacris hypochondriaca for the time being anyway. I might think of a frog story to write about here after the October show so I hope you'll check back...