Some of you may know that I recently took some time to visit my mom. She lives in Puerto Rico, and of course I am more than happy to travel to a tropical paradise once or twice a year to see her
While I was there, I met up with a few customers. So nice to put faces to names! One customer, Benjamin, presented me with the pendant shown at right. He made it with Bronze Metal Clay (BRONZclay) and has decorated it with a Taíno motif. The Taínos are the peoples indigenous to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. I’m wearing it today with pride. And, of course, one of these days I’ll make a bronze chain to match!
It’s been on my to-do list for years and years, to create chainmaille inlays with Taíno art. Since I’ve never managed to get around to it, I was thrilled to receive this pendant. Thanks, Benjamin!
See more of Benjamin’s creations on his website: Sandovale.com
Read more about Taínos on Wikipedia.