Can you tell me more about this Sterling Silver Bead Necklace?

Dear Paula,

I am interested in possibly purchasing this necklace to wear with a large silver and copper pendant by Roland Begay that I recently received as a gift:  Navajo Sterling Silver, Stamped Bead Necklace – 8mm 18 inch, 42 grams, #BD789-B hand-crafted by Tashina Long.
 
I live on the east coast and have just begun to educate myself about Native American jewelry.
 
Could you kindly tell me more about Tashina Long the silversmith and her work?
 
Thank you for your time and attention,
Mora
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HI Mora,
First of all, it is a beautiful necklace and would make a stunning pendant hanger.
Lily Yazzie Jameson Long is the mother of Tashina Long.  (You’ll also see Lily’s beads in our store).
Lily is the sister of Lee, Raymond, Marie Yazzie James, Lola Yazzie Daw, Shirley Yazzie Johnson, Cindy Yazzie, Mary Yazzie – some of the most celebrated Navajo silversmiths today.  You’ll see beads and jewelry by them in our store.
Tashina is in her twenties and has some children.  The Longs and Yazzies come from a long line of distinguished silversmiths.  Her mother Lily and her sisters taught Tashina to be a silversmith.  She lives north of Gallup as do many in her family.
Paula
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