Vintage Santa Domingo thunderbird necklace. Measuring 24" in length this is a typical styled necklace. Known for their whimsical design of the iconic thunderbird image. This is a wonderful example. It has softer colored theme that is unusual as most necklaces of this style are white, red and black. A unique collectors necklace. Please call for pricing Manufactured from hard rubber, discarded car batteries made an admirable substitute for traditional jet, and with Route 66 bringing throngs of motorists into the West, they were abundant. Batteries were soon augmented with broken phonograph records and bright colored celluloid from combs and other household goods. By the 1930s Santo Domingo had developed a unique style of folk-art jewelry, made entirely of repurposed and found materials: sun-bleached animal bone, local gypsum, tiny chips of turquoise, and modern plastics.