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GARY CUSTER NAVAJO SAND CAST BOLO TIE NATIVE AMERICAN

In the mid 1800s, Navajo silversmiths started to use sand casting as one of their silversmithing techniques.  Today, silversmiths still use this technique by carving a design in tufa stone (a porous limestone) and then placing another stone against it.  The two pieces are fastened together and molten silver is poured in.  Once it has cooled, the artist takes the piece out and finishes it. Gary Custer hand made this magnificent sterling silver bolo in this manner.  Sterling silver with a turquoise stone.  Signed.  Weighs 72 grams 2  1/8” wide x 2  3/4” long 47″ long with bolo strap & sterling silver tips The Navajos began working with silver in the 19th century, and began making things like buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called “najas”), bracelets, crosses, powder chargers, tobacco canteens, and conchos (for belts).  Their silversmithing skills has evolved and changed throughout the years, and in about 1880 Navajo silversmiths started to set turquoise in their silver work.  Traditionally, Navajo artists worked with jewelry techniques like repousee and stamp work, but today they explored in other Native American jewelry making techniques like Zuni inlay work and Hopi overlay work.
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ZUNI SILVER & TURQUOISE RING BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA

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BEADED BARRETTE BY CHARLENE JACKSON NAVAJO

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GLENDIS TSADIASI ZUNI INLAY BRACELET NATIVE AMERICAN

A fabulous combination of mother of pearl shell, jet, coral and turquoise stones inlaid into a sterling silver setting.  Hand made by Zuni jeweler Glendis Tsadiasi This attractive bracelet would make a great addition to your Native American jewelry collection.  Weighs 10 grams.  Signed.  The entire inner circumference is about...
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HANDMADE DICHORIC GLASS PENDANT

The pendant is made by using several layers of dichroic and art glass.  The glass is cut and arranged until the desired design is achieved.  Then fired in a kiln and slowly annealed for strength and durability.  Finished with a sterling silver bale.  A beautiful addition to your jewelry collection....
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When trade beads were introduced to Native Americans, they made these colorful glass beads part of their jewelry. Over the years, glass beads have been used to complement traditional designs and to adorn everything from clothing to ceremonial objects. Artists from the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners Area, bead...
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NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA ZUNI SILVER & TURQUOISE RING

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