Tommy Singer Navajo Cuff Bracelet Early Signed Storyteller Turquoise Coral Inlay. Outside measurement: 8" around x 2.25" wide. Inside measurement: 6 inches with a 1.5 inch gap.
Total weight: 53.3 Grams. Early piece, has been lightly cleaned. Chip-Inlay Wide Cuff Bracelet by well known Navajo artist, Thomas Singer. Handcrafted in sterling silver, turquoise & coral chip-inlay design.
Hand-stamped early piece with S and half moon. Known world wide for his silver work, chip inlay and necklaces, Tommy Singer pieces are highly collectible and sought after. The Tommy Singer family has been involved in silversmithing, stone and beadwork for a very long time, handing the art down from one generation to another.Tommy Singer grew up in the community of Dilcon on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and has been attributed as the first Native American artist to use chip inlay. This is where a silver piece is decorated with turquoise or coral chips. Overlay pieces are made of two layers. The bottom layer is a solid sterling silver piece. The top layer has a cutout design. The cutout is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are sweated together, that is heated so that they become one. The bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Chip inlay is a method where cavities in jewelry are filled with a mixture of crushed stone, typically turquoise and coral, and epoxy resin. The piece is then polished smooth after the resin has hardened. The item "Tommy Singer Navajo Cuff Bracelet Early Signed Storyteller Turquoise Coral Inlay" is in sale since Thursday, January 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".
The seller is "kowyeerose" and is located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.