General Discussion: Handcrafted Navajo Silver Jewellery


Rirawin
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9127 posts since 17/7/05

18 Jul 2017 18:40
During my last trip to Taipei I stumbled upon a silversmith making handcrafted Navajo jewellery using sterling silver and copper materials.

Below are a few photos illustrating some of his craftsmanship:



He was recently commissioned to handcraft the feather necklace sets pictured below. I queried if he would be willing to handcraft a few more sets upon request, and he said he would. Therefore, I thought I’d make a post here and see if anyone would like to order one.


Left set - Large feather, small feather, medicine wheel, hook and chain are all made from sterling silver. Copper details on the large feather, small feather and medicine wheel.

Price: £299 including shipping.

Right set - Large feather, small feather, medicine wheel, hook and chain are all made from sterling silver. Copper detail on the medicine wheel.

Price: £329 including shipping.

Sizing on both sets: Large feather - 6.8cm / Small feather - 4.2cm / Medicine wheel - 1.8cm / Chain - 50cm

Please note due to his current demand for other commissioned work the number of orders will be strictly limited to 5.

To order, the timeline and process is:

1) Interest in purchasing to be expressed by Sunday 6th August.
2) Confirmation of which set you’d like to order and full deposit (non-refundable) of the total price must be paid by Sunday 20th August. Payment via Bank Transfer or PayPal Gift.
3) The handcrafting process takes approximately 6-8 weeks - time quoted based on 5 sets being made.
4) Delivery will be late October. You will receive your order no later than Wednesday 1st November. Your order will be shipped within the UK via Royal Mail Special Delivery (by 1pm) and fully insured.

In future, there may be scope for him to be commissioned to handcraft other sterling silver and copper necklace sets, rings or bracelets. However, for now its just the feather necklace sets pictured above.
willesdengreen
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536 posts since 10/6/10

18 Jul 2017 20:13
cool!
shadesdaddy
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754 posts since 6/12/09

10 Nov 2017 12:55
Is it possible to order one still dude?
themistake
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10275 posts since 20/2/06

10 Nov 2017 14:04
Any fit pics of these?
bertoni
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786 posts since 29/9/11

10 Nov 2017 16:34
Any chance of getting hold of a solid silver medecine wheel only?
urbancamou
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234 posts since 30/6/06

10 Nov 2017 17:10
very cool Richard!!!
Rirawin
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9127 posts since 17/7/05

10 Nov 2017 20:50
Thanks for all the queries. I'll need to speak to the silversmith guy this weekend and will get back to you all.
MLI
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3541 posts since 6/10/09

10 Nov 2017 21:40
Wow, it's so original, obviously a totally unique take on native American pieces!

Oh yeah Rirawin wore Nudie jeans, then let Visvim lookbooks dress him so he obviously knows what's up!

henry
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3419 posts since 28/12/02

11 Nov 2017 22:43
Fake goros

Rirawin
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9127 posts since 17/7/05

11 Nov 2017 23:30
Just another alternative for handcrafted Navajo jewellery, like First Arrows sold on End Clothing.