Vintage Double Link Oval & Twist Sterling Bracelet Base. I've been collecting for a looong time for this one, and it was worth the wait! I don't have much time for these anymore, but it's something I've enjoyed for the past 15 years. I do still hunt for the unusual and vintage items that catch my eye, patiently saving them for just the right piece. There's just something about vintage turquoise that stands the test of time, only getting better with age!
It all started with the Peterson Johnson Royston turquoise earrings(old clip-on's) that I have converted into charms, the caramel veining and color just pop against the gorgeous shimmering patina. I've always been a Royston fan, but never purposely created an entire bracelet around it.Using various pendants, earrings, charms and bench bead/stamped beads with various shades of turquoise for my hand beaded totems. Blending beautifully together for this one of a kind piece to be treasured by someone who appreciates the true artistry of the workmanship. I simply put together the palette, the individual Native American & Southwestern artist pieces are what make bracelets like this so lovely! Center focal is a beautiful Royston pendant from E Specer/Navajo measuring just under 1, the blue shaded to green with light veining is superbly set into its notched and cut bezel.
Hanging above this focal is a sweet and very old Zuni petit point cross with dark patina and varying shades of turquoise cabs, all of which have darkened with time. Interspersed in between the charms are hand beaded totems and sterling stamped beads.To the left is a stamped cross, hand beaded charms, a Don Lucas heart charm with center turquoise (possible variscite by the veining) cut stone surrounded by round cabs, next I decided to hang a double charm by using a longer Harvey era/Bell stamped tag and hanging on the same sterling loop a cute Joan Slifka/Martha Willeto heart charm, next to it a vintage Shadowbox charm by Larry Tso, next is a petite unmarked turquoise blue charm, and then my absolute favorite is one of the Peterson Johnson Royston charms the color and matrix paired with his expertise sterling workmanship is truly special, I then placed a sterling bar with tiny turquoise cabs in varying shades blue/green this is an old Zuni charm, the telltale changing of color on the stones and dark patina in between, almost to the end of the left side, next to last is a sterling naja and last but not least, a glass trade bead. Willeto/Slifka heart charm hanging above, this tag has a 2 crossed arrows, another Shadowbox by Larry Tso, Peterson Jonson Royston charm, small oval turquoise charm, Zuni turquoise bar, and to finish this off a small sterling stamped cross. The toggle set is an arrow bar and I hung a petite sterling heart on the very last loop along with a very old bench bead totem. I want you to be thrilled with this item! This is a newly created bracelet composed of vintage items that bear patina and weathering which is perfectly normal and expected. Consider photos part of description. This bracelet weighs 111+ grams of sterling and stones. Length is just under 8 & I can customize for you. The item "Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Charm Bracelet Slifka Lucas E Spencer" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Charms & Charm Bracelets". The seller is "kimajim" and is located in Magnolia, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.