Every Cowgirl needs a way to show off the things dear to her heart. This locket is made with 999.99 % fine silver. Hand stamped with traditional Navajo silver stamps. The locket has been oxidized to give it a nice aged patina.
The dimensions are approximately 1 inch by 1 inch. The back has several different designs available. The price is for the locket only. The leather necklace is made with leather and antique trade beads. The cross and bale seal are made from sterling silver. Optional sterling silver chains are available and sold separately.
These are the perfect gifts to give someone special. These hand made sterling silver engraved tokens are meant to inspire and encourage. Carry them around in your pocket or add them to our Antique Trade Bead Neck Pouch. Pick from the following engravings.
Hope, Forgiveness, Christian Fish Symbol, Peace, Truth, Courage, Trust, Strength, Love, Sister, Brother, Friend!
Price is dependent on the current price of silver and may require 4-6 weeks delivery.
Beads were brought to the America's by European traders in small quantities for centuries. Lewis and Clark brought with them small supplies of beads to trade with the Native Americans on their epic journey across the United States in 1804. The Hudson Bay Company also introduced beads into trading on a small scale. However, it wasn't until 1848, that Stephen A Frost started a little company that would in time become the largest importer and distributor of beads in America and over seas. Spanning over a century, Stephen and his son Dan imported beads from Venice, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Italy and sold them to traders, explorers, and Native Americans. Their success lead to their relocation of their corporate headquarters to New York City in the 1870s and an exhibition at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904.
With only a few exceptions, the coyote tooth, bison tooth, copper tubes, bone tubes, nearly every bead on this necklace dates back to the 1800's. It is a sampling of some of the most popular beads and colors that were traded to the Native Americans.
Many of these beads are getting hard to find. Once they are gone, they are gone forever. They are not being reproduced. The six strands are strung in a contemporary design on artificial sinew (waxed linen threads). The longest strand is approximately 24". Own a piece of history that was central to American expansion and entrepreneurism!
Set/ Smooth, domed & stamped copper earrings & necklace pendant. Black onyx laces the necklace of approx 18" with a copper clasp. The earrings have sterling silver earwires.
Historically, shells and stones were worn as decorations often tied around the neck with a simple leather thong. Here is a 21st century version. A sterling silver hammered heart suspended by a brain tanned leather twisted necklace. 16"
Trade silver shaped, hammered & stamped with the old west look, graced with turquoise roundels on the necklace. Approx. 18".
This braided Bison bracelet is tanned 100% natural using the same methods that the Native Americans used for thousands of years. Brain tanned Bison leather has its own rich character unlike any other leather. It is thick, yet soft and very durable. Bison leather was used by the Native American's for tipi's, clothing, bags, and horse gear. Brain tanned buffalo is only available today in very limited quantities. Includes three antler toggles. L 16-18" Items may vary from what is pictured depending on the character of the leather.