Lonnie Parker

Lonnie Parker

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Lonnie Parker sand cast silver and turquoise bracelets. These lead blanks are original designs and have been in Lonnie's family for many decades. To make a bracelet the lead blank is pressed into a mixture of sand and oil and one Silver bracelet is produced. The bracelet though is far from complete. After the Silver bracelet is cast... slag and...
Lonnie Parker sand cast silver and turquoise bracelets. These lead blanks are original designs and have been in Lonnie's family for many decades. To make a bracelet the lead blank is pressed into a mixture of sand and oil and one Silver bracelet is produced. The bracelet though is far from complete. After the Silver bracelet is cast... slag and remnants' from the casting must be removed. The bracelet is stamped, adornments are added, a bezel is made and a beautiful, natural turquoise gemstone is added. Finally, the patina is applied, the bracelet is polished and a unique work of the silversmith's art emerges. It is important to note too, the fine stamp work you see is from handmade dies that are over 100 years old. The dies are steel and often made from old railroad spikes. Many of Lonnie's dies are family heirlooms. The dies were made by Lonnie's grandfather, Esitty Chischilly (Curly Hair Silver Smith). The turquoise Lonnie Parker uses for her jewelry is all natural turquoise and was chosen for its beauty. Many of these turquoise gemstones are quite rare and came out long closed Arizona and Nevada turquoise mines. We have 4 pages of Lonnie's Tufa cast Bracelets... all beautiful all different Less
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