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    Northwest Coast Native Box

    A Raven design on a Silver and 23K gold Bentwood style box. 3" x 3" x 3.75" I learned a lot engraving this piece, and I am already working on the next one.
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    Native Indian Salmon

    This pendant is silver with 23K gold, 1.25" x 1.25". Where I have inlaid gold this would abalone shell inlay, according to tradition. The old masters did amazing work with abalone shell inlay. It has taken me a while to figure out the best way to use inlay, and this piece is getting closer. I...
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    Native American Puffin in progress

    I like seeing the in progress posts by engravers so I am adding one of mine. The gold inlay and stipple texturing have not been used previously in Northwest coast Native engraving. I have been applying these techniques for about a year. The gold inlay face shown here is 7 MM wide. About 2 years...
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    Kwakiutl Loon, gold inlay

    This piece is sterling silver and 23K gold. Traditionally inlays like this were done with abalone shell, which is indigenous to my area. It has taken me a while to get the idea how to use the gold inlay technique effectively with this style of engraving. I see now that engraving on the inlaid...

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