Native American Sterling Silverdust Earrings

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Tahe Family - Navajo Sterling Silver
Silverdust Earrings

HK Item #NE396 - Post Style

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Handmade sterling,silver  Turquoise Needlepoint post earrings.

Size
1/2" wide
1/2" in diameter
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Artist
Tahe Family, Navajo

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Tahe Family - Navajo
Sterling Silver Silverdust Earrings

NE396B - $40 SOLD

Handmade sterling,silver  Turquoise Needlepoint post earrings.

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What is Silverdust?

Silver Dust, or Silverdust, is a technique that Navajo silversmiths use to add texture, contrast and sparkle to the background of a piece. Sterling silver shavings or filings are applied to the surface of a sterling silver piece and then heated just enough for the particles to adhere - resulting in a textured background. The silverdust process is more complicated that this quick description and involves other ingredients and great skill with the heat. If stones are going to be added to a piece, they are added after all heating processes, such as silverdusting, are completed.

 

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