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Paula says -
"Bracelets in large sizes are getting scarcer by the day and I was thrilled to see this heavy beauty by Emerson Bill come throught the door. Check out those buttons on the fish tail ends!"
What is repousse?
A method of embossing metal by stamping and hammering a design from the back to produce a three-dimensional bas-relief surface then polishing the front.
What is Overlay?
Overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The top layer has a cutout design. The solid bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented for contrast. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hashmarks. The cutout top layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is, heated so that they become one. This is a very difficult skill to master.