Custom Gemstone Pendants

Katy's Blue Topaz in a Sterling Silver Custom Crown

Walker Goldsmiths often get asked if we can create a Custom Prong set Pendant so a stone can be worn by it’s owner.  Of course we can!  Sometimes folks get a stone when they’re traveling to S.America or on a cruise to the Caribbean and when they bring it home […] Read more »

Sharon’s Choice Trade Bead Necklace

Long Cobalt Russian and Venetian Fancy Trade Beads

I display Trade Beads on our Walker Goldsmiths website to introduce the collections that are for sale and to highlight some wonderful history.  I can say that each necklace that I’ve created is a collection of authentic antique beads with amazing histories. The posts here on Walker Goldsmiths and on activeartist.net […] Read more »

Trade Beads and Artifact in Golden Colors

Yellow toned Trade Beads witth Bone Toggle Artifact

Walker Goldsmiths purchased a treasure of Artifacts from a trader that included some marvelous ancient Arctic worked Bone and Ivory pieces. The pieces are fragments of bone and ivory that were used by the natives for practical everyday items such as sled runners, bundle toggles, fish spear points, harpoon valve […] Read more »

Ancient Mastodon Lives On in Custom Necklace

Handcarved Sterling Lovebirds Pendant by Owen Walker with Blue Russian and Mastodon Beads

      Walker Goldsmiths was able to buy some beautiful Mastodon Ivory Beads from a trader a while back so I decided to use them to create a Custom Trade Bead Necklace.  The Mastodon Ivory came from ancient tusks unearthed by erosion  in Russian Siberia. I’ve always been crazy about Mastodon Ivory. […] Read more »

Blue Russian Trade Beads and Dentalium Shell are a Classic Combination

Russian Blue Trade Beads with Dentalium Shell in 20 inch necklace with earrings

                      Both Owen and I at Walker Goldsmiths are nuts about Trade Beads. We’ve been collecting, learning, trading and creating jewelry with trade beads for over 40 yrs. We’ve seriously focused on faceted Cobalt Blue Russians because we love the […] Read more »

Custom Jewelry as Art

Owen and Janet Walker, jewelry artists since 1972, work with all precious stones and metals. Owen is a Master Goldsmith and Hand Engraver working in all kinds of jewelry styles and techniques. Janet is a Graphic Designer, Wax Carver, Goldsmith, Trade Bead Collector and jewelry creator. Owen and Janet Walker […] Read more »