Jumping Salmon hand carved salmon Pendant

Jumping salmon pendant hand carved in sterling silver is the ever popular design of the Jumping Salmon and seems to be worn equally by men and women. Is it a Sockeye (Red) or a Coho (Silver) or a Chinook (Spring) or a Dog-Salmon (Chum) or a Humpy (Pink)? It seems […] Read more »

Kingfisher Hand carved sterling silver pendant

Kingfisher sterling silver hand carved pendant represents one or should I say another of my favorite birds! We have several families of kingfishers living near us and love to watch them fishing. They are like jewels flitting about. I have seen one flying to the nest with 3 little fishes […] Read more »

Trade Beads and a Prehistoric Artifact

Artifact of Prehistoric Walrus Harpoon Head "Shaft Socket" with Blue and Green Trade Beads

Here at Walker Goldsmiths I love to create Trade Bead Jewelry especially with Prehistoric Artifacts, because Trade Beads are themselves artifacts from bygone eras. That’s not to say that they aren’t collected and sold and traded today, but they are more a beautiful historic curiosity than a currency of sorts. […] 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 »

Raven Steals the Sun Amber Trade Bead Necklace is always a favorite

AmberTrade Bead Necklace Raven Steals the Sun

  I love making Bead Trade Necklaces and this one, Raven Steals the Sun, Amber Trade Bead Necklace, TB473, is right up there on Walker Goldsmiths favorites list. This 20 inch necklace is ALL Amber except for a few inches of small glass beads and the black lip shell button […] Read more »