A baby contest becomes a war

My son Owen G walker and his son Oliver Levi Walker the bracelet boys

Back in the 1990’s Walker Goldsmiths became aware through our friends Ken and Monica Decker in Ketchikan of a part of Celebration that came to be called “The Grandmother Wars”. Celebration is a biannual gathering to celebrate SE Alaskan Native cultures (Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida) hosted by Sealaska Corporation. One […] Read more »

Small Bear hand carved sterling silver bracelet

Bears are noted for loyalty to one another and for having loving families. Bears care well for their families, especially children, and are good providers to the whole clan. Bears are often described in native legends as big, strong, loyal and fierce, symbolizing supernatural strength. Women endowed with the spirit […] Read more »

How Mother Bear Got Her Custom Story Ring

Sterling 3 Bears Story Ring

Walker Goldsmiths received a referral from our friends, Rhonda and Rod at Alaska Rod’s in Haines, AK this past summer about a friend of theirs who wanted a Custom Story Ring.  Rhonda gave Marcel our email address and we proceeded to email back and forth figuring out this adventure of […] Read more »

More about Alloys

Sterling and red gold Bear bracelet

Now that Walker Goldsmiths has explored Sterling Silver let us explore a rather more complex set of Alloys, those referred to as “karat gold”. Just like sterling we have the stamping laws to contend with. The law was designed to appeal to the vanity of artists so that if you […] Read more »

Cast Sterling Raven and Bear Selfsizer Ring

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Walker Goldsmiths lost wax cast Sterling Silver Raven and Bear selfsizer Ring is a fun to wear ring.  Turn it one way on one day and another on the next!  Both Bear and Raven are major “Transformers” of Northwest Coast Indian legends. They have the supernatural ability to change back […] Read more »