Rainy Day Blues Trade Beads

Rainy Day Blues Trade Beads

Rainy Day Blues Trade Bead Necklace and Earring Set by Walker Goldsmiths is always  fun to wear.  These shades of blue Trade Beads are bright and sparkly. They are always attractive, kind of Bohemian yet historical and semi formal.  Their history is fascinating.  The center focus bead is an 1800’s […] Read more »

Trade Beads …Salish Sea with White Caps

Trade Beads ...Salish Sea with White Caps

  Trade Beads …Salish Sea with White Caps, Necklace and Earrings set was a joy to make here at Walker Goldsmiths.  Creating this trade bead necklace design had me remembering my childhood chasing around in little speedboats on the Salish Sea. I grew up on the Tulalip Reservation in Port […] Read more »

Aleut Sunset Trade Bead Necklace

Aleut Sunset Trade Bead Necklace

                                      This Aleut Sunset Trade Bead Necklace by Walker Goldsmiths is a beautiful collection of trade beads reminiscent of a late summer sunset in the Aleutian Islands.  The Aleutians are amazing islands located […] Read more »

Trade Bead Elegance

Elegant Trade Beads

Trade Bead Elegance, ancient authentic Trade Beads collected and strung by Janet Walker.  This beautiful composition was wonderful fun to string up. The center Venetian Red faceted bead is the fantastic centerpiece.  The interesting story about these ancient Red Venetian Glass beads, other than individually made and hand faceted by little […] Read more »

Trade Beads – Grizzly In the Cedars

Trade Beads - Grizzly In the Cedars

Grizzly In the Cedars, Trade Beads with Handcarved Sterling Silver Grizzly Bear Pendant created by Walker Goldsmiths.  The authentic, antique Trade Beads in this necklace are Carnelian, Coral, Orange Padres, Jasper, Jet, Onyx, Jade, Horn, Amber, Watermelon Chevrons and Venetian Fancy’s, all strung up with a Black Lip Pearl Shell […] Read more »

Potlatch Ready, Let’s Go! Trade Beads with Handcarved Sterling Earrings

Potlatch Ready, Let's Go! Trade Beads and Handcarved Salmon Earrings

“Potlatch Ready, Let’s Go!” Trade Beads with Handcarved Sterling Earrings was an inspired piece for me to create here at Walker Goldsmiths.  The traditional Hudson’s Bay White Hearts with their cheerful red glass layer over white glass, together with the Venetian Fancy Spotted Cranberries are party perfect. I teamed them […] Read more »

Handcarved Sterling Silver Eagles with Trade Beads

Nancy's Eagles and Trade Beads

Walker Goldsmiths was called upon to make a custom Handcarved Sterling Silver Eagles with Trade Beads Necklace for a friend of our friend, Monica Decker, at Crazy Wolf Gallery in Ketchikan, AK.  Monica wanted to know if Owen was willing to carve these 1 inch Sterling Eagles for earrings. and […] Read more »

Hummingbird with Cobalt Trade Beads

Hummingbird with Trade Beads

Walker Goldsmiths created this little Sterling Silver Hummingbird with Cobalt Trade Beads as a gift for someone who loves Hummingbirds.  I called it “Summer Memories.”  The Trade Beads used are the famous Russian Blues that have such a colorful and rich history.  The additional beads are faceted Blue Lace Agates, Cobalt […] Read more »

Sterling Silver Handcarved Raven and the Moon Pendant  

Raven and the Moon with keepsake Tahitian Pearl

This Sterling Silver Handcarved “Raven and the Moon” Pendant  was carved by Owen Walker for a Christmas gift to Ingrid’s daughter.  Ingrid came to us with the carved   12 mm Tahitian Pearl and the beautiful grey/silver 10 mm pearl with an idea for a gift for her daughter.  Her daughter is […] Read more »

“Salmon Caviar” Trade Bead Bracelet

Salmon Caviar Trade Bead Bracelet

This Trade Bead Bracelet is a beautiful combination of reds; Coral, Carnelian, Agates, Hudson’s Bay White Hearts, Amber, Jade and Czech Glass with an oval of Abalone Shell to give a nod to the sea, home of the delicious Salmon. I like to use black lip mussel shell buttons as […] Read more »