Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Steve Yellowhorse Navajo Silversmith Demonstration


Uploaded on Mar 12, 2009
 
Demonstration of making a turquoise and silver bracelet by Navajo silversmith, Steve Yellowhorse. More photos at http://www.cantos.org/yellowhorse/ 
To order the 53 minute video go to http://www.cantos.org/Booksfolder/volxix.html

Here are the steps demonstrated in the DVD. The YouTube version skips some:
Chapters of the DVD
1. Introduction
2. Family History
3. Inspiration for Design
4. Selecting the Turquoise
5. Designing the Bracelet
6. Selecting the Silver
7. Bending the Wire
8. Soldering the Basic Shape
9. Grinding Silver
10. Shaping the Bracelet
11. Bezeling the Stone
12. Back Plate
13. Soldering the Bezel
14. Sawing
15. Grinding the Edges
16. Soldering Bezel on Bracelet
17. Making the Leaves
18. Copyright
19. Soldering the Leaves
20. Buffing
21. Setting the Stone
22. Final Shine
23. Credits