We carry some truly stunning Native American beaded bracelets, which make for the perfect accessories for those who appreciate quality craftsmanship. Southwest Silver Gallery works with the most talented Navajo artists in the industry to provide memorable beaded bracelet designs that incorporate highly regarded materials in the Native American jewelry-making tradition such as sterling silver and turquoise. Besides our beautiful silver and turquoise beaded bracelets, we carry other eye-catching designs with other genuine gemstones and styles such as liquid silver. We offer a bracelet design that is sure to please everyone.
The Navajo artists we work with provide truly breathtaking Native American beaded bracelets, many of which are still handmade and carefully finished. The traditional silversmithing methods that many of our favorite artists employ have been developed since the late 19th century, when sterling silver bead-making came into being as a distinctly Navajo technique. Early handmade beads were usually large and spherical, and shapes and sizes varied as the Navajo continued to experiment with the technique. As more advanced tools and techniques were developed, new jewelry forms were introduced, until in the 1920s there were more and more silver beads that were made by machines. The machine-made silver beads lacked the seams that handmade beads have.
Our designs feature various shapes and styles of bead, as well as finer beads like those used in liquid silver bracelets. We also offer antiquated sterling silver hammered designs for a more traditional look.