Native American-Inspired Hammer Set Pendant
Inspired by Zuni inlay, this project inlays turquoise into silver work.
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Inspired by Zuni inlay, this project inlays turquoise into silver work by fitting the stones and using a metal stamp to “hammer” the bezel around the stones to hold them in place. The Zuni tribe did this way before 5-Minute Epoxy was invented.
Finished Size: Depends on stone size
- 20 gauge fine silver strips x 1/8" (total length will depend on how large your stones are)
- 20 gauge sterling silver sheet
- 16 gauge sterling round wire; 1"
- 1/2"–8mm tubing (or whatever size you want)
- 4 stones that fit together
SOLDERING SET UP: Tripod solder stand, ceramic honeycomb block, T-pins, firebrick, torch, quench flux, pickle, solder
HAND AND FABRICATION: Jeweler’s saw, flush cutters, chain nose pliers, files, bench block, chisel stamp, chasing hammer
Technique: Fabrication and stone setting
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2015
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