THE OVERLAY METHOD OF MAKING NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY WAS PERFECTED BY THE HOPI. TOMMY SINGER IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW NON-HOPI THAT HAS MASTERED THIS TECHNIQUE. IT IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS THAT INVOLVES TWO LAYERS OF STERLING. THE TOP PIECE IS HAND CUT AND PLACED OVER THE BOTTOM.
THIS IS HOW HE MADE THE FAB TWO MASSIVE 14K. GOLD BEAD SEPARATORS THAT ARE FOUND ON THIS MASTERPIECE. THESE DRUMS ARE A SIGNATURE OF TOMMY'S WORK.
THIS IS NOT ONE OF THE NEWER PUNY BEAD NECKLACES PUT OUT WITH TOMMY'S NAME BUT HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR MANUFACTURE. OH NO--THIS IS ONE HUGE AND SUBSTANTIAL 30 BEAD NECKLACE MADE BACK IN THE DAY WHEN HE DID THE WORK HIMSELF. THERE ARE SMALLER STERLING SILVER DRUMS FOUND THROUGHOUT.
THIS SUBSTANTIAL NECKLACE WEIGHS 4.4 OUNCES OR 125 GRAMS! The item "OLD TOMMY SINGER 30 Bead Necklace Stamped silver beads, 14K overlay separator" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "peacepipegal8" and is located in Mesa, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.925