. . . Handsome 3.5x2.25 cm oval of chrysocolla drusy set in simple
know this is a seldom seen cooperation. Construction described within Crafting a Crystal Pendant . . . a feature
article in the August 1991 Rock and Gem. Copy of article
supplied with pendant. Lapidary,
silver work and article by Gerry Blair. Price:
. . . Silver antelope
by Gerry Blair. A trophy within any collection. 5.5x8 cm. Sterling
chain supplied. Construction described within Silver
Overlay . . . a feature article in the May
1988 Rock and Gem. Copy of article supplied with pendant.
J-3 . .
. Sterling Shaman holding turquoise shield and a lance of precious
coral. Construction technique described within Fusing for
Texture . . . a feature article in the July 1990
Rock and Gem. Copy of article and sterling chain supplied.
Lapidary, silverwork and article by Gerry Blair. Size:
J-4 . .
. Heroic pendant containing splash cast silver, precious opal.
Precious coral and the very rare azurite stained silicate. 8.5x5
cm. Construction technique described within Crafting a Flashy
Splashy Bola in the January 1992 Rock and Gem. Now modified to
be a pendant. Work and article by Gerry Blair. Sterling chain and
copy of article supplied. Price: $250.
. . . Another hero. Extra large sterling silver containing
Rams and a mind boggling oval of the rare azurite stained
chalcedony. 6.5x9.5 cm large. Sterling chain and copy of article
supplied. Price: $250.
J-7 . .
. Stylish Kachina created by tufa -cast technique. Construction
details are described within Cloning a Kachina . . . a
feature article within the January 1990 Rock and Gem. Maid is made
(snicker) by casting silver into a design carved into tufa. Head
is of top grade chrysoprase. Sterling chain and copy of article
supplied. 2.75x8 cm. Price: $125.
J-8 . .
. "I wish I had done that" pendant shows a wolf impaled
upon the antler s of a horny buck or bull. Hallmark on back
identifies the Navajo silversmith. This 6.5x5 cm piece comes with
a sterling chain. From the Gerry Blair Collection.
. . . Some Navajos eat the hallucinogenic cactus called the peyote
and see visions of a bird carrying their needs to the gods. This
Bisbee Blue and sterling peyote bird might work as well.
Construction technique described within Crafting a Bluebird
. . . Featured in the February 1991 Rock and Gem. 4x7 cm in size.
Sterling chain and copy of article supplied. Price: $150.
. . This attractive malachite and silver badger claw was featured
within Make a Malachite Bola (Rock & Gem-May 1990. Piece was
made as a bola but has been modified into a pendant. Sterling
chain and copy of article supplied. Size: 2"x2.5" Price: $105.
J-11 . . .
Gems from the Sea was a feature article appearing within the
August 1984 issue of Rock and Gem Magazine. This handsome pendant
displays precious coral, abalone shell and ivory from the tusk of
a walrus. Copy of article and coral-heishi-silver suspension
included. Size: 2.25"x3".
J-12 . . . “The
not a turkey pendant” was commissioned by Ann Blair as a love
gift to husband Gerry (Editor of Turkey & Turkey Hunting at
the time). Sawn and soldered by a Hopi artist the pendant is
handsome and a half. Sterling chain included. Size:
2"x2.5". Price: $150.
J-13 . . .
Tufa casting technique is somewhat simple. A cavity is carved
within a soft volcanic tuff and molten silver is poured within.
This pendant shows the subtle pebbled grain of the tufa. The cast
is enhanced with handsome chrysocolla and tenorite from the Tiger
Mine at San Manuel Arizona and contains a blood red bit of
precious coral. Sterling chain supplied. Size:
2.5"x1.25". Price: $125.
J-14 . . . Gem
Quality chrysocolla silicate with a handsome hunk of precious
coral . . . each set with simple silver to create a cooperation of
outstanding beauty. Ring size 8. Gem and metal work by Gerry
Blair. Size: .75"x1.5". Price: $125.