Petroglyph Bear Tufa Cast Bracelet
By Lester James
This beautiful bracelet has a petroglyph bear inlaid in the center. Each stone was hand-cut and inlaid by Lester. In this bear are inlaid pieces of Sleeping Beauty turquoise, Mediterranean Coral, Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Lapis Lazuli and Gaspeite. Along each side of the cuff are two bear tracks.
The casting process begins with a block of tufa, a soft variety of limestone. The artist chisels and scrapes away a design into the rock, and then casts a sterling silver bracelet using the tufa as the mold. The block is very fragile and little pieces break away when the silver piece is removed creating a true one of a kind piece of jewelry/art.
The tufa mold Lester created comes with each piece, giving you a beautiful piece of hand-made art to display in your home or office.
Size: 5 1/2
Opening: 1 1/4"