Foxfire Trading Post since 1978

Mountain Man
            Trade Necklaces

These were inspired by my Mountain Man days, and my love of Southwest motifs. They are meant to be smaller versions of  my current southwestern pieces.

All feature Arizona and Chinese Turquoise plus Antique Trade Beads and my Sterling Silver work. Most include Spiny Oyster shell beads, and Lapis Lazuli as well as green Jasper.

The red beads are called Whitehearts as they have a transparent red glass exterior ovet a white interior (heart.) They were made in Venice, Italy in the 1800s to early 1900s to trade with indiginous people all over the World. Likewise the green stroped glass beads are also from Venice in the same time frame and are 4 layered glass in a pattern called a Chevron bead... a masterwork of glass beadery, here in miniature.

These are 20 inches in length and strung on 19 strand beadalon nylon coated stainless wire with a sterling silver "S" clasp.

$140. Each

Zia Cross design


Turquoise and Silver beads

Arizona Turquoise Nuggets with 2 handmade stamped Sterling Beads


Raven Turquoise Trade Necklace

Raven in Flight


turquoise trade beads western star

Western Star
(no spiny oyster)
a more symettrical necklace


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$15. Shipping and handling most orders , heavier or
bulky items will have additional shipping invoiced separately