My Grampa Peter makes beautiful jewelry and my Grandma Joanne has a bead shop in Curlew Washington. They have been very influential in my career.
This is a custom ordered piece Peter did for a friend of mine. The gems she possessed then had them mounted in the horn of a sheep she had that passed on. The photos are not the best but hopefully you can see the care and work Peter puts into every piece he creates.
On the back of the focal he set an opal. On the front the feathers are carved and each bone bead is carved with fire. He makes all his own metal beads and often drills all the stones to get them on Greek Leather. I have seen him string 6mm garnets on 2mm leather cord.