For that cowboy or cowgirl on your list!
Of course, it seems that I have to do everything the hard way. Well, years ago I was going to do a show in Tubec, Arizona and decided to make a rattlesnake belt. Usually, when I use an animal for a model, they curl up in a ball and go to sleep. That snake didn’t. It stared right at me the whole time, his name was Gus. Then, I needed lots of leather. Both belts are about 54″ long 1″ – 1.25″ wide. To get that length, I cut down the middle of an elk skin and made tapered strips, braided them and fitted them into the rattle and the head which I carved out of prehistoric whale bone. The bronze fangs hold the belts closed. Folks have either loved or hated them through the years, great fun! The larger one is $4,400, the smaller one is $3,800. Both for $7,500! Call me for more info… 541-549-1140
When the price of gold was so high, I took my gold scrap to a metal buyer in Arizona. Well, when he was weighing it up, right in front of me was a box of these coins. He said he was going to melt them. I saved them! They are silver walking liberties and mercury head dimes that are domed and soldered together. I have seen many shanked coins and conchos but never any like this. Men and women have bought them. They feel good as a choker. Some are assembled with trade beads, but the buckskin knots look great. They are assembled in matching numbers. Do you have a numismatic on your list? I might have his or her favorite date! 1946 – 1944 – 1943 – 1941 – 1936 – 1935 – 1934 Call in your order for these! 541-549-1140