Fake imitation turquoise jewelry or stones are make to look like natural stones. There are a few different kinds to look out for. George Francis a experienced Navajo silversmith shows us some examples that can be found in jewelry. Please Watch the Video. Can you tell us about fake turquoise? “Yes, and this is really […]
Imitation or Fake Native American Jewelry is a problem in the southwest silver jewelry industry. In this video George Francis, an expert Navajo silversmith, give his thoughts on this subject along with some great real examples to illustrate this problem. What are your thoughts on Imitation Native American jewelry? “I don’t care for them but […]
Navajo handmade jewelry is different from hand craft work jewelry. George Francis a master Native American silversmith explains the difference between the two arts. Please support authentic Native American arts and subscribe to this channel as we will be releasing new informative Native American art videos every week.
Total Festival public invite. George Francis invites everyone to the Totah Festival in Farmington New Mexico around the Four Corners. There will be a Pow Wow, a famous yearly authentic Navajo Rug Auction and a other events. Yes, we do host an event that I’d like to speak about a little bit. It’s called Totah […]
In this video George Francis a master Navajo Jewelry silversmith explains a little about Navajo silver jewelry cast work. There are two types sand cast and tufa cast. Cast work involves different types, and there are Navajo silversmiths. We have two types that a lot of people use. Cast work can be done with wax, […]
In a series about Native American authentic handmade silver jewelry, George Francis, a Native American silversmith for the Navajo tribe, explains what inlay jewelry is. He also compliments the Zuni tribe as they mark themselves as great inlay jewelry artists. What is Native American Inlay Work? Inlay work is where you’re taking stones and combining […]
Navajo silversmith George Francis is a master in the art of making Native American jewelry. This introduction is the first in a series of videos where George explains and teaches about his craft. Please stay tuned in the weeks to come as George goes more into detail about this Beautiful art. He gives great insight […]