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The progressive steps in making a Sari Ildefonso carved serpent design jar. The hardened steel bolt was used to hammer inside the half sphere to flatten the bottom.

The Mesa Verde mug and the cutouts to show how the design was made.

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The silver thimble was among the first tourist items made by the Indian silversmiths. It was easy to make, took very little silver, and could be sold at a reasonable price. Ii became popular as an inexpensive gift at a time when many housewives were doing their sewing and mending by hand.

These three stamps were made to score the top of the thimble to keep the needle from slip-ing.

They are pieces of old files that have bean annealed and the ends filed in different patterns with a checkering file.

The cone is made of a piece of 24 gauge silver sheet, A pattern is fir cut from paper which has been fitt around the proper finger.

Transfer pattern to silver, cut out and stamp with indentations so that the needle will not slip while being used. Bend around ring mandrel and hold in place with iron binding wire while soldering.

This is the simplest of all silver punches, a nail set that has been rounded to make small dents in the end of the thimble like the punches above.

Try on the finger for the proper fit. A ring of 16 gauge round wire is made to fit on the bottom and soldered into place.

Try on the finger for the proper fit. A ring of 16 gauge round wire is made to fit on the bottom and soldered into place.

A disk of 20 gauge silver is cut slightly larger than the top of the cone. Stamp with indentations, dome on wood block, then solder onto top of cone.

Clean by pickling in acid. File and smooth all sharp comers so as not to irri-1 /tate the finger. Finish by polishing inside and out.

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