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Channel Inlay?

    recommend a good "how to" book Re: channel inlay (as in the
Native American type of inlay)? 

I=92d suggest:

Indian Jewelry Making by Oscar T. Branson

Published by Treasure Chest Books P.O. Box 5250 Tucson, AZ 85703-0250=

ISBN 0-918080-74-6

This book is very concise. The nice thing is it has illustrations
starting with the cut pieces of silver through the finished product =96
on one or two pages with comments. I picked up my copy at the =93Bill=
the Kid Gift Shop=94 in Las Cruses, New Mexico last summer for $22.

A quick glance shows the following projects for channel inlay
although the book covers the whole spectrum of Indian silver work.

Domed Channel Bracelet

Cushion Style Inlay Bracelet

Zuni Multi-colour Inlay (pendants, rings, etc.)

Mosaic Work ([pistol grips, box tops, etc)

Zuni Style Turquoise Inlay Bracelet

Hope this helps,
San Diego