recommend a good "how to" book Re: channel inlay (as in the Native American type of inlay)?
Indian Jewelry Making by Oscar T. Branson
Published by Treasure Chest Books P.O. Box 5250 Tucson, AZ 85703-0250=
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,