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The first buckle

made from silver it was for a Baltic amber a friend brought from Poland, set with pink corals and a Tibetan-turquoise.

It took considerable effort and improvisation to make this buckle. These were early days and I had made just one other piece before this one. I knew next to nothing about silverwork… I remember spending days on the mountainside balcony, trying to solder together the large pieces with a 5rs blowpipe and a candle.

Made while in the Kulu valley, Himalaya 1994.

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