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Earrings - Buffalo Brass & German Silver Overlay by Mitchell Zephier Designs (Lakota - Lower Brule)

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Price: $88.00
Item Number: MZE0059A
Brass is overlaid over german silver which is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc and is inlaid with crushed minerals to depict plains buffalo.

Mitchell Zephier, Sr. began making jewelry in the 1970's where he learned metalsmithing techniques from Frank Standing High, a high school art teacher and master traditional craftsman, and inlay techniques from a Zuni jeweler.Today, Mitchell works with his brother, Roger Herron (Lower Brule), who does the fine cutting and stamping, and Belle Star Boy (Rosebud Sioux). Together they create unique jewelry in sterling silver and brass that incorporates traditional Northern Plains designs.  Their jewelry is often inlaid with crushed materials such as pipestone, alabaster, lapis or malachite mixed with epoxy as a holding agent.

Length 1.5", Diameter 1"

For more information on Mitchell Zephier, click here.

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