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Ken Romero

Turquoise Bracelet

Pueblo of Laguna


I do a style of inlay I coined Pueblo Design Inlay. This inlay is a labor intensive creation cutting rough natural materials to size, then shaping each stone, then inlaying one stone at a time into the channel or bezel setting. The end result is the inlay takes on a feel and look of Pueblo homes since all the stones are at different heights . Some hard stones , Lapis, Sugulite and Black Jade, require a polish before inlay. It is a time consuming technique to do but once I start the piece, it takes on a life of its own of which I fully immerse myself into its journey. The most stones I ever inlaid into a Bracelet was 529 Fossil Walrus pieces with some multi color stones to high lite.