Robert Burkett is a world-recognized jewelry maker and has been called the finest beadmaker in America. He works primarily in silver and shibuichi, a Japanese process where silver is mixed with copper to produce stunning arrays of color and form. The pieces below are crafted by hand using the lost-wax casting technique. Highly collectible, his pieces are versatile and affordable while being unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Tiger Tiger is now also carrying a limited range of Bob Burkett designs cast in bronze by an artisan in Thailand. Bob has carved each piece in wax and trained the jewelry maker to insure quality. These new bronze beads are an affordable way to collect Burkett designs.
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SKU: BBP220 $350.00
SKU: BB9018C $3.00
Vintage spacer bead made by Bob during the 90’s when he was in Santa Fe. The “lumpish” pattern is very cool, giving the bead texture and character.
Also available in Sterling Silver
SKU: BB9005C $8.00
A Vintage bead of Bob’s, a ribbed barrel shaped spacer bead.
This is vintage stock from the 1990’s when Robert was working in Santa Fe.
Limited stock, they wont last!
SKU: BB02C $9.00
SKU: BB9035 $12.00
A simple design in sterling silver by Bob. These were done in the 1990’s when he was living in Santa Fe. A simple bead with two trees on the side. Some are a little irregular.
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES.
SKU: BB9004 $10.00
Small tube bead with a frog holding onto a bamboo shoot.
Vintage stock from Bob’s time in Santa Fe during the 1990’s
SKU: BB9031C $25.00
Not wishing to carp on this matter too much, we can simply say that the bead is surrounded by no fewer than eight fish swimming around it.
Bob made these in Santa Fe during the 1990’s.
SKU: BB9014C $3.00
Another vintage spacer bead by Bob. These are circa 1990’s. Also available in sterling silver
SKU: BB9033 $30.00
Bob’s At Nouveau at his best! These vintage beads date from the 1990’s while he was in Santa Fe. They are heavy and feature a lily winding around a gracefully curved tube.
Some of these are a little irregular and may display slight mold marks.
SKU: BB9023C $11.00
Bob made these during his time in Santa Fe in the 1990’s. They are simple tubes in the form bamboo sections with a dragonfly on each one
SKU: BB9029 $8.50
Bob did these during his tenure in Santa Fe in the 90’s. A very nice sweet bead.
SKU: BB9030C $30.00
This vintage bead was made by Bob in the 1990’s when he was in Santa Fe. While this is simple barrel bead, it is really massive and begs to be a centerpiece.