Roland Brady is one of the most original jewelers we know, and he is not just a jeweler! He also writes, helps his mother with her sheep, guides visitors to Monument Valley, and guides, acts, and helps in production, for film companies!
His is a unique mind, intellectual and curious, with a profoundly spiritual soul and unbelievable creativity.
These earrings are a “simple” example of his amazing, meticulous work. Overlaid squares, they are slightly concave, to capture light on their brushed silver finish.
The straight lines are relieved by the rows of circles in squares, and the teeny-tiny dots that are stamped along the four borders.
The circles and the squares resemble rows of lunar eclipses: each circle is half brushed silver, half densely oxidized base silver.
The background of each side is the opposite of the “moons”; silver on the dark side, and dark on the silver half.
Although it looks like a contemporary op-art pattern, the design ingeniously incorporates Navajo belief: symmetry is central to Navajo esthetics.
Balance in all things, resulting in harmony, is highly regarded.
Roland leaves no detail unnoticed; even the rings attaching the earrings to the wires are hand made, brushed silver, in proportion to the dangles.
Impeccable in its execution, intriguing in its design, and very functional, as well, these earrings are a quietly stunning example of this extraordinary artist’s work.