Very unusual Native jewelry by a very unusual Native artist. She is Shawnee, a Plains tribe noted for beadwork. Her childhood was spent in New Zealand, she has lived in New Mexico, and now lives and works in North Carolina. These multi-cultural, multifaceted influences have resulted in a very beautiful, very individual style. Her work is characteristically dainty, feminine and elegant – like this lovely bracelet – and includes fine stones from all over.A luscious, pink, crystalline druzy is surrounded by the artist’s trademark decorative silver work. The textured and darkened silver links temper the sugary tint and texture of the druzy, so the piece becomes sophisticated, rather than just sweet. Somewhat more tailored than some of her pieces, this delicate bracelet plays with curves and angles. The round and oval links are echoed in the half-moon and oval forms of the silver elements, while the while the angular setting of the druzy is repeated in the rectangular links at either end. Even the clasp is beautiful and beautifully fabricated: an ingenious and meticulously hand made toggle fits precisely into a hollow space and is then securely cinched.Each link is boxed, textured, and decorated in a unique way. The symmetry of pairs creates harmony within the diversity of elements, while the darkened, matte surface of the oval links acts a foils to the sparkling druzy. Gold and silver applied accents, different on each link, add energy and appeal.Every bit hand fabricated, this delicately scaled bracelt is simply enchanting. With fine materials, impeccable workmanship, and daintily edgy design, it can go from work to dinner, lunch to lecture. Wearable every day in every way, it will look delicious for generations.
Sterling Silver, Druzy, Gold
Width: 1″ Height: 7 3/8″ Depth: 1/4″