Small Petroglyph CuffTeddy Draper Jr.
Small-wristed jewelry lovers, rejoice! You, alone, can wear – and flaunt – this exquisite bracelet by Ted Draper Jr.
Known for his impressionistic paintings, as much as he is honored for beautiful jewelry, this multi-talented artist is also a community leader, advocate for Native artists, and a dedicated basketball coach.
And his father was one of the heroic Navajo Code Talkers, who helped to win the war in the Pacific, during WWII!
This petite tufa cast cuff boasts a series of petroglyph symbols – a journey, a human, a goat, a roadrunner, a quadruped animal (possibly a deer?), and a hunter.
Adding to the rustic feel, the texture of the tufa, though high-polished, gives the cuff a slightly grittier presence.
The artist has used small, geometrically shaped stones to complement the pictorial work, including dark purple Sugilite, light blue Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, royal blue Lapis, and two small dots of red Mediterranean Coral – a beautiful selection of high-quality and colorful stones!
Everything about this bracelet is dazzling: the workmanship and style, the textural finish of the metals, and the exceptional stones.
Enjoy its remarkable beauty every day!