I thought I would show this cuff bracelet I wore yesterday. I’ve had it for over 10 years.
It was made by my friend Rodney Coriz, from Kewa Pueblo(formerly Santo Domingo)
I just want to say that Rodney is a wonderful person and talented jeweler. I’ve known him for 20 years.
The bracelet features Morenci turquoise, mother of pearl, and spiny oyster in three colors.
It’s really heavy at 92 grams.
I love this, it’s beautiful and the pattern of stones is a perfect contrast. They all really stand out
I love how the stones are convex. They really stand out!
Wow, so elegant and skillfully made. This almost carinated treatment of the inlay stones is fascinating, and the modernist swoop of the silver adds drama. It looks great on! Congrats!
I have been telling him for years that his jewelry has a Scandinavian vibe. It’s really fresh and modern.
If I had to describe his style, I’d call it Contemporary Native American.
I’m afraid that over the years, I’ve put a few scratches on it.
It’s beautiful. Too bad he’s not going to be at the Eiteljorg Indian Art Market!
I don’t know if he’s ever done that show!
I guess you have a listing of participants?
But his work is all over the internet, if anyone wants a similar bracelet!
No he’s not on their list. But I don’t like to buy Native jewelry online, so I will have to look his work up in stores when I’m out west sometime!