Finally, I believe I’ve found some pieces by Kirk Smith.
Let’s start with the earrings. Initially I lingered over the listing because they resemble earrings by Betty Joe. (I really like her signature earring design & I’ve collected about five pairs that she’s made.) But Betty Joe adds a particular number of rain-beads at the base of her earrings. Also the rope twist work on these is much finer. (ETA: Betty Joe uses a serrated bezel on her stones and this bezel is smooth.) Then I saw the “KS” signature. And I remembered that Kirk Smith was Betty Joe’s brother.
Is this Royston or a greenish Kingman?
Now for the bracelet. You know I love coral. I love these basic coral row bracelets & had been looking for a good heavy one, ever since I handled a really nice one by Ernest Roy Begay in a shop in Sedona. (I didn’t buy it because it was too big & so beautifully heavy, I couldn’t shape it.) This had something going on with the interior. Then I was looking at the ends, checking out a very tiny nick, and saw what looked like “KS.”
The interior design is so deeply impressed, would this have been cast?
So my questions:
- Are these by Kirk Smith?
- What turquoise in the earrings?
- How would you price these at your store?