B660NA “HOLIDAY ELEGANCE”
This bracelet reminds me of true holiday bounty. It is rich in color, filled with an abundance of elegant charms, and just a happy bit of beauty to wear and enjoy. The focal charm is made with natural spiny oyster with 18 little stones around a central large center. It comes from Santa Fe artisan Dan Dodson and it is marked on the back. There are two sterling silver flowered feathers flanking the focal charm, 2 smaller spiny oyster charms with radiant snake eye stones, 2 larger sterling openwork charms with little blue dangles, 2 lovely old sterling charms with silver leafs and turquoise stones 2 fine handmade stamped sterling heartline bear charms with both turquoise and coral stones, 2 hand patterned sterling concho charms with little red dangles and 2 sterling and oyster squash blossom style charms. There are a few small charms, 2 oyster hearts, 2 Navajo bench made silver beads, a few turquoise nugget charms, and all that makes for a very full, pretty bracelet. The band has two patterned sterling beads around the focal and the rest of the band is Campitos turquoise and spiny oyster. The clasp is a large sterling toggle and the toggle bar is an arrow with a little Thunderbird on it. Some of the old charms have a nice patina I haven’t disturbed, some are marked, and all just add to the elegance of this 7.5″ to 8″ holiday bracelet. Enjoy!
Charm bracelets speak to us with all kinds of beauty and memories. Happily, they can be almost anything, items from your own collection or elegant new items with elegant colors and a new sense of adventure. They can come to you from far away craftsmen in distant countries, or from the jewelry bench of a talented Native American silversmith. They can be worn on your wrist to remind you of a special moment, or they can often be worn as a necklace to compliment your smile. The simple addition of a sterling silver chain extension gives you the freedom to choose. This personal freedom which special jewelry gives us comes from the ancient beginnings of mankind in simple clay effigy figures and wonderful paintings on cave walls, to what we have with us today.