This contemporary cuff bracelet from Navajo jeweler Harrison Bitsue showcases the fine art of sand casting, a traditional jewelry-making technique practiced by skilled silversmiths. This beautifully created and weighty sterling silver bracelet blends time-honored techniques with a fashion-forward style. This statement-making bracelet will elevate your collection of Native American art.
- Cuff bracelet handcrafted by Harrison Bitsue(Navajo)
- Sterling silver
- Sand cast
- Bracelet measures 1” wide with a 5” inside circumference and 1-1/8” opening
- Fits an small wrist
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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Harrison Bitsue is an accomplished Navajo silversmith who comes from a well-known family of Navajo jewelers. He specializes in sandcast work, creates beautiful handcrafted jewelry inspired by early Navajo jewelry styles and designs passed on to him by his grandfather Charlie Bitsue.
Many Native American jewelry artists working today are inspired by the interplay between traditional and contemporary styles. In their work they feel it is important to honor their history, heritage and culture, including the art forms and techniques passed down through generations of Pueblo families. By mixing and matching techniques, materials and themes that are contemporary and traditional, they create inspiring work that has made the modern Native American art world extremely vibrant.
Sandcasting is a generations-old method of jewelry used by Navajo and Native American silversmiths. In the casting process, a design is hand-carved into sandstone, creating a negative space where molten silver or gold can be poured. After casting, the piece is refined and decorated by hand. A single sand cast can take 3 or 4 days to carve and usually lasts for only a handful of castings, making this a fragile process that is practiced by only the most skilled artists. Jewelry created through sandcasting is often bold in design and substantial in silver weight and is favored by Navajo silversmiths to create both traditional and contemporary work.Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.
At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We work directly with artists or partner with trusted wholesalers who can provide documentation that their artists and artisans are of Native American heritage. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, we stand behind the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have developed lasting relationships with artists, dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.