This one-of-a-kind cuff bracelet was handcrafted by award-winning silversmith Shane Hendren. Inspired by his Navajo heritage, Hendren has incorporated terraced geometric designs found in traditional Navajo rugs. In his contemporary interpretation, these designs are deeply oxidized cutouts that contrast beautifully with the cuff’s polished sterling silver. At the bracelet’s center is a milky green turquoise gemstone with unique dark green veining. One of the most renowned Navajo jewelry artists working today, Hendren honors tradition while creating unexpected contemporary silhouettes that are valuable for their beauty and artistry.
- Cuff bracelet handcrafted by Shane Hendren (Navajo)
- Sterling silver
- Green turquoise
- Bracelet measures 1-1/8” wide with a 5-3/4” inside circumference and 1” opening
- Fits an average wrist
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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Shane Hendren is an award-winning Navajo silversmith known for high-end contemporary jewelry pieces that incorporate traditional Navajo designs and symbols. Hendren studied jewelry-making at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He has mastered many advanced metalsmithing techniques, including mokume-game, a technique of fusing metals that was pioneered by Samurai swordsmiths in 17th century Japan. Selected as the 2007 Artist of the Year by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association, Hendren has also won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other prestigious shows. Hendren comes from a long line of ranchers and inherited his grandmother’s ranch near Chaco Canyon.See Featured Artist Page
Shane Hendren is known for one-of-a-kind sterling silver and gemstone masterpieces with a unique contemporary perspective. He has a deep attachment to the land and the traditions of the Navajo people and often incorporates traditional Navajo iconography and symbolism into his work. He pairs these traditional influences with contemporary influences, using shapes, textures, designs and metal techniques that are not commonly used in Native American jewelry. Widely recognized for his mastery of advanced metalsmithing techniques, Hendren has created a unique piece that demonstrates his sterling silver artistry
Today there is a vibrant community of Native American jewelers creating contemporary styles that challenge traditional forms, techniques and materials. Some artists experimented by working in gold or using gemstones like opals and diamonds that were not typically used in Native American jewelry. Others presented Native American symbols and icons in modern, stylized ways. Though artists began experimenting in the 1950s and 1960s, it was not until the 1970s that these innovative styles were embraced by the market. Since then, contemporary styles have flourished, bringing Native American jewelry to an international audience. By pushing boundaries, contemporary artists have truly elevated the technical expertise and sophistication of Native American jewelry, bringing it to level of couture fashion and fine art.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. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. 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 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, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art