Sleeping Beauty turquoise, lapis, Mediterranean coral, spiny oyster shell and gaspeite gems are in this sterling silver abstract "branch" wire bracelet by Navajo artist, Angela Martin. A beautiful bracelet with a contemporary style that can be worn everyday or dressed up. Bracelet is slightly adjustable. Signed A. Martin and hallmarked Sterling.
Born and raised in Crownpoint, New Mexico, Angela Martin was taught the craft of silversmithing by her father and uncle along with four sisters and three brothers. She feels that their teaching technique of “learn it”, has been a valuable lesson in life. Angela has been creating with silver since the age of 13. When she learned the craft, everything was still being done in the old way. Silver ingot was pulled through a draw plate to make different gauges of sheet. The scraps were melted and pulled through a draw plate to create wire. Hand cranked polishing and grinding wheels was used. Angela has a vast knowledge of the trade, making it easy for her to adapt to any style.