Twisted Square-Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#90)

Twisted Square-Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.
Twisted Square-Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.
Twisted Square-Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.

Twisted Square-Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#90)

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5 1/2" with 1 1/2" opening

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Silversmith John Begay is a master of the art of jewelry making and is almost unique in using a technique of twisting together small-gauge, square silver wire into small ropes. These silver elements wind together to form a Rococo-inspired bracelet that glories in its elegant and exuberant use of curving ornamentation.


About the artist:

John Begay, Jr. John Begay Jr. - Navajo Silversmith:
A quietly modest and unassuming man, John Begay Jr. does not personally sign his work. Instead he uses the Monsterslayer hallmark - a mythical being from Navajo legend- as his signature. Being a silver smith is John's chosen profession, something he has had to work at. He has been working at it for a quarter century and his jewelry reflect his experience and his love for his art. Each piece is uniquely his. One does not need to see the Monster Slayer hallmark to recognize John's unique style and excellent craftsmanship, his pieces speak for themselves. See full biography | See all items by John Begay, Jr.

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When and how the Navajo acquired the art of working metals is unknown but there are reasons for supposing that it was introduced among them, or at least more developed and improved upon by them, since the time they have occupied their present country?

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