5 1/4" with 1 1/8" opening
Canyon Cassidy is a young man who has access to some really good turquoise. Canyon helps his mother market Stone Mountain turquoise through the internet, which is how we met him. Much of the turquoise from this mine is vein material which looks very much like corn flakes. Because it is natural, very hard, and durable, this type of turquoise is perfect for cutting beads and small cabochons. Through Canyon, we hooked up Eugene Livingston with some of the best green material and turned him loose to create this spectacular bracelet. Made in the old, traditional style, Eugene’s cuff is reminiscent of some of the best cluster jewelry to ever emerge from Navajo land.
Eugene is one of those rare artists who has mastered not just one or two methods, but a myriad of jewelry techniques. As a young man, he trained under other talented silversmiths After many decades of steady work, Eugene is skilled at metal fabrication, casting, making his own silver ingots, and most importantly for his work, the ability to cut stones. In his work below, you will see beautiful cut teardrop and pyramid cut Sleeping Beauty turquoise and coral. His two newest pieces with Carico Lake turquoise demonstrate his mastery of silver stamp work.
When discussing his work, Eugene talks about commitment. This theme comes up again and again with various artists with whom I have spoken. Eugene dedicated himself to his artwork and when you see him work, you truly realize the depth of his experience. He works as if he were breathing, naturally and seemingly effortlessly. We are fortunate to have such a skilled artist close by and hope you enjoy his classic creations.