Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet by Allison Snowhawk Lee (#209)

Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet by Allison Snowhawk Lee
Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet by Allison Snowhawk Lee
Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet by Allison Snowhawk Lee

Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet by Allison Snowhawk Lee (#209)

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5 1/2" with 1 1/4" opening

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Allison Snowhawk Lee had the flash and crack of a summer storm over Navajoland in mind when he created this bold and powerful bracelet. Allison has won numerous accolades for his work, from the Gallup Ceremonials to the Santa Fe Indian Market. Allison has a passion for the old styles and techniques of his native craft and has become expert at creating distinctive pieces of wearable art. Allison chose to set a striking example of high-grade, natural Smoky Bisbee turquoise for this bracelet. Hand stamped, formed, and polished, this bracelet is as refreshing and invigorating as any theatrical thunder shower.


About the artist:

Navajo Silversmith Allison Snowhawk Lee

Allison Lee - Navajo Silversmith:
Speaking of the silver and gold jewelry he hand crafts, Allison Lee's captivating voice is sincere when he says, "One time my uncle told me that everything we build comes from the earth, like the silver that comes from the earth, or the turquoise that comes from the earth. That is a lot of energy. You put it together and you put your heart and mind into a piece. Then sometimes a certain piece of jewelry- I believe- it is made for a certain person. I usually have a ring, or something, that stays with me for about two or three years, until the right person comes along. And then that person buys that piece. I believe that every piece of jewelry that I make is made for somebody out there- it's made for somebody special. Whoever might be having problems, or something like that. In essence, that energy helps that person get help, by wearing pieces that we make. That is the way I look at it.

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Precious Stones
Turquoise; Precious stones have symbolic implications. For example, turquoise if a "collective term for all the precious stones, wealth, or mixed offerings. Good fortune is attributed to this stone." Both white shell and turquoise are emphasized in Kinaalda? More about this legend

Silversmith Work

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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