Southwestern Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet Imprinted with Handmade Artisan Native American Metal Stamps
Inspired by free spirited artisan craftsmanship and metalworking, this 925 sterling silver cuff bracelet celebrates the unmistakable rustic and rugged allure of crafting as an ancient art and tradition buttressed through the use of handmade Native American Metal Stamps to embody striking distinction and character that can only be captured by one of kind handcrafted tools.
Obtained directly from a Navajo Metal Stamp Crafter in New Mexico, these unique metal stamps were carved by entirely by hand from rebar and railroad ties to imprint precious metals with design patterns. Each single design element making up the pattern represents a single strike of the metal stamp with a hammer to create an impression deep in the flat silver bracelet band. After completion of the imprinted design, the band is shaped into a bracelet by tapping over a wooden mandrel using a nylon mallet. Finished with a series of fine cloths after the application of the black patina to darken the grooves, the sterling silver is polished to near mirror finish.
As photographed, the bracelet accommodates a medium wrist and measures 10 mm wide x 2 mm thick. Small adjustments in sizing can be made by bending to open and close the gap or you can order your bracelet with a custom fit by simply indicating your wrist or bracelet size in the check out notes.
Custom orders and requests are always welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or call any time with questions and special requests. Thanks.. Nici