We repurposed a beautiful, sterling silver and carnelian pawn item to serve as the centerpiece of this striking leather cuff bracelet. The unusual centerpiece was originally from a pair of earrings crafted by an unidentified Navajo silversmith, circa the mid-late 1900's. The round carnelian stone is a deep orange color and sits in a plain bezel in the center of a back plate accented with wire swirls. The dark brown leather cuff was created from a reconditioned, vintage horse rein full of distressed character. It has a button stud closure and will fit a small wrist that measures in the 6" range. This sweet carnelian cuff bracelet is a must-have for the upcoming summer season!
Leather Type: Vintage bridle leather
Original Repurposed Item: Old pawn earring - circa mid-late 1900's
Metal & Gemstone: Sterling silver and carnelian
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Cuff Width: 1/2"
Diameter of Centerpiece: 3/4"
Fits Wrist Size: 6"
Rich leathers, hand-forged sterling silver, and natural gemstones form an irresistible partnership in these extraordinary heirloom cuff bracelets! Most of the one-of-a-kind cuff centerpieces are exclusively designed and created by Jill Judd of Roca Jewelry Designs, while others feature antique, "dead pawn" jewelry pieces handcrafted by the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Indians. We at Roca Jewelry Designs search high and low for the finest of stones to incorporate into our cuff centerpieces as well as for special, vintage Native American-made jewelry items (bolos, rings, pendants, etc.) to repurpose into unusual focal adornments.
To create the cuff portion of our bracelets, we painstakingly source, recycle, and refurbish vintage leathers from wherever we can find them! Old western belts with wonderfully worn, intricately tooled designs are used for many of the larger cuffs, while smaller bracelets are created using well-used, reconditioned reins and harness leathers. Each handmade leather cuff bracelet possesses its own distinctive character and seems to tell its own unique story - no two are alike, nor can they be replicated!
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