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The Silverwork

Beneath the brilliant flames of the sun, the spirit of the earth is dancing for the fire. With this necklace, Wings gives our mother form and shape and motion as she spirals from a radiant cascade of molten gems. The work begins with the pendant, two separate pieces to form head and body, stones bezel-set […]

When night falls, the village sleeps beneath sacred mountain stars. Wings creates a Pueblo in miniature with this latest entry in one of his oldest signature series, the Pueblo pin, presented here with updated detailing for a new twist on an old architectural spirit. It’s a work wrought from solid eighteen-gauge sterling silver in the […]

In this place as old as time, the people live in the light of the Red Willow sun. In this newest of one of Wings’s oldest signature series, Wings calls the sun into position above a stunningly lifelike facsimile of the village’s famed North House, infusing it with a new structural spirit. It’s a Pueblo […]

From sacred waters medicine flows and grows. In this place, both the lake and the rain and snow that feed it are sacred: the first medicine, the one that allows all others to flourish. Wings honors them all with this cuff bracelet wrought in the shapes and shades of water and light and all that […]

We live beneath the braided hoop of a sweetgrass sky, flowering blue and scented with the smoke from our prayers. Wings summons the symbolism of them all into a hoop of Skystone and silver with this cuff, an extraordinary arc of paired and braided sterling pattern wire set with an outsized cabochon of finely webbed […]

Before the snow flies, spirits of earth and sky dream Indian Summer dreams. Wings honors these visions and the spirits who dream them with his newest masterwork, a piece conceived in the deep symbolism of tradition and executed with 21st-Century élan. The focal point is a large, beautifully spiderwebbed rectangular cabochon of ultra-high-grade Black-Web Kingman […]

It is a time of elemental change, Earth rising to link past and present and future in a sacred hoop of protection and survival. Wings links them in more tangible ways with this spectacularly complex cuff, one that fuses one of his very early pieces into a whole new work that honors elemental powers, sacred […]

The storm dances and the First Medicine flows in the space of the spirits. Wings summons storm and rain and sacred space together into one wide shining band of hand-wrought sterling silver. Each edge of the band is hand-scored in a single deeply stamped line to create twinned borders. Within those edges, traditional thunderhead symbols […]

The cosmos gives us ceremony, and medicine, in a lodge for every sun. Wings honors that sheltering circle of healing and the gifts of warmth and light with this traditional cuff, big, bold, and wide of band, every centimeter of its surface adorned with deep symmetrical stampwork. The cuff is cut out of solid sheet […]

The greening of the Earth finds full expression in summer, a manifestation of fertility and gift of renewal. Wings honors season and spirit with this bold new cuff of solid sterling silver, hand-milled in a flowering pattern and set with five spectacular green turquoise stones. The high-grade freeform center cabochon, likely from Colorado’s Evans Mining District, […]

From petaled vines and sweetgrass braids and red willow sacred hoops, whether ascending from earthen netherworlds or sacred springs in stories of emergence, or lowered from the stars in the sky, our peoples have always known that there is no beginning and no end, and that we inhabit multiple planes of existence. Wings brings together […]

The way of medicine is a narrow path, but one of beauty and abundance. Wings blazes a trail in silver and stone with this slender cuff in an old classic, eminently traditional design, wrought out of heavy nine-gauge solid sterling silver and polished to a mirror finish. At the center sits an extraordinary small beveled square […]

Pond or lake, rain or river, the ebb and flow of the tides: When the water comes, it comes as the First Medicine. Wings honors the medicine as he summons the rains and the pooled waters of the bluest of lakes with this cuff, hand-wrought in eighteen-gauge sterling silver. The band is hand-scored on either […]

Here at Red Willow, working with the First Medicine is a process of weaving water, drawing down rain and river alike to flow across the land in silvery threads, taken up by the earth on its way to pool in the pond at the end of the ditch. Wings brings together pool and process alike […]

Our dreams are the threshold between our contemporary existence and ways much older than memory. In many traditions, Spider Woman is the gatekeeper of such thresholds, and today, we still use the gift of her web to protect our dreams. Here, her ancient power is embodied in this spectacular cuff, hand-formed from a single piece of sterling silver and adorned with stones […]

It is in the eye of the storm that we are afforded a glimpse of its passing, when the clouds part momentarily to let the light descend. Wings has captured the glow of those rays in this anticlastic cuff, as big and bold as the storm itself, as bright as the light that transcends it. The […]

Wildflowers paint a summer earth with color and light. Wings summons a profusion in soft yet brilliant shades, scattered along the length of this cuff in sharp relief. The band is formed of sterling silver hand-milled in a repeating pattern of large blossoms, each formed of multiple bold teardrop-shaped petals and arrayed in a random […]

The storm delivers rainbow medicine, beauty and color flowering when the water meets the light. Wings summons each shade into a shimmering strand of silver with this stylized link bracelet. Each gently shaped rectangular link is milled by hand in a floral pattern, its Art Nouveau-ish loops and whorls standing out in sharply textured relief […]

The Four Winds move and shape our world, within the storm and without. In this cuff, Wings honors their elemental power with this return to one of his own informal signature series and an old classic, traditional Native style of silverwork. It begins with a beautifully simple band of heavy, solid nine-gauge sterling silver, hammered by […]

The space between Spirit’s eyes is a place of refuge, a sanctuary filled with life in full abundant flower that extends to all directions. With this simple, spare traditional cuff, Wings combines the symbologies of sacred space and Spirit with the imagery of the directions, of illuminating guidance and the forces of abundance. Cut freehand […]

At each end of the storm is a world of sun and light. With this cuff, Wings calls sunrise and sunset to the dance with the midday storm and the sacred directions. The spare, slender band is wrought of solid fourteen-gauge sterling silver, substantial but not heavy. Its entire outer surface chased with traditional thunderhead […]

Sun and moon dream the world into being, hold it on its axis in an orbit of warm fire and cooling light. Wings dreams their spirits into being, too, with this cuff bracelet, a marvel of freehand stampwork that pays tribute to the motifs and medicine of the celestial spirits and their powers. The band’s […]

The first soft weeks of summer are when the red medicine flowers: Indian paintbrush, the crimson petals of desert and prairie. In a week when they are in full flower, Wings honors their color and medicine, the water and light that calls them from the earth, with this heavy silver cuff set with fiery coral. […]

The spirits are present at the dawn of creation, to lend their own wisdom and light. Wings brings together the birth, the illumination, and the radiant life in full flower with this cuff in solid, sculpted sterling silver. The focal point of the band is a series of five evenly spaced repoussé flowers, each a […]

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