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The Silverwork

Dawn takes flight on silver wings, bearing the orb of a chrysalis sun. Wings summons the sun and the transformative spirit of the day with these butterfly earrings, newly emerged from the cocoon of night. Each drop drifts gently from side to side, its flared top and bottom adance in sharp relief. At the center […]

Warm nights are lit by moondrift, a soft cool glow floating gently overhead on wings of silvered stardust. With these butterfly earrings, Wings invokes the illuminating light of a translucent moon, set across the sky on the crystalline arc of night. Each earring dances in place, three-dimensional wings flared and defined to refract the silvery […]

Summer nights descend beneath the gentle warmth of a hovering twilight. With these butterfly earrings, Wings evokes the feel of a mid-year dusk, fluttering gently downward like the gently folding wings of a butterfly at rest. Each drop holds wings still gently flared, their surfaces pleated and etched in sharp relief around round, highly-domed amethyst […]

Our world soars on warm silver winds and floating azure skies. Wings gives form and life to wind and sky and the small spirits that inhabit them with these butterfly earrings, all graceful silver wings holding at their heart perfect blues of summer skies. Each dangling drop flares elegantly at top and bottom, winglines articulated, […]

In a time of climate change, in a drought-prone high desert, rain for Mother Earth is life itself. Wings honors water and earth and gift alike with these earrings, a pair of dangling drops wrought in the old traditional way, long and reflective of the light. Each earring begins with a square Skystone cabochon in […]

If blue is the worldwide color of conflict resolution, in places of high desert, the heavens deliver peace from the sky. Wings evokes this land’s vaulted expanse and the sense of serenity that accompanies it with these earrings formed of spectacularly large single beads. Each bead consists of a pair of paper-thin veneers of turquoise […]

Water is life in the high desert, and always, there is peace in the rain. Wings summons the serenity that accompanies the storm with these earrings, beaded in the most elemental sense. Each drop is formed of a single extraordinary bead composed of paper-thin veneers of robin’s-egg blue turquoise, patched and webbed here and there […]

Butterflies are small but powerful spirits, visionary and prophetic, who wing their way to our world across illuminating skies. Wings summons the spirit of Butterfly and of the skies it inhabits, across this silver and turquoise cascade of this traditional concha belt. Wrought in an old and archetypal style, it features twelve separate classic conchas […]

Spring arrives on wings of rain, the better to pollinate for summer. Wings summons a namesake of sorts, paired, in these earrings, shimmering silver butterflies adorned with solitary blue raindrops. Each dangling earring flares, top and bottom, like the wings of the small spirit of the warming winds, each line pleated in three dimensions, repoussé-fashion. […]

The spirits of summer arrive on wings of wind and light. Wings summons silvery butterflies into being with these earrings, each a repoussé representation of the traditional butterfly concha. Each drop consists of a trio of flared “wings” turned sideways, with paired flared segments of head and body at the center. Tiny round loops rise […]

The sun lights the earth with a radiant medicine. The latest entry in Wings’s signature Warrior Woman series, created in memory of his mother and to honor the courage, strength, and power of women, evokes the powers of the elements and the spirits of earth medicine. This feminine being holds the sun itself in her […]

Sun follows rain in a world in balance and harmony. Wings summons the feminine side of earthly balance with this latest entry in his signature Warrior Woman series, created in memory of his mother and to honor the courage, strength, and power of women. In this iteration, she wears the symbols of the storm, rain-bearing […]

Our world thrives beneath a healing light. With this latest entry in his signature Warrior Woman series, created in memory of his mother and to honor the courage, strength, and power of women, Wings captures the  warmth and light of an elemental medicine. This Warrior Woman holds in her right hand the carnelian fire of a […]

Earth Mother/Mother Earth, two spirits in one: The latter births the former, the former emerges from the very being of the latter. Wings summons this most elemental spirit of the Sacred Feminine into being in this necklace, one to hang beneath the throat and over the heart. She is wrought, freehand, out of sterling silver, […]

In the darkest hours of the night, the cosmos illuminates our path with the icy blue-white glow of starlight. Wings summons the spirits of the stars themselves in this sixth entry in the revival of his signature series of earrings that honor the light, Stars appearing in their most ancient traditional form, animated by the cold […]

This is a place of extremes, of harsh weather and harder winds that create a mysterious phenomenon of dust light, our world illuminated in shades of earthy silhouette behind a veil of sand and smoke. Wings’s fourth entry in his signature series, revisited, of earrings that honor the light evokes the hazy shimmer of such […]

The spirits have granted us the gift of firelight, a glow to illuminate our surroundings even as it warms body and soul alike. The fourth in this, Wings’s signature series of earrings that honor the light, honors the blessings of the fourth element, fire, in traditional form around a less common jeweled spirit. Each drop is […]

Our days are born in the fiery golden glow of the dawn light, warm and timeless as flowing amber. In the third entry in this revival of his signature series of earrings that honor the light, Wings pays tribute to the illuminating fire of the sunrise by way of an old traditional style wrought in […]

Sunset here is as red as the willows, dusk light as translucent as flame. In the second of his newest entries in his signature series of earrings that honor the light, Wings summons the scarlet glow of the late-day sky in this traditionally-designed pair accented with twilight fire. Each drop is a perfectly circle domed […]

In the high-altitude desert air of Red Willow, daylight is the color of silver and Skystone, pure clear turquoise with a radiant glow. Wings resumes his signature series of earrings that honor the light with this small, elegant pair wrought in traditional materials and style. Each drop is a perfectly circle domed from beneath, repoussé-fashion, […]

The Water Bird is a figure simultaneously sacred and a part of our lives, one whose spirit has long appeared in Wings’s personal tradition and one that he has long infused into his work. These representations of this powerful wingéd being seem to belong wholly to the winter season, feathered spirits able to transcend the snow […]

Truth lives in the illuminating fires of prophecy, and prophecy tells us that The People must live, with honor and bravery, wisdom and a good heart, through seven stages of the world. When we inhabit and transcend the Seventh Fire, we shall emerge into the Eighth, a world of whole and harmonious Indigenous sovereignty and […]

Our obligations extend to the seventh generation and beyond, but its is given to us to know the truth of that future only distantly, through the wisdom and illumination of dreams, visions, prophecy. Wings gives form and shape to the symbolism of such transcendent gifts of the spirits in the luminescent spiral of this coil. […]

We seek wisdom in our daily lives and hope that our acts accord with it, but the truth of our existence will be actualized only in the seventh generation. Wings honors the future of our grandchildren’s grandchildren and the sacredness of their spirits in this coiled hoop of identity and renewal. Each ends is anchored […]

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