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The Silverwork

A sunlit heart is warm even on the coldest days. Wings adds a little fire to the winter with a necklace in sizzling reds and golds. The focal point is a heart-shaped cabochon of brilliant apple coral of. truly phenomenal size, a mysterious whorl of flame-hued scarlet, crimson, amber, gold, and bronzed, all aswirl in a […]

The journey of the light lives in sundance hearts. Wings evokes Father Sun’s daily dance across the sky, the love and warmth it represents, with earrings aflame in coral and amber. The hearts themselves are wrought in beautifully beveled heart-shaped cabochons of brilliant apple coral, each stone aswirl with reds and oranges and metallic whorls […]

A rolling sun travels across the sky each day, pinwheels of light illuminating the earth below. Wings summons its form and shape, motion and journey, in a classic vintage-style ring wrought in sterling silver ingot. The band is solid, substantial patterned wire, wide enough to hold a vaguely Mucha- like flowering design in a tradition […]

One of the jewels of the desert is the turquoise dawn. Wings invokes its beauty and power with these classic earrings, wrought in traditional fashion of silver and stone. The sterling silver settings are formed of bright oval medallions, polished to a mirror sheen and edged all the way around in hand-stamped sunrise symbols to […]

We weep from pain and for joy, but the tears of the earth fall as the gift of the rain. Wings summons the spirit of earth and rain alike in these bold, elegant earrings, silver and stone in the shape of beautiful tears. Each drop is crafted of a sterling silver setting in a classic teardrop […]

To experience a Red Willow sunrise is to live through a moment of magic, utterly ephemeral and yet somehow timeless. Wings honors the beauty of the dawn in this place with these earrings wrought in an old traditional Native style. Each drop is crafted as a single concha, stamped across the front with the rays […]

Dragonflies are messengers of love and joy, small spirits dancing on the light. Wings pays tribute to their outsized power and ethereal beauty, and to the old ways of silversmithing, with this necklace-and-earrings set wrought vintage-style in sterling silver ingot. The earrings, shown in close-up below, are crafted of ingot silver, molten, poured, and hammered by […]

Dragonflies are messengers of love and joy, small spirits dancing on the light. Wings pays tribute to their outsized power and ethereal beauty, and to the old ways of silversmithing, with this necklace-and-earrings set wrought vintage-style in sterling silver ingot. The necklace, shown in close-up below, is crafted of ingot silver, molten, poured, and hammered […]

In the starlit hours of dusk and dawn, the storm brings the magic of indigo rain. Such mysterious precipitation finds expression in Wings’s earrings, bold sterling silver teardrops centered by a matched pair of freeform cabochons of sparkling lapis lazuli, each held fast in the embrace of a saw-toothed bezel. The stones are flat and smooth as the surface of […]

The seas stretch in all directions, the tides ebb and flow, and the world arises at the water’s edge. Wings honors world and waters alike in the forging of this hook bracelet, a vintage style finding resurgent expression. The narrow silver band is stamped down the center of its surface in a chased pattern that makes […]

Some of the old stories tell how our earth emerged from the waters, and the people with it. With this ring, Wings has crafted an image in miniature of Turtle Island, amidst other land masses, arising with its own seas out of the shimmering silver waters of the underworld. The ring is formed of a […]

Even as time ticks steadily onward, a timeless earth reckons our days by the light. With these earrings, Wings pays tribute to the passage of time, and to earth’s transcendence of it. The pair is built around matched triangular cabochons of warm green turquoise in a soft, fertile shade, each stone marbled with beautiful earthy […]

At the edges of the sky, we enter a world of cosmic dreams. Wings summons their spirit with these earrings, spare and simple drops full of symbolism and substance. A matched pair of Kingman turquoise cabochons, a perfect sky blue with only the barest hints of pale matrix, are turned 90 degrees to form a diamond […]

Sometimes the most profound love is expressed through tears. Wings honors the love of water, for us and by us, with these new earrings in the form of large silver teardrops. Each drop is polished to a mirror sheen, single small hoops hand-drilled through the narrow end to hold sterling silver wires. At the center of […]

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 […]

Our world is made of earth and water, fire and air, and of such ethereal materials as moondust and starlight. So, too, are our women, warriors all, emerging from the strength of the soil and the spirits of the skies. Wings pays tribute to the elemental force and ephemeral light of their beings with the latest […]

We begin each new year by embracing the light, whose return brings us a world renewed. Wings honors both the light and its embrace with this new finger cuff, a ring designed to embrace one in silvery reflected and refracted light. It’s a simple sterling silver band, hammered by hand to catch the light, its […]

Each year, a new world is born, as timeless as the first dawn when earth and sky, air and waters first came together to form turtle Island. In this new year, Wings pays tribute to the dawn of that world, and to every new world born thereafter, with a pair of earrings formed of elemental sky. A […]

A healthy Earth, flowering in the light, creates a world in harmony for us all. Wings honors both spirit and goal with this cuff bracelet, sterling silver in full flower. The band is scored freehand into seven separate spaces, a sacred number that in some traditions is the number of the directions, the clans, and […]

Even when the days are short and the shadows long, earth and sky still flower into petals of light. Wings honors the blooms of the indigo hours, the subtle and essential glow of dawn and dusk, with his newest earrings, a traditional blossom design that shimmers in the shades of shadow and storm. They begin with […]

Like sun and stars, the moon is a mediating light, one that intercedes on our behalf between earth and sky, between the seasons, between the shadows and the dark. Wings pays tribute to the centrality of her power with his latest earrings, a pair hand-wrought in a traditional blossom design. The sterling silver settings are hand-cut, […]

The old stories teach that the First People emerged into this world, the world at the center of the light. It is, in part, an evergreen world, with peaks that remain green even beneath the deepest snows. Wings pays tribute both the lush fertile colors of the earth and to the light in which they […]

The web of the world is the spirits’ embrace, an elemental cradle of earth and water, storm and light. Wings pays tribute to its nurturing power and animating force with his newest cuff bracelet wrought in the avatars of those elemental beings. It begins with a sterling silver cuff, sparingly hand stamped in traditional patterns […]

From the heart of the sun shines the autumn light, a fiery expression of the world’s love. Wings honors love and light alike with his newest work, a pair of flame-colored earrings that glow like the season’s own sun. Each earring is anchored at the top with a round amber cabochon, blazing with fall color. […]

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