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We are ancient peoples upon a timeless earth, at once fragile and radiant, fractured by outside forces but possessed of a cosmic resilience. Wings pays tribute to the powers of our cosmos and our peoples with this cuff, wrought of sixteen-gauge sterling silver and ultra-high-grade Covellite with a matrix-line fracture that only adds to its […]

Butterflies, small messengers who travel migratory paths, teach us that there are many ways open to us on our journey, and that change can be a gift. With this new and powerful masterwork of multiple silversmithing techniques, Wings has summoned the spirit of Butterfly and the messages she carries upon her wings to show us […]

The way of Mother Earth is found in following the sun. Wings braids earth and sun, medicine and light together in three dimensions in this silky hand-scalloped cuff bracelet. The band is solid sixteen-gauge sterling silver, the gracefully flowing edges cut freehand with the filament-thin blade of a jeweler’s saw. Each scalloped curve follows the […]

We are bound to the ways of wind and light, like braids woven with silvered ribbons, never to unravel. With this cuff, Wings calls both element forces to the circle to show their strength and beauty. The band is formed of heavy nine-gauge sterling silver half-round wire, solid, substantial, with a graceful arc to the […]

The roots of medicine are all around us: in the earth beneath our feet, in the sky overhead, in the air and fire, wind and light. With this vintage-style cuff, Wings calls the roots from all directions to inspire us to create the medicine our world needs now. The work is wrought from a strand […]

Each day brings us a new world beneath skies of infinite possibility, from the rising to the setting of the sun. With this cuff, wrought in traditional style, Wings summons the spirits of dawn and dusk, blue skies webbed with clouds, and boldly delineated arrows to guide the way. This work begins with the silver, […]

Sagebrush spirits are pollinators, messengers — tiny beings and bringers of the water to the sagebrush violets and the purple sage. Wings gives three-dimensional form and shape to Dragonfly and his wings, setting him amid a profusion of petals glowing in the desert light. The cuff is a masterwork of traditional Indigenous metalsmithing, the band […]

Guided by the wisdom and illuminating power of Spirit, our aim will always fly true. With this cuff, Wings calls the arrows into the circle beneath Spirit’s eye, ready to find their mark. Wrought of heavy nine-gauge sterling silver half-round wire, the cuff is cut freehand at the very center to limn the edges of […]

The river spirits carve a path through the peaks and feed the land that surrounds them. With this cuff, Wings creates a silver simulacrum of crest and current, our own Great River Gorge in miniature. The work begins with heavy nine-gauge sterling silver, solid and substantial, scored freehand along wither narrow edge. A single stamp, […]

In a land where water is the First Medicine, the waves and the Water Serpent are powerful forces indeed. Wings summons them to dance in a silvered arc with this cuff, wide and eminently traditional in style. The borders are scored freehand; the sweeping curves within it are wrought with Wings’s own hand-made stamps, and […]

We live by, in, of, and through our cosmologies: our origin stories, the biggest of bangs, where stardust and dreams collide and medicine is born. With this cuff bracelet full of not merely worlds but galaxies, whole and entire, Wings honors the stuff of which the universe is created and the form and shape it […]

In a hard world, the spirits guide us in finding the way. Wings summons their illuminating eyes, and the glow of sun from clouds emergent, to point the way along the length of this sterling silver cuff. Wrought of heavy sixteen-gauge sterling silver, the band is cut freehand in a graceful, gradual taper, widest at […]

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-wrought from sterling silver and adorned with stones of protection and power. […]

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