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The Silverwork

The wedding vase is an ancient and traditional Pueblo symbol of love and commitment. Wings pays tribute to it, and to the timeless blessings of love itself, with this miniature version crafted entirely of sterling silver. The body of the vase presents a mirror image, top and bottom, each section embraced by the same hand-stamped […]

The horizon divides earth from sky, but does not interrupt the light. Wings pays tribute to all three cosmic spirits with this hand-milled sterling silver cuff. The band is twelve-gauge silver, solid and substantial but not heavy, filed and buffed to a silky smooth finish on the underside. Across the top, the silver is coaxed […]

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 this place, the storm carries its own light. Wings infuses its powerful radiance into stones and silver in this old-style barrette, a domed and highly stylized concha-like accessory held in place with an elegantly jeweled pick. At the barrette’s center lies a free-form Skystone, Bisbee turquoise in the colors of the thunderstorm: deep indigo clouded […]

In the interstices inhabited by the elemental powers, Spirit catalyzes fire and ice, bringing them to life in our world, their full strength and power yet held back: a reminder that if we are careful, we may use their gifts rather than be consumed by them. Here, Spirit’s Eye traces the length of the band […]

Our ways honor women, and the cycles of the natural world. Wings pays tribute to both, and to the small powerful spirits who serve as the royalty of the winds, the monarch butterfly: she who undergoes a process of metamorphosis to become an avatar, a leader of her kind. It begins with a pair of […]

The summer wind brings the spirits of renewal, the pollinators who emerge from their cocoons to transform the earth. Here, Wings pays tribute to the soft and gentle power of winds and wings alike with a butterfly barrette, a way to keep this summer spirit close to one’s own. Head, body, and wings are all […]

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 […]

It’s a play on words and double meanings in a piece that represents the flavoring of life: of the body, and of the spirit. It’s a miniature salt shaker made entirely by hand, a tool to season the food that sustains us, styled and shaped in an homage to the seasons that sustain the world […]

A broken arrow may signify peace, or merely a change in direction, but it still retains its power to protect. Wings has turned the motif into medicine, a talisman for warriors of all sorts. It begins with a solid vertical medallion of thick sterling silver ingot, cast into a freehand form. Pointing upwards through the […]

Medicine is found in lodges and sacred spaces, and beneath the spirits of the skies. Here, it is found beneath the light of the Morning Star, placed at the center of this miniature bowl and surrounded by open lodge symbols that join to form the rays of a central sun. A repeating pattern in the ancient […]

In the languages of the Algonquin peoples, Miskwaki means “Red Earth.” Our last horse, a red-paint Indian pony, is named Miskwaki, a tribute to my language, his color, and his red earth spirit that matches the coppery soil of this land. Wings honors the strong fierce spirit of this horse, a red and white fire […]

At the threshold of autumn, the butterflies reappear: just for a moment, long enough to find each other, to mate, to produce their young before flying off to warmer climes. It is in the last warm days that their vision is realized, for it is this time that begins to fulfill the dreams of a late-summer […]

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 […]

To go well through life is to follow a flowering path, one abundant and green with life no matter the season. Wings honors both journey and way with this cuff, wrought of solid sterling silver triangle wire. The band is hand-milled to form a bold path down the center apex, flanked on its lower sides […]

Butterflies and other spirits dance on the wind beneath sunny skies. Wings pays tribute to their movement and migration with this cuff, made of solid sterling silver triangle wire stamped freehand on both top angles in a repeating pattern of bold sunrise symbols. Along the apex at the center of the band, tiny butterflies whirl […]

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 […]

The Morning Star guides us from the world of dreams to the world of the day. Here, her image is formed from four long Eyes of Spirit reaching out from a small center hoop. Her rays touch the plants as they open to the dawn, and cast their light upon the mountains that embrace the […]

Earth, Air, Fire, Water. All four elements come together in this one piece to create a single spirit being, something vastly more powerful than the sum of their parts. The sterling silver setting includes “hands” of hand-made sunburst overlays. The head is Air and Water: a freeform cabochon of a textured blue Skystone, shot through […]

Wings has reimagined the Corn Maidens in a whole new yet wholly traditional way: No metaphorical Mona Lisa, this; this is Maiden as the very embodiment of the Indian Corn that sustains our peoples. A large single ear of a corn is hand-cut from sterling silver and set with fifteen tiny jeweled kernels in an […]

Many Native peoples trace their origins to a place of emergence, a vortex or void deep in the earth or beneath the waters, from which their own First People arose eventually into the light of this world we collectively call Turtle Island. With this miniature collector’s spoon, one designed to mark the birth of a […]

The Day Star is a guiding and protective spirit, one to honor and thank for the gift of the new day and renewed light. Wings summons small versions of this powerful cosmic entity into being with his latest cuff bracelet. The band is wrought of twelve-gauge sterling silver, thick enough to feel solid and substantial, […]

The roads of time are neither simple nor straight, but they all meet at intersections of history and spirit. Wings honors their existence, and their patterns, with this contemporary tribute to ancient beings. The pendant’s cabochon is a slab of fossilized mammoth tooth, thousands of years old, its pale natural color warmed by the earth in […]

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 […]

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