14K/CANDELARIA TURQUOISE BRACELET BY RIC CHARLIE (NAVAJO)
Ric Charlie is a member of the Black Street Wood People and Edgewater Clans and is originally from Tuba City, Arizona. He first learned jewelry making techniques in 1973 while in high school and also studied jewelry making and design while attending Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Seeing Preston Monongye's and Charles Loloma's work inspired him to learn tufa casting, which has become his signature technique along with his creative use of patinas. He has been in the art business for nearly 3 decades and has won many awards over the years. In 2007, his work won First Place in Jewelry, Best of Jewelry Classification and Best of Division in Jewelry at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
measurements: 1 1/4" wide x 5" inside circumference x 1 1/8" wrist opening, 6 1/8" total