Stainless steel and stingray leather bracelet by Pat Pruitt (Laguna)
Pat Pruitt lives on the Laguna Pueblo in the village of Paguate, New Mexico. He learned the traditional art of silversmithing from artist Greg Lewis as a youth and later met Charlie Bird, who taught him different techniques and aesthetics. These two influences developed Pruitt's designs and inspired his current work. During college, Pruitt studied mechanical engineering and once graduated, opened his own steel manufacturing business. He then revisited his silversmith career, only now incorporating his steel machining knowledge to help develop unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. He is well known for his bold and dynamic contemporary jewelry pieces crafted in stainless steel, zirconium, and other alternative metals.
measurements: 1/2" wide x 5" inside circumference x 1 1/4" wrist opening, 6 1/4" total