Handcrafted cuff bracelet by Navajo artist Happy Piasso.It features 3 pieces of Dry Creek turquoise all set in solid sterling silver. The artist is known for her detailed silver work and this is no exception. It measures 3/4" in width with a detailed stamped scalloped edge. This is a small sized bracelet with an inside measurement of 5-1/4" and a 1-1/4" opening. It is beautifully crafted.
Artist: Happy Piaso, Navajo, is 40 years old (2014) and is married to Rudie Willie. She was born and raised in Alamo, New Mexico and has 2 children, one of which is in the military. Happy was taught the craft of silversmithing by her husband, Rudie.
Stone:The Dry Creek Turquoise Mine is located on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada. The mine was first discovered in 1993, but the nature of the material led to much confusion, due both to its extreme hardness and odd color. After having the material assayed, it was proven to be turquoise. The miners at Dry Creek have also found a white stone at this deposit that is mistaken as “white, turquoise”.