Handmade Feather Design
Argentium Sterling Silver
Size 6-3/4"">

Michael Kirk - Isleta/Navajo
2" Bracelet - Cuff
Handmade Feather Design
Argentium Sterling Silver
Size 6-3/4"

Michael Kirk, Isleta/Navajo Jewelry New Mexico, USA  1949 - 

Spectacular, eye-popping work from Michael Kirk.  It is a striking design, definitely a statement piece. This is part of a "feather series" he has made for years.  I have some other sizes I will be posting.  

This shape is referred to as anticlastic. which is defined as having opposite curvatures at a given point. A few other artists with whom I work have made anticlastic pieces for me.  

It is made of Argentium Sterling Silver.  Argentium .935 is a purer silver than standard Sterling at .925.  It has more silver, less copper, and the addition of germanium which greatly reduces fire-stain and tarnish. This results in a much brighter piece.  If you like dull, don't buy Argentium. Most artists don't use it because it is more expensive.

Michael started making jewelry in 1971 after returning home from service in Vietnam with the USMC. (Sempi Fi, Michael)  He learned from and with his older brother, the late great Andy Lee Kirk (1947 - 2001) with whom he collaborated at times.  His list of awards is very impressive.  Much of his work runs into the multiple thousands of dollars so it is nice to have some price accessible pieces.

Both his daughter Elizabeth and his niece Melanie Kirk-(Lente) are active jewelers.  

 To see other feather jewelry please click: Feather Jewelry Collection

Remember to check the dimensions-the photos are extreme close-ups 
The photos are often MUCH larger than the actual piece


Materials:  .935 Argentium Sterling Silver

Total Bracelet Size: 6-3/4" - (Large-Medium) My wrist is 6-1/8", this cuff is slightly large on me

Inside Measurement (Metal Only): 5-3/4"

Bracelet Opening (Gap):  1"

Adjustable: Some (Note: Jewelry that have been altered are in any manner is NOT returnable)

Bracelet Width (Widest Part of Cuff): 2"

Weight: 2.8oz/78gr/0.172lbs

Signed: MKIRK (stamped in script)

Hallmarked: Sterling


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