There is no real reason to call this bracelet Diving Eagle except it is a nicer name than D38. She could just as well be dancing or swimming or singing, but she is a very nice Eagle. Right now the eagles are courting, and building nests, dancing on the wind, and singing to each other. We are seeing forty or fifty every day, I’m sure many of them are the same eagles, but I don’t have tags on them so I just count them anyway!
I am particularly fond of the shape made by the meeting of the two beaks and the border of the bracelet. It is an interesting shape and quite difficult to get a good crosshatch job done in, but when it is accomplished it just does something to me! I used to put a long narrow U-form across the top so it was easier to crosshatch, but I never liked it. I even began to dislike the whole design, until I took that U-form out, now I think it is my favorite eagle design, not big and flashy and it’s eyes are too wide apart to take inlay, but it is has a very pleasing symmetry.
Hand-carved Sterling Silver Diving Eagle bracelet by Owen Walker, 1.2 inch width. 1 1/8″ width.