We’re pretty crazy about Orca here at Walker Goldsmiths and Owen Walker’s Hand Carved Sterling Silver Big Orca Bracelet, design #6, is a favorite design of ours that compliments Orca very well. We were a fishing family for years and we have lived by the sea most of our lives and seeing an Orca is still a very exciting and memorable experience for us and most everyone else.
Marine Biologists tell us that Orcas have shown great reasoning capabilities and creative thinking in encounters with humans. Owen says, “I have had many encounters with Orcas myself having been a commercial Gillnet fisherman in my early years. I have never found a reliable story of an Orca harming a human in the wild. I did see a large male Orca take revenge on a fisherman who shot at him as he picked fish from the Gillnet. The fisherman put a hole in the Orca’s dorsal fin, so the Orca went under water and went back and forth like a sewing needle through the Gillnet, until there was not a 50 foot rag left to fish with, then disappeared!”
The Haida and Tsimshian people tell of one man, Nanasymgyet, whose wife was kidnapped by the the Chief of the Orcas, who took her to his village at the bottom of the sea. He eventually got her back after many adventures, and help from some unlikely friends. As time permits we will post this and other stories, on this site.
“This Big Orca Bracelet, d#6, is one of my designs that does not get an abalone inlay. I have always been fascinated by Orca, so much so that I don’t remember the occasion that prompted me to design this bracelet, but it must have been a good one. Any encounter with Orca is a good adventure.”
Hand Carved ~ Sterling Silver Big Orca Bracelet ~ by Owen Walker
design #6, 1 and 1/2″ wide tapering to 1″.
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