Owen Walkers hand carved Sterling silver Beaver bracelet, design #2 is a family favorite around here at Walker Goldsmiths, especially with Abalone shell eyes.
Northwest Coast Indian lore speaks of Beaver, who at first was a woman who loved to swim. The woman who became the first beaver and ancestress of the Beaver Families and had a husband who was not kind and loving as husbands should be, but was demanding and dictatorial. She dammed-up a small stream to create a pool to swim in because swimming was her escape as she could not hear her husband complain and give orders when she was under water. Soon the pool grew into a lake and as she spent more and more time away from her husband, he scolded and threatened her for ignoring her wifely chores. Gradually she lived in the lake altogether and her leather apron turned into a tail and she became covered with brown fur. She had spent so much time in the lake that she became Beaver.
“Like many of the stories of the first peoples, it is both entertainment and a cautionary tale similar to the passion plays of medieval Europe, so husbands, let us take this tale to heart and treat our wives with gentleness and love. I have always loved this story and the design of this bracelet with the ears of the beaver breaking out of the frame. It was created for my daughter Sariah, for her high school graduation. I have given each of my children and now my grandchildren a bracelet of their choice when they graduate high school.” …Owen Walker
Hand Carved ~ Sterling Silver Beaver Bracelet ~ by Owen Walker
design #2, 1″ wide plus ears, tapering to 3/4″. Can come with Abalone.
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