This is a small Eagle for those Eagle people who don’t want to make a huge statement, but want an easily recognized eagle. Split from tail to nose so that both sides show an Eagle in profile. It bothers some people to think that the eagle has been split into two parts so that he can be wrapped around a bracelet. If you are one of those people then this is two eagles!
There is so much to say about eagles, they are probably the most mythologized bird on earth. Every noble attribute is attributed to the family of eagle, and I’m sure some of it at least is true. Every creature displays noble attributes as they nurture and raise a family, Eagle is no exception. Many say Eagle is a scavenger and an opportunist. Yes they will eat what they did not kill as will every predator on the planet, as for being an opportunist, I do not see that as a negative especially when you have a couple of voracious monsters at home in the nest! When all is said and done Raven has made a reputation out of being an opportunist, so lets give Eagle a little credit for being smart enough to grasp an opportunity!
I really like this design as it is small enough to be understated, but large enough to make an impact. There is a lot of carving on it as there are some fairly large areas to be carved out. It does not lend itself to abalone shell inlay as the eyes of the eagle are too far around the curve of the bracelet to stay in well. It could be inlaid with gold either red or yellow.
Hand carved sterling silver bracelet by Owen Walker .75 inch w/o border $400.00