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Alyce Johnson, Navajo
Hand Beaded Thunderbird Bracelet
HK Item #NBB033

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Authentic Native American Hand Beaded bracelet by Navajo Alyce Johnson

size
can be adjusted to fit
6 1/2" to 7 1/2" wrist;

See diagram below.

1" wide all around
artist
Alyce Johnson, Navajo
(wife of silversmith Peterson Johnson)

Authentic Native American Hand Beaded bracelet by Navajo Alyce Johnson

Feather details on the ends.

Authentic Native American Hand Beaded bracelet by Navajo Alyce Johnson

Bracelet measurements

How to Choose and Fit a Cuff Bracelet

Alyce Johnson, Navajo
Hand Beaded Thunderbird Bracelet

NBB033 - $110 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "Alyce Johnson makes some of the finest beaded bracelets I have seen. Alyce's stitch work is very fine - this ensures your bracelet will hold together for years. The leather backing is very comfortable.

"The core of the bracelet is copper, which is sturdy to hold its shape yet flexible enough to make the bracelet very adjustable. This bracelet can be adjusted to fit from a 5 3/4" to 6 3/4" wrist size. Even when the gap is made small, this bracelet is easy to put on and take off because of its flexibility.

"Tell us your wrist size in the note section of the order page and we'll adjust the bracelet before we send it."

Authentic Native American Hand Beaded bracelet by Navajo Alyce Johnson

Lined with comfortable leather.

Authentic Native American Hand Beaded bracelet by Navajo Alyce Johnson

 

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