Bell Copper Southwestern Style Cuff Bracelet

copper Southwestern Cuff Bracelet

I picked up this copper cuff bracelet for a couple of sheckels on the weekend. It is marked SOLID COPPER in the familiar Bell Trading Post style, although it lacks the actual bell symbols. I’ve had lots of Bell copper pieces — they are easy to find because they were made for the tourist market. But this one is my new, all-time favourite because it’s super stylized reworking of traditional Navajo motifs makes it look very modern. No mean feat since it was made before 1972.