Bone Ring

  • recycled sterling silver
  • tufa cast
  • designed by Maida Branch
  • handmade by Gino Antonio in Navajo Nation

The Bone Ring design is inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés 'Skeleton Woman' story from Women Who Run With the Wolves.

The story is one of my favorite of all time - an Inuit story, it explores the Life/Death/Life cycle in all things in nature and love.

“The Life/Death/Life nature is a cycle of animation, development, decline, and death that is always followed by re-animation. This cycle affects all physical life and all facets of psychological life. Everything — the sun, novas, and the moon, as well as the affairs of humans and those of the tiniest creatures, cells and atoms alike — have this fluttering, then faltering, then fluttering again.” - CPE