Kingman Turquoise ‘Dead Head’ Bolo


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Kingman Turquoise ‘Dead Head’ Bolo

Sterling Silver, Bronze, 18K Gold, Kingman Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Braided Leather ‘Dead Head’ Bolo Tie by Kit Carson. The slide (3″ x 4″) consists of a silver skull with a bronze hat and bow tie, embellished with a blue topaz stone and silver rope trim bezel. There are three oval turquoise stones mounted on the hat and one dangling from the bow tie which are all embellished with 18K gold dots. The black braided leather tie measures 37″ including the silver tips.

Santa Fe Artist: Kit Carson

Art and I met up at an early age of about 9, says Kit Carson. By 18, I knew the path, and by 25, I was in the business.

Kit Carson’s jewelry profession continued to grow, adding sculpture and painting along the way. His specialty is engraved jewelry with a rainbow of gemstones, including high grade turquoise. The beauty and humor of animals is a constant theme in his work. Kit’s design style has an Art Nouveau filter that smooths out his line.

His current line of jewelry is called Romantic Rust. This on-going series includes cuffs from license plates, chains, and bolo ties with hood ornaments. ​​Each piece is one-of-a-kind-out-of-my-mind.