Lapis Inlay Cuff
Sterling Silver, Lapis, Mediterranean Coral, and Candelaria Turquoise Inlay Cuff by Miles Standish. This handmade cuff features Lapis, Mediterranean Coral, and Candelaria turquoise inlayed in casted silver. This cuff is a size 5.5.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
As a jewelry artist and craftsman, Miles Standish says he finds meaning in formulating shape out of something shapeless and bringing together different elements to create a relationship of balance and wholeness. A long-time resident of Santa Fe and a National Forrest Service employee, Standish draws his inspirations from observing the natural world: the shapes of clouds, the curve of a leaf, the spread of a bird’s wing, the texture and pattern of a sea shell. Growing up Standish was encouraged in every artistic endeavor but didn’t begin silver-smithing until the age 20.
“I sometimes feel as though the silver chose me; I did not choose it,” says Standish.