Stunning 1 1/2 inch hand-carved solid copper Orca Bracelet by Paddy Seaweed. Paddy is from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. 6 inches
There are a pod of whales carved onto this stunning piece. Signed by the artist. Free shipping within Canada. Very reasonable shipping rates to United States and Internationally.
The Orca symbolizes kindness, intelligence and compassion. The Orca is also known as the guardian of the sea and guardian of travel and also is a symbol of unity and goodness. The Orca is a popular symbol for romance as they mate for life. It is because of this nature that they are known for their strong sense of family values and unity. An Orca near the shore is thought to be a human transformed, trying to communicate with his family.
Paddy Seaweed was born and raised in Alert Bay, British Columbia on the westcoast of Vancouver Island. His mother’s family is from the Village Island and his father’s family is from Turnour Island. He is the youngest son in the family. The family Kwakiutl crest is the Kolus, which is a Baby Thunderbird covered in down. The Kolus is a supernatural bird. Legend is that the Kolus became overheated by the down and shed it’s down revealing a human image being given great strength.
Paddy was trained in jewelry carving by Lloyd Wadhams.
He was always interested in drawing, then moved into wood carving and from there, into silver and gold. Paddy’s older brothers, Alfred and Norman Seaweed are also well known carvers from the westcoast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
Paddy Seaweed is an excellent well renowned artist. He designs stunning and unique jewelry with clean, crisp lines. Each piece is signed by the artist making each piece a timeless piece of wearable art.