Howard Sice

Howard Sice

Howard Sice was born on May 25, 1948 in Winslow, Arizona, of a Hopi mother and Laguna father. He was raised on the Laguna pueblo in the Village of Paraje. He spent many seasons with his aunts in Walapi, Kykosmovi, and Polacca villages on the Hopi reservation.

The Laguna and Hopi culture are both strongly emphasized in his jewelry design. He beautifully engraves his pieces with traditional Southwest and Pueblo imagery. Howard recently began to use Precious Metal Clay which allows him to carve the design into the clay and then fire it, leaving the beautiful design on the silver or gold.

In 1972, Howard began teaching himself the trade of traditional style of silversmithing. In 1985, he added engraving to his repertoire. Today, Howard expresses his creativity through use of exotic and rare earth metals, silver, gold and stone work. He uses traditional Southwest and Pueblo imagery in his contemporary designs. Howard is recognized for his fine, engraved designs, which have won him many prestigious awards. He won First Place at the Heard Museum in Phoenix and Best of the Show at the Northern Arizona Museum Hopi Show.

He reproduces the designs of ancient pottery or petroglyphs on his earrings and pendants. His unique pins are designed from ancient pottery chards that he has found. He takes the pottery chard and reproduces the size, shape and design by engraving it on the silver. These beautiful pins are then accented with a piece of turquoise.

Sizing

Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:

Bracelets

Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size

5.5"

XX-Small

5.75"

Extra-Small

6"

Small

6.25"

Small-Medium

6.5"

Medium

6.75" - 7"

Medium-Large

7.25"

Large

7.5"

Extra-Large

7.75"

XX-Large

8"

XXX-Large

 

You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.

Buckles

Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.