- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Width: 1" / 25mm
- Size: 6” in length with 1" gap / 15cm in length with 2.5cm gap
- Totem Symbols: Bear, Wolf
- Artists: Don Wadhams
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Bracelets
Wolf is a symbol of loyalty, great strength, determination, and strong family ties. Highly respected, the wolf is seen as having a great likeness to people, as they form family units, hunt in groups, and mate for life. They are considered wise, understanding, and steadfast. Some First Nation groups believe that great hunters are reincarnated as wolves.
The Bear symbolizes strength, independence, learned humility, and teaching. The protector of the animal kingdom. With great power and human like qualities, the Bear is known as the Elder Kinsman and is always treated as a high-ranking guest.
Don was taught his carving technique by his uncle, Kwakiutl master carver Lloyd Wadhams Sr. in 1992. While he began as a wood carver, Don mainly works with metals at this point. He enjoys producing works that incorporate overlay, and contemporary smithing techniques.