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"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace
"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace
"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace
"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace
"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace
"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace

"Rollin' Thunder" 1888 Design Necklace

Regular price $ 40.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: Vintage thunderbird keychain and silver-plate feather strung on 24" 6mm stainless steel curb chain. 

Components Found in: Quartzsite AZ

~Thunderbird~

The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs, and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, and is found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest, Great Lakes, and Great Plains. Often thought to represent the best aspects of humankind, The Lakota name for the Thunderbird translates to 'sacred winged'. The word 'thunderbird' pays homage to the myth that this noble creature has the ability to create thunder with a flutter of its mighty wings and can influence natural events like rainfall, thunder, and cloud formation. This explains why the Thunderbird is seen as a symbol of Prosperity and Abundance, and the Bird Man dance (which originates from the Mississippian Indians) is a popular ceremony held in honor of the Thunderbird's sacred gifts to the tribe. The Thunderbird is a symbol of Creation. For many tribes, the Thunderbird was a servant of the Great Spirit, the Supreme Being that rules everything in the universe. It is seen as an animal of the Sun, bringing with it new possibilities with each coming dawn.

~Feather~

My mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, you should pick it up & keep it for luck on your journey. Commonly it has represented everything from the center of the cosmos to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion.  Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.

  

After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection. 

 

1888 Design
Upcycled Jewelry
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Nathan & Ali