Reimagined Components: Vintage sterling and turquoise flower, arrowhead and leaf V style silvertone necklace.
1888 Nate's Take: "Thinks don't always go to plan and in those moments you realize that there was beauty in the lesson. Staying positive and resilient is the way."
I have vivid recollections of the fiery orange ambers and gradient reds blanketing the mountain terrain around my Vermont home.
They were sure to inspire my seasonally wild imaginings as I watched the foliage dance with one another in the wind.
When my eyes had had their fill, I'd close them tightly to shut out the pulsing array of mountain fire. That way I could focus on unique rustling the leaves made as they clung to their last few moments of connection to their parent tree.
These fragile creations of nature represent unconditional giving and unassuming strength through the cycle’s seasonal rebirth.
Luck is also an appropriate association with the leaf, because to be a leaf is to be lucky enough to know purpose without question.
It is also said that if you catch a leave on its fall from tree to ground you will have good luck for some time after.
Native Americans have long believed that wearing an arrowhead, as a talisman is a symbol of protection, courage, and strength. Plus, It's always handy to have an extra should you need it.
For thousands of years, turquoise has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and immortality. In many Native American cultures, it represents the great spirit in the sky and is often referred to as the Sky Stone. It’s believed that if a crack forms in the stone, it has taken the injury for its wearer.
It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts &feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.