Art-n-facts: "From The Ground Up" 1888 Design Necklace
Reimagined Components: Vintage sterling silver hematite pendant, Antique buffalo nickel and bronze feather backer strung on 26" 3mm gun metal box chain.
1888 Nate's Take: "Taking an idea and seeing it through through to fruition is a truly magnificent feeling...but remember it is truly about the journey...did you spend your time causing yourself and others stress or did you approach each challenge with grace. Nothing worth doing is easy...so stay grounded and grateful. The chance to build a project from the ground up is a true blessing...enjoy the process!"
Hematite has an excellent grounding & balancing energy, a powerful ability to stimulate one's mind, enhance one's memory or evoke deep thought. The combination of grounding, balancing & stimulation serves to heighten one's self-confidence, willpower & self-worth.
~Buffalo Nickel: 1913 to 1938~
Sculptor James Earle Fraser was commissioned to beautify the US nickel. The result was a stunning depiction of an American bison, a symbol of strength, courage, prosperity, challenge, and survival. The obverse side depicts the profile of a South Western Native American Cheif. It is believed that three different American Indians sat for Fraser while creating his designs. Two were named by Fraser before his death, Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne. He could not recall the name of the third person...
My Mother used to say that if you came across a feather lying in your path, it’s a sign that you are headed in the right direction, your true path, and you should pick it up and keep it as a talisman of luck for your journey.
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