According to Black Elk, ‘The most important of all the creatures are the wingeds, for they are the nearest to the heavens.’ With wings we can look at things from both the perspective of earth and heaven at the same time. Intuition and inspiration seem to arrive unexpectedly on wings out of thin air as the first sign of any creative act. All kinds of winged beings connect us with the world beyond: the white dove of the Holy Spirit and Aphrodite, the black crow and raven, the angel, equally half-bird half-human, daimon and duende, as the voices of destiny, Mercury, the winged spirit of alchemy, the ancient shamans who flew to other worlds on their magical wings and imagination itself is winged. They return, each with their unique message.
This Beaded Basket is a nod to community and family our Tiyospaye. It encompasses the conviction that family is not only made up of blood relatives but all relatives, Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ. We strive to live in harmony, supporting one another and all living things. In the tradition of weaving beads, each has a meaning and purpose. Prayers are spoken as they are woven and best wishes are included for the recipient. As I create the piece a similar prayer is expressed for it to be worn in good health, happiness, abundance and with protection.
Sterling silver, 24kt and 21kt fused, hand engraved
Green Tourmaline 7mm, 75mm x 18mm
22” adjustable sterling silver oxidized chain
Native American Made: Enrolled Sicangu Lakota
Not hallmarked: due to FTC rules
Jewelry Weight: 8.03g
Most online orders will generally ship within 1-7 business days.
If an item is damaged you have 24 hours upon receipt to contact us for any remedy.
Do not ship any items for return without prior authorization.
Each item I make by hand has some variations or inclusions. These may be present in your piece. I take great pride in the creativity and workmanship in my pieces and it is my goal to provide the highest quality hand-crafted jewelry or art at affordable prices.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as you receive your purchase!
I do accept items for exchange (studio credit) however all shipping/protection fees will not be credited.
Our exchange policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you an exchange. If it is damaged in shipment, you have 24 hours after receipt to notify us to work with the shipper to get it returned and a credit established.
To be eligible for an exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Inventory Reduction Specials
Unfortunately, inventory reduction specials cannot be exchanged.
If you need to exchange an item, please contact us using the form on the website and we will be in touch within 24 hours.
Do not ship anything to us without prior return authorization.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. If the item does not arrive, you will not receive a studio credit.
If you receive a studio credit, the cost of the original shipping and those protection fees will be deducted from your credit.
New studio credit purchases are separate purchases and shipping/protection services do apply against the available credit.
All of our jewelry comes beautifully packaged and ready to give. Here are some examples, however each package is its own creation so the specifics of each package may vary.
All classes are non-refundable for any reason.
If I have a wait list and someone wants to take your space, I will send them to you and you can make arrangements for payment between the two of you.
You may also sell your space as long as you get prior permission from me first before making the final arrangements.
The policy for Tools and Shipping are the same as with jewelry. See above.