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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thunderbirds and Yucca Blooms

My brother-in-law, Todd, recently gave me a hand cast pewter pendant.  Since I rarely have much of a plan when I start making something, I did know that I wanted to use my southwest mix seed beads that I recently acquired and do something in a southwest style.  I also wanted to use some matching flower beads because I got them to go with the seed beads so feel like I need to use them somewhat together.  I am very happy with the way the colors work together.

 I really like the unusual thunderbird in this pendant.  Thank you Todd!  It got me to thinking about the symbolism of the Thunderbird so I did some internet research.

This is what I learned.

The Thunderbird is a powerful spirit helper. His eyes flash lightning while his wing beats roll out thunder. He is related to the spirits of air and water, and he holds in his heart and mind the most raw and elemental power of nature. He has a destructive power, whose use is always followed by cleansing and freshness. The Thunderbird causes the storm whose following calm reaffirms life, youth and healing.


Marti C. said...

I absolutely love the colors in this set and the thunderbird info is terrific...thanks for sharing!

Marti C. said...

And I should also say, and the way you put them together...they look great!

Kepi said...

Southwest colors are my favorite, I love this piece. It's just beautiful.

Body piercing jewellery said...

The colors of the necklace are very attractive and it is looking so beautiful.Would love wearing it so elegant liked it.