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.
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.