Native American Jewelry with meaning
Animal designs in Native American Indian cultures symbolizes different meanings.Grizzly bears are symbol of strength, wilderness and protector of the animal kingdom.The wolf is the voice of wilderness to access the subconscious that has the secrets of knowledge and wisdom.The Eagle represents spiritual protection, carries prayers, and brings strength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, and a knowledge of magic.
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Unique Jewelry With Meaning, Handmade BraceletsHandcrafted Earrings in Native American JewelryThemesHandmade Jewelry Unique Jewelry Wholesale Jewelry inNative American Jewelry ThemesUnique Jewelry Handmade Bracelets Handcrafted Earringsin Native American Jewelry With MeaningWear Native American Jewelry With Meaning NativeIndian Bracelets Earrings NecklacesAnimals, sun, moon and nature plays a big role in Native American cultures. In NativeAmerican Indian jewelry and art you will always see representations, symbols andtotemic designs of animals and nature. Each animal and nature has meaning and storiesbehind that goes back centuries told from father to son. For example the bear is a symbolof power, strength and healing. The Bear is held in high respect by all, as it is beloved asan elder family member of the human race. When hunted and killed the body of the bearwas generally taken to the chiefs dwelling and showered in eagle down, which is agracious symbol of welcoming friendship. There is no meaning if you are not fully ‘into’native culture. There is no real connection if you don’t know what you are doing. If youwant to know what the eagle represents? In a word; God. But that is just one word. Hereare a few more: The power, the challenge, the knowledge, nature, culture, the connection,the bridge. The eagle can represent many things, depending on the tribe. The circle canrepresent life. The eagle is the master of the sky, carries prayers, and is known for itchcourage and wisdom.Native American metalwork jewelry, before colonization, the metalwork used in NativeAmerican jewelry making was fairly simple. The craftsmen would mainly hammermetals such as silver and copper to make jewelry pieces such as pendants, earrings, andeven necklaces. They would then etch the design on the surface of the metal. It was onlyduring the 1800s that Native American tribes such as Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo learnedthe art of silver smithing from the Spaniards. This led to a revolution in the NativeAmerican jewelry design, especially in the Southwest regions of America. This resultedin the creation of unique Native American jewelry pieces including Squash Blossomnecklace, the turquoise inlay ring called Navajo, Hopi silver bracelets in overlay style.The Native American craftsmen knew the art of fine grinding stones such as turquoise,coral, and shell beads in order to make Native American jewelry pieces such as heishinecklaces. But their skills were not limited to just this. These craftsmen could makedelicate carvings on the surface of bone and carved wood. They knew how to stitch overa thousand beads together, and to soak and piece together a quill made out of a porcupine.Today, while most of these skills are extinct, some of the art forms are still beingpracticed by people. Some young Native Indian handmade jewelry artists have taken itupon themselves to revive the porcupine quill work.
Native American jewelry is recognized all over the world for its unique jewelry designs.Traditionally, Native American Indian jewelry involves handcrafted or handmade jewelrywith hand stamped designs, beads, flowers, and leaves around the gem. Such jewelry issometimes designed with symbols and geometric patterns, and is a beautiful jewelry itemfor any women. Each piece of handmade Native American jewelry is handcrafted intraditional Native Indian designs and motifs. There are several different varieties ofhandmade Native American jewelry available. The most impressive traditions of jewelrymaking in Native American jewelry belongs to Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Pueblo artisanswho hand crafted silver stones into distinctive designs.Native American jewelry has a very rich history. Native American people have beenmaking and wearing jewelry since time began. Finding all sorts of ways to decorate theirbodies, faces, clothing, etc... Sometimes to show status within their social setting, andsometimes just to attract a mate. What some people find attractive, other definitely donot. Different Native tribes used different unique jewelry designs according where theylived. Different animal, wildlife and nature symbols gained different values ofimportance in their cultures. The differences in the symbols, patterns and designs comefrom their own interpretations of the colors, animals, nature and wildlife. The differentsurroundings and environments they lived in really dictated what was available to them towork with in creating their Native American jewelry designs.With many different styles and designs with Native Indian stories and legends behindthem, Copper Reflections specializes in Native American jewelry themes offers jewelrylovers a wide variety of unique jewelry to choose from. Native American jewelry designsinclude kokopelli, turtle, feathers, end of the trail, four elements, sunburst and many otherNative jewelry designs. For thousands of years, Native Americans from the AtlanticOcean to the Pacific Coast have employed their local natural resources for theirhandmade jewelry. Utilized for both utilitarian and ornamental purposes, the variations ofNative American jewelry are as rich and diverse as the cultures that created them. Theearth tone of handmade jewelry and unique gifts made Copper Reflections handcraftedjewelry gifts very popular as copper, silver and black are the basic colors for the NativeIndian art.Animal designs in Native American Indian cultures symbolizes differentmeanings.Grizzly bears are symbol of strength, wilderness and protector of the animalkingdom.The wolf is the voice of wilderness to access the subconscious that has thesecrets of knowledge and wisdom.The Eagle represents spiritual protection, carriesprayers, and brings strength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, creation,and a knowledge of magic.On our website you will find many different designs of bolo ties with Native Americanjewelry designs. The importance of the bolo tie in connection with the inhabitants of theSouthwest is apparent considering both Arizona and New Mexico claim the bolo tie astheir official state necktie, and it is also commonly used by Native Americans. Worn asan alternative to conventional neckwear such as business neck and bow ties, the bolo tie
deserves equal treatment as art and jewelry. You will love the selections of the bolo tiedesigns we have.Copper Reflections artisans have been specializing in handmade earrings, handmadebracelets, handcrafted necklaces with Native American jewelry themes. One of the mostpopular totemic jewelry designs in Northwest Native American is the sun. In NorthwestNative culture the sun is known to provide the earth with healing energy and life.According to most tribal legends the raven stole the sun from an evil tribe, who hadhidden it away for themselves. He then placed it in the sky, where it remains until todayfor all to enjoy. You will love our reasonable wholesale jewelry prices, our service and high quality ofour unique handmade jewelry.Modern pieces of Native American jewelry derive from the jewelry-making customs ofSouthwest Native Americans. Native American silversmithing illustrates characteristictechniques and tricks. Native American jewelry often uses repouss, a method ofhammering metal into shape from the back, which produces beautiful forms. This antiquemethod is rarely used in jewelry making apart from Native American jewelry but theStatue of Liberty was in fact made in this manner. This jewelry has been shaped by threedistinctive cultures: Moorish, Spanish and Native American. Designs include the squashblossom necklace containing a crescent or "naja" shape inspired by the Moorish.Rosaries, conchos and crosses were inspired by the Spanish. From these two cultures theSouthwestern Native Americans borrowed silversmithing and added their own designsand symbols to the pieces making them distinctive to this day. The styles simple beautydraws many to its attention. The wearer does not need to know the background of thepiece to appreciate the stunning, strong design of a fine Native American piece.Native American jewelry is worn by both men and women to embellish a look. Wear-ability and adaptability are both recognized by the Southwest Anglos, Hispanics andNative Americans. The style of turquoise and silver can be found in pieces such as silverbracelets, rings, concho belts, belt buckles, dangle earrings, money clips, necklaces,pendants, and much more. Though this jewelry looks great with cowboy boots andwestern wear, it also appears striking against a white blouse or shirt, bohemian wear, or asimple black dress.Copper Reflections artisans have developed special designs on handmade earrings,handmade bracelets rings, lockets necklaces and many other unique handmade jewelrypieces in animal jewelry themes. You will also find Copper Reflections has a wideassortment of Northwest Coast Native American jewelry. Northwest Native AmericanIndian jewelry designs are available on handmade bracelets, handmade earrings,handcrafted necklaces, lockets, rings, hair clips, brooches and many other uniquehandmade jewelry pieces. All these perfect jewelry gifts can be made into matching sets.You will love our Inukshuk and maple leaf jewelry designs on earrings, bracelets andother unique gift ideas. Among West Coast Indians, the Thunderbird symbolizes MysticalPower and Leadership. A mythical creature that inhabited the mountains of the PacificNorthwest. The Thunderbird was said to have a wing span of two war canoes and
destroyed enemies with bolts of lightening. This legendary great bird traditionally preyedupon Killer Whales, which once caught, were taken up to the mountain nest to feed thebird and its offspring.You will be pleased with our reasonable wholesale jewelry prices, our service and highquality of our unique handmade jewelry in American Native jewelry themes. On ourwebsite, you will discover our most original handmade earrings and bracelets withdelicately cut out designs in gold and copper plating with the Native American Indianjewelry themes. What makes these Northwest Native jewelry designs exceptional is thateach design has a Native Indian story relating to them. These Native stories relating theold and ancient culture of the North American Indians give special meaning to eachunique jewelry piece. Copper Reflections handmade jewelry will make valuable andmemorable jewelry gifts for everyone to enjoy and treasure for years to come.Northwest Native American Indian jewelry designs are first hand drawn and transferredto copper sheets. These beautiful Northwest Native designs are individually silver platedand diamond cut by hand to bring out the luster in the copper to give that special sparklelike diamonds. Most of our handcrafted jewelry are cut out meticulously by hand usingjewelers shears. Native American jewelry is available in a great selection with manydesigns and styles in handmade earrings, handmade bracelets, Northwest Native Indiannecklaces, pins, brooches, lockets, rings and hair clips, with Northwest American Nativejewelry themes. In our Native jewelry collection you can be sure to find a special gift foryour loved ones, unique gift ideas for women with Northwest Native American jewelrythemes. You will love other jewelry styles where we have used seashells, mother of pearland abalone shells, to accent and highlight our unique Native American jewelry designs.We use a variety of techniques to make our Native jewelry including etching, embossingand engraving. Enjoy our unique jewelry collections that we have been working hard forover 24 years to make it even more beautiful for you. We can also custom make yourNorthwest Indian jewelry designs for you on earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.Please contact us for details.http://www.copperreflections.com/http://www.copperreflections.com/Handmade-Jewelryhttp://www.copperreflections.com/Handmade-Jewelry/Unique-Braceletshttp://www.copperreflections.com/Handmade-Jewelry/Handmade-Earringshttp://www.copperreflections.com/Handmade-Jewelry/Handmade-Earrings/Native-American-Jewelry-Earringsnative american jewelry, handmade bracelets, native handmade earrings, native indianjewelry, unique jewelry, handmade native american jewelry