Santo Domingo silversmith Veronica Benally displays her incredible talent!

DESCRIPTION

Santo Domingo silversmith Veronica Benally has won numerous awards for her incredible pieces of color, design and Native American arts and these earrings fall right in to that category. These pieces are designed with hand cut shimmering sterling silver and set within the wide bezel are perfect hand cut slivers and large pieces of  spiny oyster shells as well as Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Each piece seems to have been cut just perfectly to fit in a square bezel with a beautiful pattern of color. The quality of craftsmanship of these earrings and other works of this artist art stunning and is one reason why her pieces are collectables. These earrings have stemmed backings.

 Also listed in our store are matching rings.  All one of- a- kind pieces.

 The shell in the back round of the photos is an actual orange spiny oyster shell before cutting and polishing.

 INFO

Spiny oyster is a clam shell oyster that can be found between the Northeast coast of Mexico and the East coast of Baha California in the Sea of Cortez. The shell functions the same as all clam shells but it is quite ugly on the outside with long hard extensions and a rough shell. The rest of the shell can be beautiful in different colors ranging from red, orange, yellow, purple and other shades. Each shell is cut in different sizes and shell pieces are polished for use. Much like a rough stone the polishing brings out incredible gorgeous colors! Native Americans have used shells for decades for various reasons from wampum as money to shells for jewelry.

 The small pits in the shell show its authenticity. Manmade shells, made of an epoxy or plastic material, will be smooth with no pits or grooves.

ARTIST

Award winning Santo Domingo artist Veronica Benally’s scripted hallmark stamp “V. Benally” is on the inside of this ring as well as “Sterling”.

SIZE

 Each earring measures .80 inches on each side. The bezel sides measure .60 on each side as well as each stone.

 WEIGHT

.20 ounces each

These earrings, along with many other beautiful Native American items can be purchased on our site, www.wingzofpower.net.  Soar ahead!

White sage is from the coastal mountains of California. This is a large leaf sage which is prized for it’s rich aromatic properties. This sage has the one of the strongest scents and burns with a rich smooth smoke. Each bundle is individually hand rolled. The large bundles measure 8 to 9 inches in length and 3 to 3.5 inches in diameter! Check out the photo where it shows the comparison between the normal 8-9 inch stick and the xxlarge stick! The normal size on a large stick is 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter! The sage stick can vary in size depending on the season it is picked and dried in. At times our bundles can be full of leaves and 9 inches long and 3 inches wide. Other seasons our bunles can be 3.5 inches wide, nice and full yet the stem is longer with shorter leaves. They all have the same burning time and incredible smooth aroma.

Since the dawn of times plants have been our sacred connection to our mother earth. Plants feed, cure, and shelter us; and legends abound of the power of chosen plants to heal and protect the wise. Native traditions relate that wherever sage and cedar are used, no evil influences may enter.

To “smudge” is to purify with smoke from certain sacred herbs. The sacred ritual of purifying with smoke comes from native peoples in both North and South America. In North America the smoke is created by burning sacred herbs such as sage, cedar, sweet grass and juniper. Smoke may be used to purify the body, spirit, pet, home, office and healing rooms, any space or item in your world

This smudge stick is 100% natural aromatic botanicals. The herbs were gathered in an ecologically sound and respectful way. The plants are not harmed and nothing is wasted. These bundles are made for you as tools of empowerment! Enjoy!

 This, as well as a variety of other smudge sticks are all available on our site, www.wingzofpower.net.

In Native American ceremonies certain herbs are burned separate or together as prayers and are said to “cleanse” ones self or certain areas or items.  As the herbs are burned and area cleansed, this is referred to as smudging. As the smoke rises from the burning herbs the Native Americans view this as the prayers being sent out to the universe through the spiritual smoke. Feathers from the earth’s animals are used to fan the burn of the herbs and to send the prayers further in to the spiritual world in a ceremony. Animals represent many different symbols for Native Americans and feathers are very spiritual as they are spiritual symbols that help soar in flight not only the Eagle but the Raven and many other spiritual winged animals. To own Native American smudging feathers is an honor and a collectible.

 Our smudging feathers are handmade by artist Native Bear Dan Kullas and a small tribe in southern Arizona. We use all natural turkey and pheasant feathers unless otherwise noted. We also use reproduced painted eagle feathers. We use a natural waxed rope string and leather strips. Our beads are made from either glass or plastic.

 

Be sure to check out our assortment of smudging items and herbs!

 Since the dawn of times plants have been our sacred connection to our mother earth. Plants feed, cure, and shelter us; and legends abound of the power of chosen plants to heal and protect the wise. Native traditions relate that wherever sage and cedar are used, no evil influences may enter.

 To “smudge” is to purify with smoke from certain sacred herbs. The sacred ritual of purifying with smoke comes from native peoples in both North and South America. In North America the smoke is created by burning sacred herbs such as sage, cedar, sweet grass and juniper. Smoke may be used to purify the body, spirit, pet, home, office and healing rooms, any space or item in your world

 Our smudge stick are 100% natural aromatic botanicals. The herbs were gathered in an ecologically sound and respectful way. The plants are not harmed and nothing is wasted. Our bundles are made for you as tools of empowerment! Enjoy!

Remember, all our items are available for purchase online at www.wingzofpower.net.

 

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June 7, 2010

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May 31, 2010

Welcome to Wingz of Power.   Please enjoy looking through all our listings at www.wingzofpower.net and www.wingzofpower.com.  Here, I’ll be highlighting our unique, genuine Native American items, one at a time.

Many of our items are old and have beautiful stories and journeys behind them.  We are absolutely honest in our descriptions.  There is a spiritual connection and past in each piece and we respect each of them.  If you have a question or concern about any of our items, please feel free to post a comment or to contact me via our Facebook page or through LinkedIn.  I do my best to respond quickly.

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