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The Seventh Fire Series

In our way, respect is not merely a commandment but a way of daily life, one that extends not merely to people or the spirits but also to our other relatives, the animals and the plants, and to stewardship of Mother Earth herself. Wings summons the spirits of the natural world to assemble in spiral […]

Indigenous cultures are built upon respect for the elders, for the wisdom and experience acquired over the course of a life well lived. With this coil, Wings pays tribute to the central role they play in our traditions, and to the lifeways that insist upon their honoring, in the materials and shapes and shades of […]

Some of our cultures show respect, whether for those still living who have accomplished much on behalf of the people or those who have walked on, with an honor song. Traditions vary, but some call upon the powers of elemental and cosmic spirits to protect the well-being of the person or spirit in whose honor […]

The spirit bowl is a traditional means of marking special occasions, of acknowledging the lives of those who have walked on and demonstrating respect for more elemental spirits, too. Wings blends the bold tones of traditional black-on-white and micaceous pottery with an earthy mix representing water and light and the warmth of tradition, all coiled […]

In our way, to give an offering is to show respect: acknowledgment and gratitude and honor to those from whom we seek assistance, whether people or spirits. In some of our cultures, even the artistic and cultural embodiment of animal and other spirits may hold an offering bundle, a collection of feathers or gemstones or […]

In our cultures, humbling oneself before the elders and the spirits by donning a blanket or a shawl, are signs of respect. Each plays its own role in our traditions and lifeways, whether as elaborately spangled and brilliantly-hued regalia for dancing or in modest and muted tones for solemn occasions and events. Wings captures their […]

The eagle feather carries our prayers to spirit; as a gift, it is an honor conferred, a sign of respect for the person who has earned it. Wings calls its power into the spiraling hoop of this coil bracelet, one strung with gifts of the earth in the mottled earthy tones of Eagle’s own robes. […]

Our world, and our place in it, are powered by the twin forces of rotation and revolution, keeping the earth anchored in the proper space and time. Rotation keeps us humble, ensuring that we do not lose our place in the universe, while revolution teaches humility in the form of requiring us to look outside […]

We stand humble in the face of the laws of physics, forces and spirits that teach us the humility needed to cope effectively with our largely earthbound existence on this plane. Wings honors the law of gravity, its force and power and strength that keeps us safe, in a spiraling descent of ethereal light. The […]

The Sky Spirits hold the powers of warmth, of illumination, even of life itself; they teach us humility by the gift of their presence, and by our powerlessness in their absence. Wings summons the beauty of these beings into jeweled form around a spiral of pure light. At the center of this coil lie representations […]

We are kept grounded by the movement of the earth, a tectonic shift of epochal proportions that creates the world in which live, and teaches us humility via lessons of scale of time. Wings evokes this seismic process with a coil centered around the children of fire: an expanse of seven ovaled barrel beads formed […]

Little teaches us humility as effectively as extremes of weather and climate. With this spiraling spangled coil, Wings calls upon these powerful forces for aid in weathering the elements. Each end begins with tiny polished free-form nuggets, little more than chips of sky blue turquoise in earthy matrix, each separated from the brilliance of more […]

Our ways teach us to respect the lessons of the wheel, the winds, and the Sacred Directions, powers and animating spirits far stronger than we who show us the value of humility in the face of cosmic forces. Wings pays tribute to these cardinal powers with a spiral of gems in the colors assigned to […]

Seasons and time are eternal, forces that teach us humility by their very endurance, humbling us in the face of their inexorable power. They teach us, too, to deal with impermanence: of weather, of youth, of troubled times and good ones, too. Wings honors their lessons in this coil of jewels, anchored at either end […]

With the seventh and final coil in The Love Collection, Wings celebrates a love that transcends space and time, one strong enough to last into the spirit world beyond. At the coil’s heart are fourteen round blood-red jasper beads, each with a mysterious matrix that hints at other worlds, of the heart and other realms. […]

For couples who have chosen well in love, the wedding song that celebrates their union will become the harmony of their lives. Wings pays tribute to song and ceremony with a coil bracelet in ethereal tones, color as melody and light as dance. It begins with a length of brilliant amethyst chips at either end; […]

With the fifth coil in The Love Collection, Wings honors marriage directly, invoking a couple’s act of giving their hearts to each other. A length of fiery amber lives at the center, flanked at either end by a single shell heart fetish, the paired hearts of name and act alike. From the hearts, the coil flows outward […]

The courting flute is a traditional Native red cedar flute, carved and painted at the end in the form and shape of a bird’s head. A young man who wishes to court a young woman will announce his attentions publicly by serenading her from outside her lodge, giving her an opportunity to respond, but from […]

Love stirs a fire in the blood, a vortex of longing and desire. Wings pays tribute to its power with the fourth coil in The Love Collection, a spiral of doughnut rondel beads in earthy, elemental colors. Each end begins with a length of small hematite beads, earth tempered by fire, flowing thence into slightly larger […]

We all dream of the gift of love, of loving and being loved in return. Wings captures the wistful, ephemeral nature of such desires, daydream and slumber and vision alike, in this first coil bracelet in The Love Collection. It begins at either end with hematite rondels, wispy bits of mist and smoke, parting to […]

In some cultures, it’s a charm; in others, more literal medicine; in still others, something more elemental yet. It’s love medicine, an aid in the seeking  of love, sought for its talismanic power and ability to inspire love in the object of one’s affections, or at least in one’s confidence to approach him or her. […]

In our cultures, we look to Spirit as the source of Creation, of guidance, of wisdom itself. An ancient traditional symbol is the Eye of Spirit, a roughly diamond-shaped image that evokes the Great Mystery’s omniscient powers of sight, powers than can be transmitted to us in visions and dreams. Wings honors this great symbol […]

Our peoples know that wisdom resides in the souls of those who dream, and that those dreams are not bound by time or sleep. The greatest visionaries find wisdom and guidance in all hours and seasons, in dreams of day and night. With this coil bracelet, Wings pays tribute to their practice and the power […]

Many of our peoples place a premium upon the dawn light, calling back the sun, singing him across the sky. At no time is this more true than in winter, when daylight is in short supply, and it’s no surprise that emerging from the dark of night into the sunlight of the new day is […]

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