Lakota Kangi Pejuta Medicine Bag. Kangi Pejuta means Medicine Crow.
RAVEN/CROW – Raven and Crow are very similar in their strengths: both carry great responsibility to Spirit and are the messengers of magic and healing from the universe where all knowledge waits for us.
Raven Crow Feather Necklace by Apache artist Cynthia Whitehawk
They also symbolize changes in consciousness, levels of awareness and perception.
Zuni Raven Fetishes
Shamans, Spiritualists and Healers using Raven/Crow Medicine are able to use their gifts with deeper clarity, understanding and insight, developing greater power and skill in their abilities and their means to help one move forward in life.
Kangi Pejuta Smudge Kit
Raven Crow Medicine Smudge Feather
Raven Crow Spirit Smudge fan by Apache artist Cynthia Whitehawk
Raven Crow Medicine Pouch with hand carved and painted buffalo bone raven feather. Cynthia Whitehawk
Raven – Crow – A symbol of Magic, Mystery, and a Shift in Consciousness
(from our conversations with Lakota and Apache healers)
I foolishly went to bed last night with my new coral necklace hooked around my neck.
I woke up in the morning and it was gone.
I could have lost it at the shops as I was in and out of bed trying to get to sleep and then we went to the shops late last night, I have searched all the crevices of my room and all places and it is just gone.
That hook they use at the back, I should have bent it shut if I wanted to leave it on, that’s what I do with my other hooks or I should have just taken it off before I go to bed.
What a shame! I scrimped and saved for that necklace and I so loved it, it was one-of a kind vintage!
Please get back to me any advice you do have about those hooks they use, and please help me for next time!
PS My adopted Dad just found it! I am so pleased! It was in between the doorway of my room and the hall way.
I have bent the hook shut, and can take it off over my head when I shower.
Any advice would still be appreciated.
Hi Ruby, Phew !! That’s good news. Yes, bend the hook shut like you did – that’s what most people do who want to take a necklace on and off over their heads. Traditionally the hooks are left open at first because some people have arthritis or other difficulty with their hands and need a big open hook in order to get it fastened.
Usually when a necklace is hanging straight down it won’t come unfastened. I can see where it would come off if you wore it to bed. But like you found, it is easy to squish the hook closed for more security.
I am interested in some of Tommy Singer’s work which is displayed on your website.
Items NHS828, NH878, NH827, and the multi-strand bamboo coral.
Tommy Singer 3 Strand Gemstone Necklace
Tommy Singer Turquoise Gemstone Necklace
Tommy Singer Purple Spiny Oyster Gemstone Necklace
Tommy Singer 7 Strand Bamboo Coral Gemstone Necklace
I am wondering what percentage of the beads he uses are actually handmade/handformed by him or his family. My wife and I are building a collection, trying to stick to sole-authorship pieces.
Any information you can give me on these pieces, or any others you might have by Tommy and others would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and best regards,
Thanks for your inquiry.
The 12K gold filled barrel beads that are decorated, gold, black silver are made by Tommy Singer. Also the solid sterling silver barrel beads are made by him. They are on most of his necklaces. They are his signature treasure necklace beads.
The purple and orange spiny oyster and turquoise heishi style disc beads are made by him. Also the other gemstone beads that are disc style.
The long narrow bamboo coral – I am not sure but I think not made by him.
The little sterling silver decorative spacers – I think not made by him.
The sterling silver cone ends are not made by him.
So a high percentage of what goes into his necklace is hand made by Tommy Singer or his family.
Doris and James Coriz make all the component of their necklaces, for example
Spirit Necklace made by Doris and James Coriz, Santo Domingo
Olive Shell Fish Necklace by James and Doris Coriz, Santo Domingo
Close up of fish
These artists also make ALL of the heishi right on the “string” so to speak.
10 Strand Heishi Necklace by Janice Tenorio, Santo Domingo
Close up of Tenorio heishi
Enjoy browsing and let me know if I can help further.