I have been creating Medicine Necklaces for over thirty years. As a fifth generation Idahoan, I am very proud of our “Gem” State with all its precious, diverse stones and crystals. From garnets, to a multitude of jaspers, including Bruneau Picture, Willow Creek; opals, sapphires, obsidian and so much more.
The Indigenous people believe only the mountains and the stones live forever. They are considered guardians, wisdom keepers and provide vibrational support of one’s being. Medicine means to me that which makes one well, at peace, vitalized.
A long time ago my dear friend, Brooke Medicine Eagle, taught me this prayer:
“There’s a Secret One Inside
All the stars and all the galaxies,
Runs through Her Hands like Beads”
I sing this as I create Medicine Necklaces. I have the gift of holographic touch when connecting with the various stones and pendants. I can “see” the terrain it came from. I can feel the artistic intention. I gaze out into my own backyard nature and see the color tones with each changing season. I pray.
Cross culturally, water is revered for its healing capacity. As the waters go, we go. Willow Creek Jasper is found just twenty miles from my home in Boise, Idaho. I call this precious earth toned stone with its’ diverse color tones from magenta, new green, mauve, gold and earth browns; the Master Healing Stone.
Why? Giant geodes up to seven feet across are excavated from the cliffs overlooking the Willow Creek. The owner and miner of this vein of Willow Creek Jasper says seven out of eight of the huge geodes when broken open have no matrix (jasper stone). But, the one that does also has a pool of “original waters” at its core that splashes and spills out upon being cracked open. He gets all wet!
ONE OF A KIND, INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE NECKLACES
SMALL CLASSES CREATING ONE’S MEDICINE NECKLACE