Each Shield, Dreamcatcher and Medicine Bag has it's own unique design - no two are alike. Added to each design you find a variety of beads, gemstones, crystals, metals, feathers, skins and other natural materials. Each brings a special "medicine" (energy) to the owner. I incorporate the requests and needs of customer with the information received through prayerful meditation and guided vision. Each design is "Spirit" lead.
Samples of the Work
Design Example #1 -- A Shield for Healing
According to Native American tradition, the "Shield" is hung to guard one's space - sleeping, workspace, and or home. A Shield brings in and/or reflects unique energies and properties. Native Americans call this "Medicine". A Shield reflects the unique "medicine" of the individual who bears it as well as calls to that person or place the "medicine" of the shield.
Design Example #2-- A Dreamcatcher
The "Dreamcatcher" is used in many cultures, yet all have similar 'roots'. In my tradition, The Cherokee Way, as with many Native American tribes the dreamcatcher was woven and hung above one's sleeping space. According to legend, "good" dreams would get through the web and "bad" dreams would be caught by the web. As my grandmother taught me, I pass on to you - "one must be careful in judging a dream and calling it "BAD", the Grandmothers of the Sleep Space send you messages through your dreams, often we call things bad just because we don't like hearing what is said".