All posts by Timothy Jennings

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Sacred Soul Pendent

Crafted from hand quarried  Sacred Minnesota Catlinite stone (Sacred Pipe Stone)  this piece is made by Wyoming Artist Timothy Jennings.  This Soul Pendent was had made from a single piece of Sacred Catlinite Stone that was a remnant from one of Tim’s past pipe commissions.  Tim never throws any of the stone remnants out and instead he re-purposes them into pendants, cabochons, beads and other jewelry items.

Blessed at the Base of the Tetons

The Native American Communities have long considered this stone to be sacred to their people.  Used for generations by many of the First Nations People, this hand quarried stone has been used for centuries in the crafting of personal and ceremonial pipes as well as other personal items.  This handmade pendent  like all of our pipe stone Tim receives has been blessed at the base of the Teton Range here in the Yellowstone Basin of Wyoming.

More than a Pendent

The genesis of this piece came to Tim while shaping a cabochon that he later bezel set in sterling silver and inlaid into one of his flute commissions. Tim found myself handling a flattened piece of stone and as he sat contemplating his next step of the project Tim was working on he found himself holding this flatten stone in my hand and rubbing it between his fingers.

“The strange thing was the more I held the stone in my hand the more relaxed I seemed to be.  This has happened many times and in fact I had kept this flat stone on my desk and from time to time I would pick it up and rub the stone while thinking about the task before me.”

The First Nations People have long known that there was power within the stone.  It has been demonstrated by the use of this stone for some of their most sacred ceremonial gatherings.  As a pipe maker mentored many years ago by an Assiniboine Elder from Montana, he too had learned to respect this unusual stone used by so many for so long.  Could there be more to it than just stories past down by many who came before us?

Wyoming Soul Stone Pendent

Tim made the first necklace or pendent for one of his children and since Tim still has his piece of flatten stone on his desk and he still picks it up regularly.  Tim decided to create this Soul Stone for those who might need to have one handy and when the need arises.  Simply reach up and rub the Soul Stone in your fingers.  Feel the power of Mother Earth and the Blessings received from one of the most powerful places on earth… The Great Teton Range.

The Pendent

The flatten stone is hand set onto a solid sterling silver backing and a sterling silver loop.  The necklace is braided leather that features a sterling silver lobster clasp.  Each Soul Pendent is hand made and no two are alike.  This Soul Pendent is available now for purchase and ready to ship.  The more you rub your stone the more the natural patina will shine.  And maybe… just maybe some of your worries or inspirations will leave or rise from the ashes…

Available for Commission – choose the type of necklace for your Soul Pendent.  Leather, Silver, Gold… you choose.

$185.00 plus  Shipping

Butterfly Fetish

 

I have just completed a new custom fetish for a new customer.  In this case the customer had an already purchased flute and wanted to add a new totem to her existing flute.  She has a connection with Butterflies and she reached out to me and requested a custom fetish to be made.

Shaped But Unfinished Butterfly Fetish

To be truthful I had never made one with this design before and I really was not sure how it would turn out.  I cautiously accepted the commission after explaining my concerns to her.  She gave me complete artistic freedom which was important.

My art tends to be more whimsical than a literal translation of the design idea.  This butterfly fetish was hand carved from a single solid block of Old Growth Maple.  It was hand shaped and finished with a clear high gloss lacquer.  It will ship with some of our hand cut Wyoming Black Bison lace.

All in all this was a fun project and I am actually pleased with the results.  I must admit that when I sent pictures to the client I was as I always am… concerned how it will be received.  She was very kind and really seems to like the end result.

“Wide Awake” Drops to Streaming Platforms

Wyoming’s own artist Brock Jennings releases two songs from his upcoming second album “Wide Awake”.  The Title Track to this album is the song “Wide Awake” is now available to purchase and Stream on all music platforms.

After almost 2 years of writing, re-writing, recording, producing, mixing and mastering Brock releases the two of 10 songs on this production.  Recorded in Jackson Hole Wyoming this long awaited release will not disappoint.

Currently two of the ten songs are now streaming on ALL music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google, iHeart, Pandora and more with the third song about to be released shortly.  If you subscribe to any of these add Brock Jennings to your playlists and support Local Artists.

Exclusive to Jackson Hole Tim

“Wide Awake” Then new album from Wyoming Music Artist Brock Jennings is available here for the first time in it’s entirety.  Brock has given us permission to post all ten songs from his newly debuted album Wide Awake.

Brock Jennings is “Authentic Wyoming”

WIDE AWAKE  (MP3’s) – $.99 cents each

Download Wide Awake and Coming Home

New Photographic Mugs

 

Jackson Hole Tim Photographic Mugs

New for 2020!  Like our drink coasters we are also offering some of our selected Wyoming Photography on a really nice 11 ounce solid black ceramic mugs.  We looked at a lot of mugs and being a coffee drinker I wanted one that looked good, felt right in your hand,  microwave safe and easy to wash.

Some great looking mugs are a bit too large in that your coffee or tea gets cold before you get to the bottom of the mug.  Now you can take home some memories of our awesome state.  The perfect gift for those who LOVE Wyoming!  We strive to make all our products “Authentic Wyoming”.

Watch for the addition of this product line shortly.  In the meantime if you are interested in a mug reach out to us a “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.

SAMPLE WRAP AROUND VIEW OF OUR WYOMING BISON MUG

 

Hand Cut Cantlinite Cabochon Necklace

Cantlinite Cabochon Necklace Set In Sterling

Just completed this necklace for a Christmas 2019 present.  This is a ONE OF A KIND necklace that was hand made by Wyoming Artist Timothy Jennings.  The stone is a hand cut and shaped Cabochon crafted from Cantlinite (Sacred Pipestone).

Many of our customers know that Tim makes hand crafted pipes most of which are used as Personal Pipes.  Some of his pipes however have been crafted and actually been used in Ceremony.  Each pipe that is crafted is made from hand quarried Cantlinite stone and as the pipes are cut there are many remnants of stone that are byproducts of the construction.  No remnant stone is discarded but instead re-purposed into personal jewelry.

This cabochon was crafted from just that – a remnant piece of stone from a previous pipe commission.  The stone was set in a sterling silver bezel with a solid sterling backing.  The necklace piece also made from sterling silver was pre-shaped so it hangs naturally on the neck.

A truly one of a kind piece.  I have available several Cantlinite stones that could be used to replicate this necklace although each would be unique in every way.  Reach out to us if you would like one made for you.  Email questions to “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.

New Brynn Jennings Turtle Coasters

Recently we have ordered with great success some really nice coasters.  Our first image selected for delivery was this hand drawn sea turtle drawn by our daughter Brynn Jennings.  These Photo Coasters are 4″ x 4″ and are feature a durable high gloss finish.

Each coaster is backed with a .125″ thick durable cork backing which is great on any surface.  They are easy to clean, light and store in a very small amount of space.  Our first order sold out!

These will be in stock shortly and prices start at $4.95 for a single Coaster or order by the set.  The set sizes start at 2 units and are available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 coasters all with the same image or shortly we will have mixed sets.

Watch for more coaster sets coming soon with images of Authentic Wyoming!

Sea Turtle Coaster Set

 

Port Orford Cedar Flute Available Now

Port Orford Cedar D @440Hz

Just finished is this simple yet elegant six hole Port Orford Cedar flute.  Hand crafted by flute artist Timothy Jennings and fully crafted and voiced here in Wyoming.  True Old Growth Port Orford Cedar continues to be rare and hard to find.

This is a 1″ inch bore flute with a longer Slow Air Chamber and block that gives this flute an overall longer aesthetic.  Both Totem Rails and the Totem (fetish)  are crafted from river reclaimed Sapodilla.

Unique to this flute is the hand cut Elk Antler cabochon that was crafted from Wyoming harvested elk and is bezel set in Sterling Silver and inlaid into the body of the flute.  Over all a very nice flute.

Click Here for more information and price point for this newly completed flute.  Ships with it’s own protective bag.

Mormon Temple Afton

Recently I took some early morning pictures of the relatively new Mormon Temple built here in Afton Wyoming.  After many requests I am making two images available to order.  If you are interested in either of these two images CLICK HERE.

I have ordered and have in stock both of these images in 11×14 metal prints.  These can be hung directly on your wall with the included mounting hardware or have them framed for a truly stunning effect.  Available now.

Mormon Temple Afton Wyoming Image 2

More Blanks On The Way

Some days I just feel like cutting flute blanks.  For me this is actually something I need to get psyched about in order to get them done right.  There are so many steps that go into making a good quality blank not to mention the large amount of time that goes into each and every one.

I have been cutting flute blanks for not only my own projects but for flute builders of every skill level a very long time.  I have cut flute blanks for more than 18 years and I would guess we have one of the best selections of ready to build flute blanks sets around.

For the past several days I have been going through boards and selecting what I think will make good flute blanks and cutting them to size with all the parts that are needed.  Each and every blank gets drum sanded to exact dimensions for our jigs and then checked and double checked for accuracy.  Finally each one is shrink wrapped to protect the integrity of each one prior to shipping.

Russian Olive Flute Blank Sets

One of my favorite woods to make a flute from is Russian Olive.  Russian Olive boards always seem to have a twisted soul.  But when I can find a board that I can render blanks from I try and spend extra time making sure they are right.  These 7 pictured here are exactly what I like to end up with.  2 have already been spoken for but these are some really nice Russian Olive blanks sets.

If you are a flute builder or just a weekend warrior visit our Pre-Bored Flute Blanks page and see if you find a blank that you can transform into another magical wind instrument.