Hand Made Catlinite Bead Necklace

A very unique one of a kind necklace featuring a hand made Catlinite Bead (Sacred Pipestone) with two sterling silver beads on braided black leather with a sterling silver lobster class.  Designed with a women in mind as the length of the braided leather is 16 inches in overall length.  Here in our studio artist Timothy Jennings makes Native American styled pipes that are commission for both personal and ceremonial purposes.  Remnants from Tim’s pipe carvings are saved and transformed in Catlinite Beads completely crafted by hand.  These beads are used both as accents to some of the Native American Style flutes Tim makes as well as for jewelry making such as this available necklace.

As with all art this necklace has meaning.  The braided leather represents to the artist in some ways to the Sacred Hoop (Medicine Wheel) while the Catlinite Bead represents the path of the Red Road or Mother Earth.  Sacred Pipestone represents a very precious part of Native history and current day life.  We waste almost no stone when a pipe is created.

Generations of various Native American tribes have used the Medicine Wheel for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree—all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life.  You will find

Different tribes interpret the Medicine Wheel differently.  Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red, yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races. The Directions can also represent:

  • Stages of life: birth, youth, adult (or elder), death
  • Seasons of the year: spring, summer, winter, fall
  • Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
  • Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
  • Animals: Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and many others
  • Ceremonial plants: tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar

Simple in design yet elegant enough for a women to wear daily.  This is a necklace made out of respect for First Nations traditions and the use of the stone represents ones ability to transform one’s self while they journey their path in life.

$95.00 Plus Shipping

Custom Orders are available for both men and women.  Give us a call (307) 690-0427 or email us at “sales@jacksonholetim.com”