Tag Archives: Jackson Wyoming

NEW Under Construction Page Added…

I finally decided to add a new page to our website at Jacksonholetim.com which is the “Under Construction” page.   I will add new information as it becomes available about new projects I am working on.  Some are projects I have selected to complete for myself and when finished these projects will be available for purchase on our site.

EaglePipe_OjibwaCommission_01Some of the posts will be for commissioned art that I am working on.  Recently I had one person tell me that although they were Native American they had never seen a pipe made or pictures of the construction phase – they had only seen the finished product.  I hope that many of you will follow the journey of one or more of these new projects.  Feedback is always welcome good or bad….

The link for the Under Construction page can be found in both of our menu systems under the  “Plains Influenced Art” menu links.  Click Here to View Under Construction Page

Come Visit My Shop In Jackson Hole – Appointment Desired…

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The Jennings Family Christmas 2015. Tim, Peyton, Brock, Blaire & Brynn

Moose JunctionIt is clear that the weather is starting to change here in the Yellowstone Basin.  Grizzly Bears are being sighted scrounging for food and the area is clearly starting to move from Winter into Spring mode.  Days are longer and nights are getting shorter and warmer to boot.

DSC_0035People will start to plan their summer trips and for many Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Cody Wyoming will be on the itinerary.  If any of you travel through this area this coming Spring, Summer or Fall please reach out to me and come see some of my flutes , Native Pipe designs and jewelry here in my little shop.

MC_11_11_12_01I am located on the banks of the Snake River in the South Hoback Junction area in one of the most beautiful setting.  Come see me at the end of the road and while you are here take a beautiful walk along the banks of the Snake River.   And while you are here visit our Rodeo and see some spectacular cowboys ride into the night.

DSC_0326If you have interest please reach out to me via email or phone and set a time to stop by.   I would love to meet with you and show you some of my art.  I am working on a large number of flutes and pipes so don’t be surprised if you find something you like.  Please contact me at “timjen333@gmail.com” or by phone “(307) 690-0427”  let’s get together – I would love to meet you.

Black Locust NAF Flute – Key of F# 440Hz

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Black Locust NAF Flute – Key of F# 440Hz

This new six hole Native American Styled flute is hand crafted from Old Growth, 1st generation cut Black Locust from  eastern slopes of the Colorado Rockies.  Black Locust is a very hard domestic wood that many people consider junk wood but I like it.  This flute measures 23 1/2″ long (measured on top) and features a 3/4″ inch bore give this F# a nice bright tone.  The Slow Air Chamber (SAC) is 3 1/2″ in length with the blow-hole approximately 2 1/2″ in length giving this flute a longer aesthetic.  Completely hand crafted and this flute features my signature step in front of the windway.  Simple in design I have added our Otter fetish block which is crafted from a piece of Black Locust.  Leather accents are hand cut Bison and is Dark Brown in color.

BlkLocust_02_DSC0338This flute like all of our flutes has been sealed on the inside of the flute to help against wetting out.  This is a very easy flute to play and it allows you to blow soft or hard and not lose the sound. Tuned to F# at 440Hz at 6500 foot elevation, the 3/4 inch bore gives this flute a very bright voice.

The focusing channel on this flute is what I would consider a standard width and a proper depth providing some comfortable back pressure.  I  like playing this flute.  If you are looking for a smaller bore flute that you will love to play consider adding this to your collection.  Playing holes are average for this size flute and they are spaced a at approximately 1 1/8″ apart for the bottom 3 holes and 1 1/16 for the top three.  There is a space of 1 1/4″ between the #3 and #4 holes .  Ships with a protective flute bag.

Sound Sample Coming Soon

Price: $310.00 Plus $16.95 Shipping

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If you have any question please email us at timjen333@gmail.com or call us at (307) 690-0427 with questions.

Alaskan Yellow Cedar – Raven Themed Flute…

Raven Themed Alaskan Yellow Cedar Key of E @ 440Hz

Raven_01_DSC0295I have just about completed the crafting of this Raven Themed Flute.  I believe this has turned out to be a  beautiful Native American Styles Flute.  This flute is hand crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and features a 1 inch bore and is tuned to the Key of E @ 440 Hz.  The Wind Way area features a Black Walnut inlay for the cutting edge.  The leather accents are hand cut from select Elk Hides including a leather piece that covers the #4 playing hole.  The tassel is black Horse hair and is wrapped in traditional red trade cloth using black sinu.  The beads are a combination of black and red glass Crow Beads and there are 4 sterling silver bead in between the Crow Beads.

Raven_01Finally this flute features my signature hand cut step that steps down from the Wind Way area to the bore of the flute. All in all a very nice flute.  This flute I believe has been spoken for but I would love to build one just for you. I would love to hear feedback on this piece.

Listen to Sound Sample from this flute

This flute design is available for commission so if you have interest please reach out to me at timjen333@gmail.com” or call (307) 690-0427.

Ash NAF Flute – Key A# 432Hz…

American Ash NAF Flute – Key of A# 432Hz

ash_1_1_ebayThis six hole Native American Styled flute is hand crafted from Old Growth, 1st generation cut American Ash from Colorado.  This flute measures 19 1/2″ long (measured on top) and features a 3/4″ inch bore give this A# a nice bright tone. Completely hand crafted and this flute features my signature step in front of the windway.  Simple in design I have added my Otter fetish block which is crafted from a piece of Wormy Chestnut.  Leather accents are hand cut Bison and is Black in color.

ash_2_1_ebayThis flute like all of our flutes has been sealed on the inside of the flute to help against wetting out.  This is a very easy flute to play and it allows you to blow soft or hard and not loose the sound.  Tuned to A# at 432Hz at 6500 foot elevation, the 3/4 inch bore gives this flute a very bright voice.

The focusing channel on this flute is a bit narrower than most giving this flute some nice comfortable back pressure.  I personally like playing this flute.  If you are looking for a smaller bore flute that you will love to play this is one to consider.  Playing holes are average for this smaller size flute and they are spaced a little closer together at approximately 1 1/16″ apart. Ships with a protective flute bag.

Listen to Sound Sample from this flute

Price: $285.00 Plus $16.95 Shipping

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If you have any question please email us at “timjen333@gmail.com” or call me at (307) 690-0427 with questions.

Native American Pipe Commission…

Honored…

In the past couple of day I received a phone call and was commissioned to craft a new Native Pipe that will be used later this year in a ceremony where the pipe is scheduled to be blessed at ceremony and given to a special recipient.  The tribe who has commissioned this pipe is the Western Ojibway tribe from Ontario Canada.  This is a real honor for me to have been selected by the elders to make this special pipe.

Many of you know that Peyton and I live in Jackson Hole most of the year and we now live south of Jackson Hole on the south side of the Snake River in an area call Hoback Junction.  We are at the end of the road on 5 acres and the Snake River is about 100 yards to the north of our property.

This past weekend my wife headed into town for some errands an at the end of our driveway and along the Snake River there were two large male Bald Eagles sitting in some Cottonwood trees.  She saw them immediately and stopped to watch them and they just looked at her as she got closer to them.  They did not fly away like they normally will when approached. She stayed with them a few minutes and moved on.

When she told me this I knew I had to stop what I was doing and work on this pipe for as long as I could this weekend. I have been amazed at the progress as I have been able to completely rough out the design, I have attached the picture at the top of this post for you to look at.  This looks to be a beautiful piece of stone and when all shaped it will carry the deep solid red color desired in a Catlinite Stone (als called Pipestone).

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The Inspiration For This Commission

A few years ago I crafted a special pipe seen in the picture above.  This pipe has never been smoked and it is stored with Sage inside the bowl.  This pipe has a wonderful story behind it and it is one of my favorite pipes I have crafted.  This very picture was found by some elders in the Ojibwa Nation and it was the genesis of the commission I am working on now.  These types of projects are the absolute best to work on as they will in the end fill a very important role in someone’s life.  I can only hope that my talents and craftsmanship will meet or even exceed their expectations.

I just wanted share the soon to be blessed stone as well as share a little of the story here.  If you have questions or would like to reach out to me email me at “timjen333@gmail.com” or give me a call at (307) 690-0427.  Have a blessed day!

Raven Themed Flute…

New Raven Flute About Ready For A Home

Raven_02I wanted to share this with all of you and hope to get some feedback.  I have been working on a new Native American Styled flute that will more than likely find a new home in a Gallery located in Alpine Wyoming.  The owner wanted a themed flute with the theme being the Raven so I decided to go ahead and see what I would come up with.

I spent the past few days crafting what will become the fetish for the flute. This six home flute is hand crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and the leather accents will be Black Elk Lace, this fetish, three raven feathers (replicas) and some Crow Bead work.  This look like it is going to be an awesome flute.  The Flute is already made and sounds awesome and is in the finishing stages as we speak.

This in my opinion is going to be a spectacular piece but I wanted to share with you an early peek into this almost finished flute.  I would love to hear from any of you good or bad as to what you think of this fetish.  Most of you who know my work know that my fetish designs tend to be more quite a bit more whimsical.  This is a bit closer to a literal translation. When the flute is complete I will post it on this blog and on our website JacksonHoleTim.com.  As for the flute I want to share it when it is complete.  What say you?

Old Growth Black Walnut Flutes 1 Inch Bores…

OGW_6H_GRNTURQ_120412_2_lgIt has been a while since I posted flutes on this blog and site.  Over the past two years life has taken many turns but the time has come to get back to the flute.

A while ago I had almost finished a couple of Black Walnut flutes that where just about ready to find a home.  These are two of them.  Since then I have just about finished these two flutes and they are in the final stages of finishing.  There were a few adjustments that needed to be made but all in all they are with days of being ready.

OGW_6H_GRNTURQ_120412_1_lgThese are two very nice flutes.  Crafted from Old Growth, 1st Generation Cut Black Walnut stock.  One thing I look for when choosing a walnut board are boards or slabs that contain the sap wood.  Sap wood is white in color and the contrast between the sap wood and the regular color of the walnut can be quite striking.  Many people disregard this part of the wood but I like it.

When I cut the blanks for these two flutes we cut them out of the same section of the wood stock.  One flute features the typical beautiful wood tones and grains we all love about black walnut and the second flute is whiter in color on top and as you rotate the flute the color darkens to the warm browns and blacks found in OGW.

OGW_6H_PURPLETURQ_122712_2_lgBoth of these flutes are six hole flutes and both were made with 1 inch bores.  The Slow Air Chambers are both 4 inches in length which help give the longer aesthetics to these two flutes.   Both flutes are 27 inches in overall length, measured on top and for the most part they are brothers.  But one is tuned to the Key of E and the other D#, both @ 440Hz.  These are very nice sounding flutes and they are easy to play as well.
horsehead1_lgWe have adorned each flute with our new Horse Fetish that we designed early this winter.  This fetish will be part of a new collection we will be making later this next year that will be built in collaboration with Nakoa Heavyrunner.  In both cases the horse fetishes used here were crafted from a piece of stock from the very same board that the flutes came from.  They are attached to the flute bodies with 1/2″ Elk and Bison leather lace.
OGW_6H_PURPLETURQ_122712_3_lgEach flute features 10mm x 14mm Cabochons that are set in sterling silver bezels.  The Green Mojave and Purple Mojave Turquoise both come from the Kingman mine in Kingman, Arizona.  Some of the best turquoise in the world comes from this mine.  It is one of the oldest mine yielding turquoise dating back to the days when Native Americans mined the stones here.

All beads that we use are either sterling silver or glass crow beads.  The beads hanging from the foot of the lighter colored flute are high quality beads that add a nice touch to an already beautiful flute.

brownbisonbag1_smThe hole spacing for the playing holes on both of these flutes are as follows…  The spacing for the 3 bottom holes is 1 1/8″ on center, then there is 1 1/4″ spacing between holes #4 & #5.  The top three holes are spaced a little closer at 1 1/16″ on center.   The #3 hole is positioned at the midpoint between the foot of the flute and the cutting edge.  For flutes that are this large these are very comfortable to play.

DSC_0454_02These are Gallery Quality Flutes!  They look and sound amazing and we are pleased to have them in our inventory.  All of our flute ship with a protective bag but if you really want something special consider buying one of our hand crafted flute bags.  These flute bags were designed by me and they are hand crafted by Riversong Leather Studio out of Laramie, Wyoming.  They are available in many colors and most are crafted from hand selected Bison and Elk hides.  If we do not stock what you want order one and we will have it to you in a couple of weeks.

Sound Clip from Flute with Purple Cabochons

FOR SALE $285 Plus $16.95 Shipping

For more information on these two flutes call me at (307) 690-0427 or email me at “timjen333@gmail.com“.

Morning Coffee…

One of the most iconic images from Jackson Hole is the Teton Range.  Although I do not know the percentage – I would guess that most of the photos taken of the Tetons is a frontal shot that is taken from the general vicinity of Antelope Flats.  What is so cool about the Tetons is the many faces it has when taken from different locations throughout the valley.  Here is the picture of the day taken from a more northern approach.  Enjoy and may it bring peace to your day! (click image to enlarge)

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Morning Coffee…

Another beautiful day here in Jackson Hole Wyoming and a perfect cup of coffee to go with it.  This picture seemed a bit unusual this time of the year with no snow on the ground and the warm sun shinning.  Taken behind Miller Butte on the Elf Refuge…  He looks chill.  I hope this brings a smile to your face this morning…

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