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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Many of you who are familiar with us know that we have operated several websites/businesses for quite some time. For me I have been in the health insurance business for more than 26+ years and we have operated our insurance website IndividualHealth.com since 1994. Over the past several years we have ventured into new opportunities and I wanted to highlight one of them that is dear to my heart in this article.
What started as a hobby has blossomed into a business that today incorporates our entire family. Tetonmarketing.com is our website that showcases our hand crafted Native American Flutes and now a new line of hand crafted jewelry, all made right here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Our oldest daughter Blaire is currently a Junior at CU Boulder, in Colorado and she leads the family with her unique hand crafted designs. She has always been a student of art most of her life and currently she is studying Digital Design, Studio Art and Communications at CU Boulder.
Recently Blaire and her mom, Peyton, collaborated on a new line of wooden earrings. The currently focus has been on a line of hand crafted, wooden feather like earrings. These whimsical designed earrings are pretty cool and they feature first quality sterling silver findings. Each set of earrings are crafted from select woods that we also use in our Native American Flute lines. Most of these woods are indigenous to North America with a limited few coming from South American forests.
Blaire and Peyton have managed to create a very attractive looking line of feather like earrings that hang lightly from the ear and with their curvy shape they hang very nicely on the face. Currently you can select earrings made from Walnut, Ironwood, Maple and some Cedars. Currently you have a choice of four different sterling silver findings that are available with all current wood choices. Some have small beads that are incorporated into the ear piece. Silver, gold, black and crystal beads are available choices and you can view these on our website here.
Blaire is currently seeking out retail locations for her designs and today you can find some of her jewelry down in the Austin Texas area. The store Gunslinger of Banderra Texas retails her line of feather like earrings in their store located in Banderra, Texas and on their website. Recently some of these designs were featured by Gunslinger in a full-page ad in the James Browlin edition of “Cowboys and Indians“. You can order online from Gunslinger of Banderra Texas some of her earrings for $39.00 plus shipping. Here is the direct link to the products featured in Gunslinger’s James Browlin edition ad.
If you own a retail store or know of a boutique that might like to carrying Blaire’s 307 Wear Designs contact us at email@example.com and someone will contact them promptly. You can also order these direct from Blaire on our website at www.tetonmarketing.com for the retail price of $39.00 plus shipping. And finally they are currently available on www.etsy.com. To find them simply query “wooden earrings Jackson Hole” and they will come up. These are very nice earrings and are gaining in popularity every day.
Finally, as I said in the first paragraph that this is near and dear to my heart. I have watched Blaire grow from a wonderful child into a beautiful, strong woman and I would like people to see what she is capable of creating. Next time you are shopping for a gift or even something for yourself check out tetonmarketing.com and see what new things Blaire is up to. A family affair this is as all members of our family are involved including our youngest Brynn – who of course likes to be the first to have at least one of everything we make.