Peace Warrior- Gemstone Grace
Peace Warrior- Minnesota Pipestone (Catlinite) beads, Dear Antler Pendant with Turquoise inlay, Sterling Silver Findings, Toggle clasp . Pipestone (catlinite) quarries are considered a sacred site by many American Indians. For the last 3000 years, tribes across the central region of North America have traveled to this site to quarry. Pipestone was used for making Native American pipes used for prayer, and the scraps have been carved into Fetishes (animal carvings) and for jewelry. Black Elk said “When you pray with this pipe, you pray for and with everything.” The task of extracting pipestone from the earth is a slow and labor intensive process and the hand tools used today are not much more advanced than the tools and methods used in centuries past. The layer of pipestone is sandwiched between layers of very hard Sioux Quartzite rock. Turquoise is thought to aid communication skills in emotional issues, creativity, and intuition, while allowing for the application of love in all issues. It is considered protective and purifying, helping guide one through the “unknown” A sacred stone of many indigenous peoples. It can enhance trust and promote spontaneity in romance and in the initiation of romantic love. A stone of “wholeness”. Deer energy, or medicine, teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings. Deer does not push to get others to change, Deer loves them as they are. Deer folks are honest and forthright. Children sense this about deer people, and are drawn to them. They feel safe and not threatened. This necklace is lovingly made and Reiki charged.
20 1/4” Long. ESGGJ005