Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Native American Fetish Necklace (Frog Medicine Necklace) : jstinson - ArtFire Jewelry

Native American Fetish Necklace (Frog Medicine Necklace) : jstinson - ArtFire Jewelry

In many Native American cultures, frog medicine represents the cleansing properties of water and rain to bring about renewal of the body and spirit.

The beautiful necklace was designed to honor the frog who sees a need and ribets his song. It is heard by the birds who deliver the song to the Thunder Beings. The Thunder Beings and Father Sky bring the support and cleansing needed for renewal.

The centerpiece frog featured in this necklace is hand carved whale bone from Alaska. The tree of life birds are shell fetishes. The colors used, red, black and white, are three of the four colors from the medicine wheel. The foundation beads are seed beads and Delicas.

The primary necklace is 30 inches long. The inner necklace is 20 inches from joining point to joining point. The frog is 1 1/2 inches long by 7/8's inches wide. No clasp is required as the necklace fits easily over the head.

This necklace is a call to frog medicine for peace, joy and a renewal of spirit.

Mvto and Wa-do' (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee) for viewing!

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