#150: Silver Strength
Special things seems to pile up right on top of each other out west — I type as I look forlornly out my window, which actually looks east… To that end, my favorite shop is located just outside of my favorite place, Zion Canyon.
Frontier Plunder is run by Harriet, my guru with respect to this little Native American silver and turquoise hobby thing I have going on. Until just recently Harriet was only accessible by personal visit, telephone or snail mail, but the good news is that she’s gone live. If you can’t meet this one-of-a-kind spirit in person, you can at least virtually shop her wares at www.frontierplunder.com (work in progress, check back again soon!). Meanwhile, you really gotta plan your trip to Zion.
On my Thanksgiving visit I picked up these Navajo silver beads, circa around 1910.
Stamped with what look like rattlesnake jaws, symbolic of strength. Probably made from coin silver which the Navajo melted down from currency. Restrung at some point, onto a delicate chain.
Beads of strength, racked up one after the other, just like the years. May we all be strong and happy in the year ahead. Wishing you all a most special holiday and a very Happy New Year! XOX