"Both Sides Of The Sky"
Today's blog story features a sterling silver men's ring that I crafted a long time ago. It is mounted with two hand-cut, bezel-set freeform Kingman turquoise stones and a pear-shaped red coral cabochon.
It is my personal ring and I titled it EDAWIGIIZHIG ("BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY").
The design of the ring is inspired on a dream I had years ago, I must have been in my twenties. I was up in the dazzling blue sky when I became aware of a sky region behind it which seemed an even more dazzling blue.
The black tipped silver eagle feather dividing the two turquoise stones symbolizes the dream. The eagle feathers adorning the ring's sides represent a revolving sky; the circular motion with which I seemed to move around the dream sky. The red coral cabochon placed beneath the eagle feather and the flowers that I stamped on the sides of the ring shank curvature stand for the earth that moved beneath me during the dream.
Since the design relates to this dream I decided to wear the ring myself; I've been wearing it for the last 23 years or so.
OJIBWE MORNING PRAYER
for it is the start
The birth of dreams
from winter’s gloom
Spreading wide wings
into clear blue sky
Taking our place
as she shares more
Giving thanks for life
never asking why
is too heavy a load
just trust yourself
as you walk the road...
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Jewelry photography by ZhaawanArt Fisher Star Creations.
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