Thursday, February 23, 2012

Adam Beach


Date of Birth: 11 November 1972
Birth Name: Adam Beach
Place of Birth: Ashern, Manitoba, Canada Adam Beach Height: 5' 11"
Profession: Actor
Movies: Joe Dirt The Last Stop


One of the most visible Native American actors working in films, Adam Beach's recent claim to fame has been the portrayal of a young Native American youth who faces reservations across his own country in the critically acclaimed Clint Eastwood directed World War II drama, 'Flags of Our Fathers' (2006). But before this high profile movie project came Beach's way, he was busy establishing his reputation as a versatile and talented actors in a string of independent movies and assorted TV appearances in meaty roles in many of Hollywood's productions.

Born on 11 November 1972, in Ashren, Canada, Beach belongs to the First Nation of Saulteaux origin (native people of Canada). At the age of eight Beach lost his parents to fatal accidents within a span of three-months. Beach along with his brothers were adopted to be raised by his aunt and uncle and relocated to Winnipeg. Though Beach joined his high school drama club for fun, he promptly fell in love with the art of performing and joined the Manitoba Theatre for Young People after dropping out of school! In 1990, Beach landed his first lead role for on-screen credit in 'Lost in the Barrens', in a supporting role, at the age of 18. More roles followed in other Theatre productions and Canadian TV serials including the lead role in 'Squanto: A Warrior's Tale' (1995), Disney's historical drama. But the movie 'Dance Me Outside' (1995) directed by Bruce McDonald's that can be described as Beach's breakout from 'obscurity to popularity' role! The film was based on W.P. Kinsella's novel and was a big hit due to its wit and style. The success of DMO was followed by the success of a TV spin-off series, 'The Rez' (1995-98) with Beach as one of the cast members. Work started coming in steadily after the success of DMO. In 1996, he married Meredith Porter and fathered two sons (1996 & 1998). 'Smoke Signals' directed by Chris Eyre, and released in 1998 was another career highlight for Beach. This comedy-drama about two young men who try to come to terms with their heritage and families while on a road trip to collect the remains of one man's father was the first ever film to be written, directed, produced, and starring Native American actors.

The movie won several awards doing the rounds of the film festival circuits including the Sundance Film Festival and Independent Spirit Award, and helped Beach turn Hollywood's eyes on himself. 'Mystery, Alaska' (1999), was Beach's first Hollywood role and he spared no effort. This was followed by 'Joe Dirt' (2001), and in 2002, Beach got another great opportunity. He was offered his meatiest role to date, in John Woo's WWII drama 'Windtalkers', where he plays the role of a Navajo soldier whose services are engaged by U.S Army to deliver a code in the native language. Nicholas Cage and Christian Slater were his co-stars. For this role, Beach has to learn to speak Navajo! Though, the film wasn't a huge commercial success, but it gave Beach plenty of frame space to showcase his acting skills and hold his own against Hollywood stalwarts such as Cage! Adam Beach acted in many movies after Windtalkers such as 'Skinwalkers, TV Series 'Third Watch' (NBC, 1999-2005), 'Bottom's Up) (2006) etc. Beach has constantly vowed critics with the singular quality of his performances even in a movie with ensemble cast!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Newest Jewelry Additions!

NEW BLING! 

 We got in some really nice things recently and I just wanted to share them with the world!  Thank you all for your love and support over the years, without you I wouldn't be abe to follow my passion.

Native American Spiny Oyster Cuff Bracelet

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Native American Jewelry, Variscite Gemstone Earrings
Price: $105.00


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Turquoise Teardrop nugget Jewelry Earrings
Price: $71.95

Native American Jewelry, Spiny Oyster Earrings
Price: $79.89


Price: $46.00

American Indian Jewelry, Large Green Amber Pendant
Price: $119.78

American Indian Jewelry, Inlaid Multi-Gemstone Pendant
Price: $169.00

NATIVE AMERICAN ZUNI INDIAN Jewelry

Price: $75.00


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Latest Fashion Trends



Week in Pictures: Gorgeous Gowns for Michelle Williams, Nicki Minaj, Adele & More!




It was gowns galore this week, thanks to the confluence of the BAFTAs, Grammys, a number of high-profile premieres and New York Fashion Week.
Let's start in Paris, shall we? Michelle Williams went for the Disney princess look at the Paris premiere of My Life With Marilyn, while Angelina Jolie went for striking and structural at the premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey.
At the Grammys in Los Angeles, Nicki Minaj turned heads with more than just her red carpet getup. Her performance at the awards also created quite a stir! But Nicki couldn't stop the real star of the show—Adele walked away with six trophies and the audience's hearts.
In NYC, Taylor Momsen sported a beautiful (and grown up!) dress at the Marchesa Fall 2012 fashion show.


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Angelina Jolie

The Producers Guild of America announced Tuesday it will honor Angelina Jolie'sBosnian war film In the Land of Blood and Honey with the 2012 Stanley Kramer Award at the guild's annual awards ceremony on Jan. 21.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Men's Watches

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Navajo Indian Lorenzo James Turquoise Watch


This Native American silver watch will have you checking the time in style. This Native American jewelry watch is dressed up with gorgeous hand cut designed silver tips. The added turquoise nuggets are a great combination with the silver design. The silver watch tip design, 1-1/4 inches wide, 1-1/2 inches long, giving this watch a one-of-a-kind perfect look with Southwestern flavor. A complimentary watch face and flex stretch band have been included for your convenience. The watch fits a size 8-1/4" wrist. The Indian artist Lorenzo James hallmarked L. James S/S for authenticity. The photos are an excellent representation of the one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry watch you'll receive. Look great and be in style wearing this fashion accessory beauty! Weighs 80.0 grams/2.82 ounces. 
Retail price: $450.00  ON SALE FOR $205.99


Price: $205.99


Native American Men's Gemstone & Silver Watch


Native American Indian jewelry watch features a pair of large tips that were hand cut out of shimmering sterling silver, then dressed up with gorgeous hand cut & polished inlaid opals & unknown gemstones by Navajo jewelry artist Steve Francisco. What beautiful gemstone work offset by the detailed silver designed edges!
A complimentary watch face and adjustable stretch band have been included for your convenience. These watch tips are 1" wide and 1" long. The adjustable stretch band fits a size 8" wrist. Stamped Sterling. SF Hallmark for authenticity. Weighs 53.9 grams / 1.90 ounces. 
Retail price: $418.99  ON SALE NOW FOR $198.65

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American Zuni Indian Jewelry, Multi-Gemstone Cuff Watch

This Native American Zuni jewelry watch is an inlaid thunderbird style that is simply stunning! This Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Jet & Mother of Pearl watch features two tips that were cut out of shimmering sterling silver and designed in the Zuni cultural style. These watch tips have been designed by Zuni artist, Bobby Shack using gorgeous polished pieces of white Mother of Pearl with Jet and Turquoise and a touch of Spiny Oyster to accent the beautiful thunderbird! A complimentary mother of pearl watch face has been included for your convenience. These watch tips are 1-1/2" wide & 1-3/4" long. The stretch band fits a size 8" wrist, without any stretch, with the flexibility to adjust larger. Zuni artist Bobby Shack has hallmark "B &C Shack - Zuni Sterling" for authenticity. Weighs 64.9 grams / 2.29 ounces.

This well-designed Native American Zuni jewelry watch matches Native American pendants, bracelets, earrings & rings listed.

Price: $318.00

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jennifer Aniston's Sexy Spread

CHECK OUT HOW JENNIFER ANISTON SIZZLE'S IN HER BRA AND MINISKIRT!



 

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See more of her sexy spread at GQ.com!



Add some spice to your life with this sexy bracelet from Double Dee Deals!

Monday, February 13, 2012

E! Entertainments last interview with Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston's Final Interview With E! and Final Performance—Watch Now

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Less than two days before her unexpected demiseWhitney Houston jumped in on E! News' interview with BrandyMonica and Clive Davis, Whitney's longtime champion and music industry mentor.
Houston appeared lively—if borderline manic—offering the trio hugs and kisses as she bid farewell from the Grammy rehearsals on Thursday, even urging her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, to give her "godfather" Davis a hug.
Davis embraced Houston and sent her off with what in retrospect is an sadly eerie comment, characterizing the moment as "a day of tribute."
Later that night, Houston joined Kelly Price onstage for the latter's unplugged concert in L.A. (The Grammy-nominated Price was a featured artist along with Faith Evans on Houston's "Heartbreak Hotel" from 1998's My Love Is Your Love.)
The two dueted on what would be Houston's finale performance, a version of "Yes, Jesus Loves Me," which was captured on cell phone video and has made its way online.
"Whitney was happy, doing what she loved, with her friends and completely joyful," Price's rep tells E! News. "It was beautiful."



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SOURCE: http://www.eonline.com/redcarpet/2012/grammys/news/whitney-houston-s-final-interview-with-e-watch-now/293571

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Zuni Fetish

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ZUNI FETISHES MEANING
Native American Zuni fetishes are small hand carved stone images of animals that are made by the talented Zuni Pueblo Artisans.

Zuni Pueblo is not just a name of an American Indian Tribe but it is a region in the Four Corners U.S.A. in the remote Northwest area of New Mexico about 150 miles west of the Rio Grande Valley. The population of the Zuni Pueblo Village has approximately 9500 to 10000 people and the primary revenue of its inhabitants is from their hand crafted art of making Native American Jewelry and hand carved Zuni fetishes.

These hand-carved fetishes remain part of the Zuni religion and culture and are believed to represent the animal spirit within the stone. Prior to the use of today’s power tools which produce finest contemporary, detailed carvings made, initially, Zuni fetishes were just stones that were found which had a rudimentary shape of an animal. The Zuni’s would place arrowheads on these stones to pray that the hunters arrow would find its mark, and give gratitude to the animal for giving its life for the sustenance of the hunter and his family.

The Zuni’s believe in six sacred directions with each direction being represented by a color: Above, North, East, South, West and Below. Each direction also has an animal associated with it both for fetishes believed to give healing and protection, and hunting fetishes which replace the badger with the bobcat as the southern animal, and the coyote replacing the bear as the animal of the west. You will find these directions and colors represented in their carvings:

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American Zuni Indian Turquoise Crocodile Fetish 
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Native American Zuni Bear Fetish, Carver Della Concho 
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Native American Zuni Bear Fetish, Carver Judith Homer 
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Native American Zuni Bear Fetish, Carver Kyle Mahooty 
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Join us on Pinterest!



Have you lost your creative juices while trying to redecorate your master bedroom? Are you at a loss as to what to wear this fall? Just can't decide between Halloween costumes for your kids and spooky treats to make for your annual party? Planning a wedding and want to find some unique ideas? Well, there's a Web site out there designed to let you put all of your inspirations in one place. But I warn you, it's highly addictive!
Pinterest was launched in March 2010 as a place to organize all "the beautiful things you find interesting on the Web." It's broken up into 17 subcategories, everything from Art & Architecture to Science & Nature and Photography. When you click on a category, a Web page will display all of the "pins" that people have uploaded to the site. If you see something you like, you can "repin" it to a board that you customize, so all of your favorite things are in one place. I have been on the site a week and I already have four boards (home, fashion, kids, and recipes) that I pin to almost daily.
It's not just inspiration the site provides, either. You can find tutorials for any number of DIY projects, as well as recipes, how-tos, templates, and videos for just about any project you can think of. Once you begin navigating the site, there are lots of things you can do to make it as social as possible:
  • Invite friends to join you on Pinterest.
  • Follow other users to see what they pin and share ideas.
  • Comment on pins you like.
  • Mention friends in your pins so they can see what you pulled for them.
  • Like a pin or a user's board.
When it comes to kids, the amount of information and inspiration on this site when is amazing. There are craft projects, no-sew clothes, decorating ideas, educational toys, art, and books all designed to keep kids happy and engaged. I have lost count of how many times I say in one day, "Aw, that's so cute! I have to try it."
To get started, go to www.pinterest.com and request an invite. Shortly, you will receive an e-mail accepting your request. I requested an invite and was pinning away within five hours, so while it's not immediate, it's not a long wait, either. It's free to use, free to pin, and easy to navigate. If you can find the time in between creating boards and getting ideas, find me! I'd love to see what you're pinning.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Amethyst The February Birthstone

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The gemstone Amethyst is the birthstone for February. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Pisces. Amethyst is associated with spirituality, wisdom, sobriety, and security. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone. Although it must always be purple to be amethyst, it can and does have a wide range of purple shades. Its color is unparalleled, and even other, more expensive purple gemstones are often compared to its color and beauty. If it were not for its widespread availability, amethyst would be very expensive.

The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek meaning "not drunken," and Amethyst has long been considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness. Wine goblets were often carved from it, and the gemstone still symbolizes sobriety to this day. The legend of the origin of amethyst comes from the Greeks. Dionysus, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal he encountered. After, creating tigers to carry out his wish, unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana appeared. But Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from Dionysus' tigers. At the sight of the beautiful statue, Dionysus is said to have wept tears of wine, staining the quartz purple and creating the gem amethyst. The color purple is traditionally the color of royalty and amethyst has been used since the dawn of history to adorn the rich and powerful monarchs and rulers. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty.


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