Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Poetry and Native American Jewelry

I have always been a poetry lover and recently discovered a Native American Poet named Hershman John. He was born in California and grew up on the Navajo reservation in Sand Springs, Arizona. He earned an undergraduate degree and an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University. John is the author of the poetry collection I Swallow Turquoise for Courage (2007). His poems have been published in journals and anthologies including Puerto del Sol, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and O Taste and See: Food Poems. His poetry evokes an emotional response to the images he paints with his words. John’s poetry is influenced by his Navajo heritage. He has written of Diné creation stories, sometimes placing the figures in contemporary settings. His subjects in I Swallow Turquoise for Courage range from Navajo culture to poems referencing Vincent van Gogh and Elizabeth Bishop. John teaches at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. I look upon the creations of Native American Jewelry as another form of poetry, speaking to our souls with lines and color, just as words on the page do. I see myself and my small business as encouraging the preservation of this beautiful culture and these talented artisans. DoubleDeeDeals is my outlet for the love I have of this great art. Here are a couple of my current favorite pieces of Native American Jewelry:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Native American Jewelry Summer Sale

The nights are getting cooler as summer comes to a close. This is my favorite time of year to visit the reservations in the southwest. My friends have been busy all summer creating new and beautiful Native American Jewelry for you to enjoy collecting and wearing. Now it is time for me to reduce inventory and make room for more Turquoise Jewelry, Zuni Animal Fetish carvings and Dream Catchers. I am currently running a sale on DoubleDeeDeals, 25% off and it has gotten very busy. But I am never too busy to visit with my customers. I recently got a call from Diane in Wisconsin. Diane and her husband are celebrating their Wedding Anniversary and it was a joy to be able to share best wishes with her. Diane and her husband are Native American Jewelry collectors and particularly love the inlay work of Ted Secatero
It so wonderful to be able to commemorate special days with a wonderful piece of wearable Native American Jewelry Art. I am going to be looking for a very special Bolo Tie and Belt Buckle for my favorite cowboy as we look forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary very soon. Elouise Key is one my favorite Natïve American Jewelry artists and will be looking at her one of a kind pieces for my husband's collection. Here is one her beauties and one from another Turquoise Artist. Of course I do not let my spouse have all the fun...you will see me wearing a Bolo on occasion, because cowgirls can wear them too! And belt buckles can be so much fun....Happy Shopping!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Native American Jewelry Lovers and Readers

The one thing I love as much as Native American Jewelry and Dream Catchers is reading a good book and I just finished Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis. What a beautiful love story, between Katie and Jesus. The book was inspirational and encouraging and made me cry, I do not read many books that have such a profound effect besides, of course, The Bible.
The next book I want to read is another piece of non-fiction titled In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  The book offers steps that societies must take to provide a more just society and heal past injustices committed against indigenous peoples.  This book is written by former Native American Rights Fund staff Walter R Echo-Hawk. Walter previously published In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided and Battlefields and Burial Grounds.
As a supporter of Native American Art and Culture I like to stay informed on the legal and national side of Native American news and issues. I am just a small businesswomen but I see
reflected in the beautiful works of wearable art on DoubleDeeDeals.com, generations of suppression that these incredibly talented artisans have endured. I see their hearts poured into the colorful craftsmanship I enjoy so much. I pray for healing, encouragement and an embracing of this beautiful culture in and among all Americans.
I am not a powerful politician, a mover or a shaker. I am just a lover of Native American Jewelry, Native American Art and Native American Culture. I just try to put my money where my mouth is, to help preserve what I hold dear and with God's help I hope to shine a small light on this incredibly valuable artistic and cultural community. Are these pieces not gorgeous examples of wearable Art!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sweet Dreams, With Native American Jewelry, Dream Catchers

So here we are closing in on the end of summer already. After going to the store today I started thinking about shopping for the children and young adults going back to school. The summers go by so quick and I do not want to wait for the last minute and fight the crowds for dorm and school supplies. I like to shop with a list and I am thinking this year I will add a Dream Catcher to my list for each student. Dream Catchers can hang from their bed  or window and in addition to adding beautiful décor it can remind them of home and  to call home. To review the entire Dream Catcher meaning go to http://www.doubledeedeals.com/ and you can get the whole story.  The Dream Catcher is sharing a wish for their sweet dreams. There is also a small Native American made Dream Catcher key chain that is perfect for attaching to backpacks.



These wonderful Native American Jewelry Dream Catchers are such a fun and inexpensive gift to give with such a positive message. We all need to dream big.







In addition there are Dream Catcher Necklaces and Earrings for those that want to further enjoy this enchanting symbol. Here are a few: