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Mar 01

Hand crafted dream catcher carved from deer antler accented with abalone shell

I love love love this piece. I’m not sure where Jeff got his inspiration from but I like it! This timeless pendent is carved with perfection. Then hand painted with acrylic paint. The feathers that hang from the dream catcher are carved out of abalone shell from the Gulf of Mexico. I was shocked to see that he carved some earrings to go with it. Yeppee! We know that the Cherokee’s did not use dreamĀ  catchers. That was from the plain tribes. But just because Jeffrey is a Cherokee doesn’t mean he can’t incorporate it in his art!

I got the beads out last night because I wanted to be creative too. I love jewelry. And I know it is a privilege to use Jeffrey’s art as a focal point on the jewelry. So I tried something new. I used to cords(more like the texture of fishing lines) and two types of beads and connected the two in the center with the shell feather. I am pleased with it. I will show you a picture!

Jeffrey’s sister Kayla goes to school in Westville, Oklahoma. She saw that Jeffrey had made a purple feather carved from deer antler and she wanted it. Because her school colors are purple and yellow. She said Jeffrey should deck it out in purple and yellow and I will go to school with it. She will be the envy of her friends.

So Jeff had a epiphany and signed ” I could go to the schools and design necklaces out of deer antler and shell and the kids could order them.” What a perfect idea. What a way to find a niche market and a specific audience to market too. Jeffrey hasn’t read all those educational books about small business management and marketing but he figured it out.

I talked to a lady yesterday who is going out of business. She is an artist as well and lives in Lincoln, Ark. She paints and sews quilts and makes jewelry. I had inquired about her teaching me and Jeffrey how to do more with our jewelry because quite frankly we are beginners. Even with Jeffrey’s deer antler carvings he has only been doing that for eighteen months. He was taught by a fellow Cherokee by the name of Levi Springwater. He lives in Stiwell, Oklahoma. Anyways this lady Sandi Bushe is the president of American Legion Club there in Lincoln and she says she may could use on of the rooms for teaching jewelry making classes. Which will be awesome! We really can’t wait.

Okay here are the pictures!!!!

Carved deer antler pendent carved from deer antler and accented with abalone shell with a matching carved abalone feather earrings By Jeffrey L Watt Cherokee TERO artist

Carved deer antler pendent carved from deer antler and accented with abalone shell with a matching carved abalone feather earrings By Jeffrey L Watt Cherokee TERO artist

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