Jet inlaid eyes.
Paula says - "Have a friend who's a bowler? Here's a perfect gift - a bear made from bowlerite, which is derived from upcycled bowling balls!
"Bowling brush up: The term 'love tap' refers to a tap from a moving pin which knocks another pin down."
Medicine bundle of coral and prehnite.
What is Bowlerite?
During the depression, when valuable materials were scarce, Native American craftsmen used items such as phonograph records, car batteries and plastic Dixie cup spoons to make jewelry. Today that resourcefulness continues with bowlerite - up-cycled bowling balls that have been cut apart, shaped, sanded, and polished to make jewelry and other crafts. Read about stones.
What is Prehnite?
Prehnite is named after Hendrik von Prehn, who was the governor of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, and who discovered this mineral in 1774. The color of prehnite is often described as 'apple green' and is usually found within a range of light to medium green although some yellowish, brownish or even orange tints can also occur. Prehnite gemstones are very often translucent rather than transparent and this cloudy clarity softens the colors considerably giving them a velvety or mossy appearance. Early on it was thought to be an emerald, then peridot and still later, a tourmaline before its hydrated calcium aluminum silicate chemical formation was properly identified. Read about stones.
What is a Fetish?
A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Read more about fetishes.
Indian Bear Symbolism
Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He also has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.
What is a Medicine Bundle?
Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto
the animal that consists of turquoise nuggets, coral seed beads, shell heishi,
feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be an offering to the fetish,
to used evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.