Meaning of Feathers to the Native American

Feathers mean a lot to Native American Tribes. A feather isn’t just something that falls out of a bird, it means much more. The feather symbolizes trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, freedom and many more things. To be given one of these is to be hand picked out of the rest of the men in the tribe – it’s like getting a gift from a high official.  To get a feather one must complete a brave or special deed.  The feather must be cared for and it is a daily reminder of how one should behave.  A feather also symbolizes communication with the Spirit and represents the power of air and wind.

My Feather Ring

Years ago I saw someone wearing a feather ring and knew I had to create one.  I finally made one this morning.  It is sterling silver with a dark patina with accents of copper and 14K gold wire.  It’s a great ring for any finger but especially the pinky.

Feathers ring

Feathers ring

creating the desert in glass and metal


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