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Carvings Information - Thunderbird Jewelry Co.
Carvings Materials 
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Alabaster
From southern New Mexico, alabaster tends to resemble marble, but it is softer in its texture.

Black Jet
Generally know as a mineraloid, black jet has an organic origin as it is derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure.  

Serpentine
Serpentine comes from various areas, including Australia, Russia, South Africa and the United States, depending on colors and type.

Picasso Marble Serpentine
Picasso marble serpentine is very popular due to its assorted colors of blacks and bands of gray and/or brown.  The state of Utah is its origin.

White and Black Marble
White and black marble are very popular as well and widely available.  Marble is used frequently and is heavier than alabaster or jet.

Turquoise
Most of our carvings are made from stabilized Kingman turquoise.  Turquoise is thought to provide good health to those who wear or possess it.

Fetishes and Their Characteristics 

Badger
Aggressiveness, perseverance, the ability to reach a desired goal.

Bear
Strength, the power of the soul.

Beaver
Builder, one who promotes family unity.

Buffalo
Endurance to overcome one's weakness.

Coyote
Trickster, humor, the ability to laugh at one's self.

Deer
Gentleness, the power of gentleness.

Eagle
Spirit, a soaring spirit that transcends personal problems, a connection to the divine.

Frog
Invokes the spirits to bring rain.

Fox
Camouflage, protection.

Horned Toad
Good luck - horns are signs of armor for protection.

Horse
One of two fetishes that are thought to have the possession of healing powers.

Mountain Lion
Leadership, resourcefulness.

Ram
Used to procure an increase of herds.

Raven
The second of two fetishes that are thought to have the possession of healing powers.

Snake
A powerful fetish symbolizing life, death and rebirth.

Turtle
Longevity, a symbol of a long, meaningful life.

Wolf
Teacher, pathfinder on the journey of survival.

Symbols and Their Meanings 

Arrowhead
Alertness

Bearpaw
Good luck; good omen; protector of the gods.

Bird
Carefree and lighthearted qualities.

Butterfly
Everlasting life.

Heartline
Breath past leading to magical power in the fetish's heart.

Sun
Happiness.

Thunderbird
Sacred bearer of unlimited happiness.  




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