~AND THE WINNER'S ARE: Nicole & Liberty!!!~In lieu of today's regularly scheduled Mommy Minute...I want to spot-light the artistry of a friend of mine. My good friends Joe & Deb Jenkins (Deb's a mom...so that counts, right?) have recently moved to Moab, Utah and have started their own business. Read on....
In Joe's own words:
What Is Symbols on Stone?
"Native Americans used a pecking system to leave messages for future generations on the rocks in the areas they lived, hunted and traveled. These writings are called petroglyphs. Even today, the meanings of many of these symbols are not understood.
Having recently moved to Moab, Utah, I have become intrigued by these writings for many reasons. My desire is to share these symbols with others who are mesmerized by the Native American culture and the southwest area in general.
These “symbols” are each hand made beginning with the sawing of the rock into small pieces. These pieces are then hand etched, sanded, drilled and polished. Each pendant is then placed on a leather strap and can be worn as a necklace.
Each pendant is unique in many ways. The color of each pipestone rock is distinct. No two pieces of rock have been cut exactly the same: length, width, and edges are all different. As a result of the many differences in the rock and the creation process each pendant is a one-of-a-kind work of art."
These retail for $20 a piece. Discounts are given for multiple orders.
(this is my personal favorite!)
For more information, contact Joe at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe sent me 6 of these a while back. 2 as a gift (which are absolutely gorgeous by the way. My husband & I love them!) and 4 to distribute to possible vendors. I still have 2 left & I will giveaway 1 of these necklaces to 2 lucky winners!
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