Traditions With a Twist

Handmade Art and Beadwork

Located In
Rochester, MN
Owned By
Anthony Matzke
Store Details
I create Native American-inspired beadwork and artwork. I will sometimes find items in a thrift store and decorate them with beadwork or use them in some way in an art piece. I also make wire wrapped pendants and jewelry. Some of the pieces will have a Native-inspired look to them also. I pride myself in quality work and craftsmanship. All items are made in a non-smoking environment. I welcome international buyers. Meaning of dream catchers (Ojibwa version): The dream net has been made For many generations Where spirit dreams have played Hung above the cradle board Or the lodge up high The dream net catches bad dreams While good dreams slip on by Bad dreams become entangled Among the sinew thread Good dreams slip through the center hole While you dream upon your bed This is an ancient legend Since dreams will never cease Hang this dream net above your bed Dream on and be at peace Meaning of mandellas: The Mandella is one of the most powerful American Indian items there is and originated as the war shield. They are believed to bring happiness, health, prosperity, and good luck to the owner. Prayers for survival, spiritual blessings, strong visions, physical protection and long life go into the making of the traditional Mandella. Honor these truths with your own prayers - and when you look upon your wall and find your eyes drawn to your personal Mandella - the Creator can whisper and empower you with inner strength, humility... and peace.
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