KickingBear

Smudge fans, Gourd Rattles, Smudge supplies and jewelry

Oklahoma, United States · 653 Sales

KickingBear

Smudge fans, Gourd Rattles, Smudge supplies and jewelry

Oklahoma, United States 653 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(510)
Shop owner

Joyce B

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Announcement   Welcome to KickingBear! Smudge fans Gourd Rattles Smudging supplies and traditional Native American style jewelry. I have made a few bulk orders of the corn necklaces. If you need more than one, send me a convo and we can work out the details.
This shop has smudge fans, rattles, and smudging supplies. You will also find Native American style jewelry and gourd rattles. The smudge fan handles and gourd rattles are beaded in gourd/ peyote stitch. There are also a few original oil paintings and drawings that were done by my husband.
I want all to know that I am NOT a registered member of any Native American tribe. I love their designs and their culture. I do NOT claim that any of the items in this shop are authentically Native American. All of my items are handmade by me. I greatly respect the Native American culture and most of my items were inspired by that culture. The paintings and prints are from my late husband.
I am a self-taught beader. When I pick up an object to bead, a story or purpose comes to my mind and spirit. Then the bead colors follow. As I begin to bead, a design starts to develop. I really enjoy feeling the inspiration from the energy that the object and beads give to me. I hope that the items find their way to the people for whom they were created.

I am now accepting Etsy Direct Check out. I am willing to ship to a few other countries. Convo me if you are outside of the US and we can work out the shipping. I am also willing to reserve items and set up payments. This must be done via a convo.
This was my husband's shop--KickingBear. I am keeping the name in his honor.
Glad to be a member of Drum Beaters and Walking the Red Road teams.

http://TheGrandFathersSpeak.Blogspot.com

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 3, 2016

Welcome to KickingBear! Smudge fans Gourd Rattles Smudging supplies and traditional Native American style jewelry. I have made a few bulk orders of the corn necklaces. If you need more than one, send me a convo and we can work out the details.
This shop has smudge fans, rattles, and smudging supplies. You will also find Native American style jewelry and gourd rattles. The smudge fan handles and gourd rattles are beaded in gourd/ peyote stitch. There are also a few original oil paintings and drawings that were done by my husband.
I want all to know that I am NOT a registered member of any Native American tribe. I love their designs and their culture. I do NOT claim that any of the items in this shop are authentically Native American. All of my items are handmade by me. I greatly respect the Native American culture and most of my items were inspired by that culture. The paintings and prints are from my late husband.
I am a self-taught beader. When I pick up an object to bead, a story or purpose comes to my mind and spirit. Then the bead colors follow. As I begin to bead, a design starts to develop. I really enjoy feeling the inspiration from the energy that the object and beads give to me. I hope that the items find their way to the people for whom they were created.

I am now accepting Etsy Direct Check out. I am willing to ship to a few other countries. Convo me if you are outside of the US and we can work out the shipping. I am also willing to reserve items and set up payments. This must be done via a convo.
This was my husband's shop--KickingBear. I am keeping the name in his honor.
Glad to be a member of Drum Beaters and Walking the Red Road teams.

http://TheGrandFathersSpeak.Blogspot.com

Joyce B

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Joyce B

Turtle Shell Rattle-Dance Rattle-cedar handle
US$75.00
Smudge Fan-Gourd/Peyote Stitch-Medicine Wheel
US$45.00
Dream Catcher-Turtle
US$16.00
Gourd Rattle-Bear
US$45.00
Original Oil Painting-Sea Otter-16x20
US$350.00
Elk Hunter Original Oil Painting
US$400.00
Cherokee Tear Necklace-Afghanistan Medal
US$10.00
Original Oil Painting-Canvas back Ducks
US$300.00
Cherokee Tears Necklace-Iraqi Medal colors
US$10.00
Original Oil Painting-Buffalo Drummer
US$400.00
Cherokee Tear Necklace
US$10.00
Smudge Feather-Goose Smudge Feather-Red
US$7.00
Gourd Rattle-Kokopelli
US$48.00
Smudge Kit Smudging with large abalone shell
US$35.00
Hair Pipe Choker-Native American Style
US$35.00
Gourd Rattle-Dragonfly
US$40.00
Coyote Tooth Necklace-Coyote Canine-Hair pipe
US$25.00
Choker-Hairpipe Choker-Buffalo Tooth Choker
US$35.00
Frog Necklace-Hair Pipe-Green Frog
US$25.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(510)
Jose

Jose on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I felt in love with this Rattle the moment I saw it... Joyce was kind enough to allow me to have it! It is more beautiful than I thought...a feast to the eyes... It has 3 painted feathers, so no interruption shall disturb the Rattle... And when the Rattle comes to life, time has come to listen to the Silence... to the voice of your Soul... to the talk of the Wind...to the whispers of the Ancestors... Thanks Joyce for this Rattle. May your hands be blessed to craft many others rattles for many years to come...!

kimberlygarrett171

kimberlygarrett171 on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Kickingbear is amazing for making this for my brother! What an amazing soul and craft you have! My brother will be proud to wear it. Thank you!

kimberlygarrett171

kimberlygarrett171 on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful necklace. I wear it everyday. It reminds me of my dad and his ancestors and all they endured. I love it.

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About

Working to keep traditions alive.

My late husband and I started this shop with the idea to help keep the old ways alive.
I love the Native American culture and all the different items used in ceremonies and dance. I have studied and researched to learn more about the objects I create. Each bead is added one at a time. There are hundreds of beads on my rattles and fan handles. I spend hours and days to complete many of my beaded objects.
There is a spirit to creating. The objects that I gather have spirit and often guide me in the creation process. I am constantly learning. It is a blessing to be guided by spirit. There is so much positive energy in the gifts of nature. I hope to pass this good energy and good spirit along to the ones who purchase my creations.

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  • Joyce B

    Owner, Creator

    I love the Native American culture and do my best to create items related to that culture. Each bead is added one at a time. I feel the energy of the items as I create them. I hope new owner's feel the energy too. Every item in my shop is hand made.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2016
I am very pleased that you have visited my shop. All items are handmade by me and most are one of a kind. The fan handles and rattles are beaded using the gourd/peyote stitch. If you have any questions about an item, please send me a convo before purchase. I hope you enjoy shopping with Kicking Bear. The paintings and prints were done by my late husband. All of my items are cleansed with sage and cedar.

In accordance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990: This Etsy store does not imply or suggest that items for sale in this store are hand made by a person or persons who are members of a federally recognized tribe. I am Cherokee by blood but I am not a member of a federally recognized tribe.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I now accept Etsy Direct Check Out and pay pal. I am willing to reserve items if you would like. Items will be shipped after payment has been received. Etsy does not share your private information. I do not accept cancellations after an item has been shipped.
Shipping
I ship within 3 to 5 days and sooner sometimes. I ship to the address shown on Etsy. If you want your item shipped elsewhere, please leave a "note from buyer" or send me a convo when you purchase. If you are from outside of the United States and would like to make a purchase, send me a convo and we may be able to work out shipping details.

I ship the most inexpensive but safest way for your product to arrive fast and undamaged. If you need your item rushed, please send me a convo before purchase and I will adjust the shipping cost.

Gourd products and some smudge fans require extra care in packaging. Paintings also require special packaging. Insurance is included on one-of-a-kind items.
I am not responsible for damage that occurs during shipping. I am not responsible for customs charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have a problem with your purchase, please send me a convo and I will work to solve the problem. Many of my items are one of a kind and can not be duplicated. I am not responsible for damage during shipping. Return shipping cost are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing to reserve orders and I allow partial payments. I must receive a convo from you to work out the details. Please be aware that the items I create must be cared for properly. Beads can fade if left in bright light and they should not get wet.