Native American Jewelry and Dreamcatchers

LonelyCoyote is taking a short break.

We are closed for Inventory :) Any orders placed already will be shipped when finished and sent tracking info. Any questions, please convo or email, I will be checking. We will be back in about a month with new items coming for the holidays!!

Thank you,
Theresa and Dawn

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Welcome to Lonely Coyote Creations, your place for unique and handcrafted Native American inspired jewelry and dreamcatchers. Looking for quality handmade pieces that are made one at at time, by one pair of hands who has an appreciation for their Lakota Sioux heritage, than you have come to the right place. So come check out the variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and dreamcatchers. Everything is handcrafted right here in my home, a smoke-free environment. After I finish making a new creation, I smudge them with my sage and juniper smudge stick to release any negative energy so you are receiving a negative free piece of jewelry or dream catcher. ♥

The Native Americans believed that gemstones contained healing powers. Each stone had properties they believed healed the physical, emotional and spiritual being. When gemstones are used, we like to include the healing properties the Native Americans believed the stones contained.

Lakota Sioux Dreamcatcher History:

Long ago when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision.
In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider.

Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language that only the spiritual leaders of the Lakota could understand.

As he spoke Iktomi, the spider, took the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horse hair, beads and offerings on it and began to spin a web.

He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life...and how we begin our lives as infants and we move on to childhood, and then to adulthood. Finally, we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.

"But," Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, "in each time of life there are many forces -- some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But if you listen to the bad forces, they will hurt you and steer you in the wrong direction."

He continued, "There are many forces and different directions that can help or interfere with the harmony of nature, and also with the great spirit and all of his wonderful teachings."

All the while the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web starting from the outside and working towards the center.

When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the Lakota elder the web and said...."See, the web is a perfect circle but there is a hole in the center of the circle."

He said, "Use the web to help yourself and you people to reach your goals and make use of your people's ideas, dreams and visions.

"If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas -- and the bad ones will go through the hole."

The Lakota elder passed on his vision to his people and now the Sioux Indians use the dream catcher as the web of their life.

It is hung above their beds or in their home to sift their dreams and visions.

The good in their dreams are captured in the web of life and carried with them...but the evil in their dreams escapes through the hole in the center of the web and are no longer a part of them.

They believe that the dream catcher holds the destiny of their future.

Below is a poem that explains the Legend of the Dreamcatcher.

Poem of the Dreamcatcher
Author Unknown

The dream net has been made
For many generations
Where spirit dreams have played.
Hung above the cradle board,
Or in 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.

So please take a look at our dreamcatchers and jewelry, learn a little Native American culture.
Any questions about our little shop, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.