Check out these new handmade beauties! Yes, handcrafted with love by me, all natural and cruelty free. I’ve always had a strong connection to feathered earrings. When I was 18, I befriended a Cherokee Indian family right in NYC. The mother used to make me feathered earrings and pull angel cards. I would watch her make these by hand and fell in love with the way they made me feel. In some ways, it triggered memories of a past life. In many ways, it has reconnected me to my indigenous roots. If you know me, you’ve always seen me rocking feathered earrings!
After conducting some ancestral research a few years ago, I learned that I have 4% indigenous blood from the Andes (Venezuela) and 7% Taino blood from Puerto Rico, including 3% indigenous Cuban. My DNA is a combination of many other regions but these are the ones I feel most tied to. I want to give a special thank you to @modernmystics_nyc for encouraging me to make my own jewelry after guiding me through a healing ceremony. I was already making chakra bracelets but since then, was able to release insecurities and am now creating these intuitively, learning to get better and better as I go. Free from fears, free from past traumas, free from false notions! While I paid homage to my family's ancestral land, Humacao, Puerto Rico and our Taino roots en el El Yunque, I want to dive deeper and truly feel at home. I trust that the universe provides at the right timing and look forward to my future passage. I hope to have the opportunity to visit and connect with the Andes its shamanic practices. I hope to connect with my Cuban culture and its Taino roots. May these creations bring me closer to the "I Am", closer to home. Here is some simple history on feathered earrings. I hope that this resonates with you and recollects memories deep within.
History Of Feathered Earrings
In many ancient civilizations, feathers were often associated with the sky, or sky gods and goddesses. In Egypt, the goddess Ma'at is the god of truth and order. Sometimes when a feather is in our path, it may be perceived as a message from the other side. Feathers are often used in ceremonies and are considered to be very sacred. In many practices, feathers are used to for spreading the smoke of sage during a cleansing.
In Taino tribes, feathered jewelry and headdresses were worn during ceremony, especially during Areytos which would last several days. Battle stories, drumming, music, song and dance were all shared. In Native American tribes, feathers are known to give them a connection to the divine, and are used in many practices, ceremonies, dances, and jewelry. Natural, cruelty free earrings are made from bird feathers that fall from the body and are not plucked. They hold a significant meaning to many tribes. Often these feathers represent the power exerted by the thunder gods, the air and the wind. Eagle feathers were used ceremonially by the Sioux. The Hopi used turkey feathers to symbolize the wilderness and the four winds. The Iroquois believed eagles had a special relationship with God. Each indigenous tribe has its own divine meaning and use of sacred feathers.
The feather often represents strength and growth, as well as hope and freedom. Birds fly freely in the clouds, closest to the spirit realm. Feathers can symbolize ascension, spirit, flight and even heaven. The feather teaches us faith and hope in ourselves and in the universe. As a human, we often fantasize about spreading our wings to fly and feel free.
fly Free with me!
Let's unleash our spirits into the breeze
Let's travel far into the deep
Fly Free Feathered God(dess)!
Fly Free in Peace
Peace & Love,