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Grandmother Turtle - A Cherokee Creation Story

  IN THE BEGINNING  When the earth was first made, it was covered all over with water except for one small island.  This island was at the top of a high mountain. This was Blue Mountain (Shaconage), in the Cherokee country. Everyone lived together on this mountaintop island. The human beings and the animals all lived in harmony.  In those days they could understand one another's speech, for this was before the humans broke the harmony. It was a good place to live.  Sure, the island was small, but it was what everyone knew and was used to.  All were content, until there came to be more of them than the small bit of land could support. As they noticed...

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The Mother's Tear Gorget The Story Behind The Jewelry

The Mother's Tear Gorget     Greg took some artistic creativity with this one. The Gorget is smaller than it's pendant. But why call it a Mother's Tear?   During the Cherokee removal many mothers shed tears as their families were uprooted from the place they knew, These were people who lived in towns, had cabins and had lived among the immigrant settlers for generations.   Suddenly soldiers appeared and families were asked to leave taking only what they could carry.   Many of mother shed many a tear as they had to leave the only home they knew behind, as they had to leave their favorite well everything behind. But that was not the end, the mothers continued to...

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What is the Cherokee Copper Secret Sale?

  The Secret Sale is something special we do for our email subscribers. It is a sale that can only be accessed from a link. You won’t find it on our website. From time to time we scour the studio looking for lost treasures. What do you mean lost treasures?  If you have ever sewed or been a crafter you know how easy it is to buy all the pretty things. We admit we have done that a time or too with gemstones. We bought them because they were pretty with no idea of what we were going to do. We have been slowly clearing those out of the studio and giving them to Moriah to design beautiful pieces. Our...

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