This time of year I like to make little items like this as gifts for my friends and family for the holidays. I don't make these type of items for sale as I believe they should only be given away and not sold. I like to make them now as here in the Northwest, we believe the presence of the spirits and holy people are at their greatest, so I like to do these with good intent and want that to be strong.
Some of these I did a few years ago. I end up with a lot of little old parts ( like beads and bells ) with my work so a great way to use them. Most material on these are antiques and all are beaded using antique Italian seed beads or pony beads.
I made this one yesterday for a friend. A bear fetish.
Detail of the bear fetish. The claw and feather on it are made of glass.
A horse fetish and iniskim I made for myself a few years ago.
This is umbilical fetish I did when my horse Cappy was born. It contains his actual umbilical fetish which I saved and dried.
The other side of the umbilical fetish.
Have a happy season everyone, and think of and help others.