Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ravens Eye

Ravens Eye Earrings

There are so many fascinating stories in the history of the native American people. I was inspired by a Pacific northwestern tribal mythology that portrays the raven as both a creator and a trickster. In the legends of Haida Gwai, the raven was highly respected as an intelligent bird and was depicted as the creator of their world and the provider for their needs. As for the trickster role in the myth, the raven was believed to have brought about the pairing of the sexes.

My earrings were designed to capture that "totem" image of the raven that is common among the Pacific northwestern tribes. Primitive ceramic charms that resemble the ravens eye from Jana Bližňáková of Happy Fish Things, accompanied by colorful trade beads and copper wire wrap.

Gloria Ewing

Chrysalis Too on Etsy
Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry


  1. Beautiful earrings! I love the source of your inspiration. I grew up with a fascination of the Native Indian culture.

  2. Wonderful combination of beads, and indeed very evocative of the crow!

  3. You have captured the tribal and totem spirit very well

  4. These are so creative, I love how you put all the pieces together. Very Native American!