According to Native legends, the hummingbird is the joyful messenger and healer. When the hummingbird appears in a time of great sorrow and pain, healing will soon follow. It is said that when a hummingbird hovers near, you will receive a message of healing. Wearing hummingbird jewelry will make you feel happy and peaceful. Many people will compliment you on your handmade jewelry so here is a story about why the hummingbird holds a special place in our hearts.
A literal messenger of joy, this beautiful tiny bird, also called Sah Sen, represents friendship, playfulness, and is a symbol of good luck in Northwest Coastal Native art. It is a positive sign to see Sah Sen prior to a major event such as hunting or traveling to another village. Hummingbird’s ability to hover back and forth at great speeds is believed to be a skill for guiding the people; if they fall behind Hummingbird can easily back up to keep pace.
One story of Hummingbird tells of a warm, spring day. Summer was coming and the wildflowers were in full blossom. A young girl and her mother waded through the green grass, enjoying the bright colors. They stopped as Hummingbird joined them; buzzing and darting from flower to flower.
The little creature fascinated the child. She asked, “Why does such a tiny bird want to fly so fast? Why doesn’t it just stay at one flower instead of visiting every one?” Her mother sat down on a hill overlooking the field and said, “Let me tell you the story of Hummingbird.”
Many years ago there was a fragrant flower that rose every spring to display her beautiful petals and bright colors for all the world’s creatures to enjoy. The people and animals waited anxiously each spring for this special flower to appear. On that day they knew the warm, kind rays of summer had arrived. Raven saw how much joy this flower brought to the world, so the next spring when it appeared, he transformed it into a tiny bird.
The bird had the colors of the green spring grass and the flashing red of a setting sun. Raven gave the bird a special gift to fly like sunlight flickering through tall trees. He also gave it a message to take to all the flowers. That’s why today we see Hummingbird buzzing from flower to flower, whispering a message. Hummingbird is thanking each flower for making our world a more beautiful place.
The mother looked at her child and said, “As you grow up, remember that like each flower, each person has gifts to give the world. In return, that person will be thanked by the birds, animals, and flowers for helping to make our world a better place for everyone.”
The above story is as told by Robert James Challenger in the book Eagle’s Reflections and other Northwest Coast Stories available at Hill’s Native Art in Tofino, British Columbia. They have been our valued customers for many years and carry a wide selection of our work including our hummingbird jewelry and Native American jewelry.
Our hummingbird jewelry is inspired by the beauty of wildlife, animals, and nature. Each piece is carefully designed and handcrafted especially for you. Hummingbird jewelry by the artisans of copperreflections.com provides handmade jewelry, wholesale jewelry and handcrafted jewelry suitable for any gift giving occasion including birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, and Christmas gifts.
All our hummingbird jewelry designs are first hand drawn and transferred to copper sheets. Hummingbird jewelry designs are individually silver plated and diamond cut by hand to bring out the luster in the copper to give that special sparkle like diamonds. All our hummingbird designs are available on unique bracelets, hummingbird earrings, handcrafted necklaces, unique rings, chokers, pins, brooches, hair clips, and lockets so they can all be made into matching sets.
On our website you will find many different trendy jewelry styles of hummingbird bracelets, hummingbird earrings, and hummingbird necklaces where we have used seashells, mother of pearl and abalone shells, to accent and highlight our unique hummingbird jewelry designs. We use a wide variety of techniques to make our hummingbird jewelry including etching, embossing, and engraving. Hummingbird earrings like TS series are cut out and also two tones plated in gold and copper.
Our handmade hummingbird jewelry and unique hummingbird gifts will make the perfect gift for animal lovers and nature lovers. We hope that our hummingbird jewelry collection will bring you and your loved ones much enjoyment for many years. In our hummingbird jewelry collection, you can be sure to find a special gift for your loved ones, unique gift ideas for women and animal lovers jewelry. We hope you will enjoy our handmade jewelry collections as we have been working hard for over 24 years to make it even more beautiful for you.