Mountain Shadow Designs
Finding Inspiration in every Stone I turn, and every thread I pull.
I live in Grande Cache, Alberta...I'm Indigenous...I'm Cree and fluent in my language, my Cree name is "Mountain Shadow"...anyway...years ago. My Grandpa used to have a stone...which he called "Thunderbird bullet" in Cree It was a sphere stone...all natural.
He used the stone when he smudged...he would heat up the stone or he'd use it when he was doctoring people that came to him.
Anyway, I was about maybe 7 years old at the time... all those years I always wondered about the stone he had...I'm a hunter...so I go hunting/hiking all over around here...in Grande Cache...I'm with the "Aseniwuche Winewak Nation," which translates to in English "Rocky Mountain People."
Anyway, just a few years ago...I started finding the stones like my late Grandpa had.
One night I was lying in bed...thinking...I wonder if I can attach one onto a Dreamcatcher...so I gave it a try...after about the fifth attempt, I figured out how to weave one...since there on...I have been attaching them to Dream Catchers.
This brings joy to my life and I hope to yours as well.
What DO I Do?
The thunderbird Bullet is my passion, and creating ways to display it beautifully and securely makes my heart happy.
My online presence gives me the opportunity to showcase my past works but gives you the opportunity to think of the possibilities and request your own design for purchase.