Hot off the loom! Johnny Blackbird has created yet another stunning story hat band. This is the Medicine Bird on a bone-white background. The red-winged blackbird has feathers edged in dark and medium blue. Click here for more info and pics of this hat band.
Also, I just had to share this review because it is everything I have always felt about Johnny Blackbird’s story hat bands. I just love how when people take ownership of these wonderfully unique story hat bands, it is almost as if the story was written especially for them. I know I felt that way with mine and I guess that is why I try to bring them to peoples’ attention as much as I can. This is a Medicine Turtle hat band that was sold recently. I have posted a photo and an excerpt from Johnny Blackbird’s blog with the story, followed by a touching and well deserved review.
The medicine turtle on the front with strong medicine on his shell, is an old turtle on a journey toward the stars. This turtle is going to the west and is near the end of his path through the illusion. The turtle is walking on his black path, the color of completion and return to our ancestors. Next block is the red road inside peaceful and calm arrows that contain the sun and the moon (yellow and white). Our turtle is walking a dark red path where his steps will be peaceful guided by honor, humility and compassion. In the center of each side is the Great Mystery with its energy star. The blocks are linked together just like the elements of life. The sun star lives on one side and the moon star on the other. Their energy along with that of the mystery keeps turtle moving towards his ultimate goal of freedom. Review from TeriBennette – 8th July 2018 This was a gift for my brother who is now 62, and he was so overcome by the gift itself, but also the story that it was based upon. He will be the patriarch of the family after our father leaves us, and it will be a reminder to stay on that Red Road we all know will lead us Home. I thank you for making such a beauty; I feel the Love and Guidance from it. I know he will cherish this hat band the rest of his days! Continue on in Beauty, Johnny Blackbird.
Johnny Blackbird manages to capture perfectly, through the woven symbolic imagery of his beaded story hat bands, folklore which is normally passed down through generations by word of mouth. He has found a unique way of communicating stories told to him as a child with his distinctive designs and color choices. Here are two of his latest hat bands where he introduces the Sun Bird. With just a slight variation of colors, one depicts a sunrise and the other, a sunset.
I have a friend, Johnny Blackbird, who makes beaded story hat bands. They are beautiful in design and each has a unique story of spirit and journey. He just recently posted a blog giving the meaning of the different designs and their placement on the hat bands. I found this so interesting as the choices we make and how we conduct ourselves sets the course with which we navigate our life journey. Johnny’s hat bands tell stories of spirit, energy and the path we travel. A journey of courage, strength and dignity.
Aho Grady. The spirit animal while the focus of the hat band, my newer ones are all about the journey. The path we travel, the energy and how we all need good medicine in order to leave the illusion and touch the stars with balance, dignity and humility.
My friend, Johnny, makes the most beautiful beaded hatbands. Each one tells a unique story using symbols and colors within the bead work. Each Hat band has a different spirit animal on the front of it. From a Blackbird to a Thunderbird, a Spider Mother or Turtle. Each tells a story of Spirit which is the energy that drives the animal.
Just recently he introduced the Dancing Blackbird to his line of hat bands. If you get a chance go in and take a look at his Story Hat Bands.
Yet another outstanding Story Hat Band created by my friend, Johnny Blackbird. Each one comes with a unique story and design. I particularly love this Story Hat Band because it speaks of Split Spirit. Step inside his blog – Mystery, front and center and take a look at his exquisite work. I have two of his Story Hat Bands.. My spirit sings when I wear them.. each one different in color and design yet both speak of courage, strength, energy and spirit. All good medicine to help me on my journey here and beyond.
Aho my friends. I hope you are all well and your path is treating you with kindness. This newest hat band concentrates on the mystery, star energy and our great thunder bird. On each side of the hat band is the mystery. Represented with a black background and a bright, powerful energy star in the center. Strong energy radiates in the form of fire arrows. The bright feathers that guide the energy, one to the thunder bird and the other to our medicine. The energy is funneled to the shaft that represents our red road. The arrow shafts are bordered with sun on the top and moon below on one road with it being reversed, like day becomes night, on the other arrow. This story is all about balance. When the back is closed a medicine wheel is formed. Spirit travels down the road and away from the illusion, past…