Aukaneck - The Guardian Spirit

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Aukaneck - The Guardian Spirit


Referred to as the "spirit of northern waters," many Northwestern Indian tribes believe the loon to possess guardian-like abilities. The brick red dots on this bead are representative of the striking red eyes of loons, who's watchful eye is central to the tale of the loon's guardian spirit.

This set includes three handcrafted flameworked glass beads. The center focal bead comes with two dark brick red glass accent beads. The outside dimension of the focal bead measures approximately 16mm with a hole size of approx. 3.25mm. The accent beads are approx. 10mm with a hole of approx. 3.25mm.

**Please note that each bead is individually hand crafted and some slight differences will occur. Sizes and designs may vary slightly. Pictured chain is also not included but is available for purchase here.

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The Loon Collection
Through the misty sunrise on a northern lake echoes a sound that stirs profound emotions in anyone who hears it: the evocative cry of the Common Loon. The loon truly symbolizes the wildness of the north.

Since ancient times the loon has featured prominently in Native American mythology. In some Northwest Coast tribes, the Loon symbolizes tranquility, serenity and the reawakening of old hopes, wishes and dreams. Legend says that to see a Loon is a symbol of a dream come true or an answered wish.

Each of these beads was designed with the distinct black and white patterning and the stirring red eyes of the Loon in mind. The Loon serves as a prominent totem in the Inuit Eskimo culture, therefore each has been given an Inuit name and corresponding message.