This Hand carved Hummingbird combines the elements of orange spiny oyster, turquoise and bronze. It is one of the most beautiful and popular stones that Matthew and Stephanie Mitchell carve into fetishes. The hummingbird on top of the World pendant rests on a large blue ocean jasper stone and is accented with turquoise and orange spiny oyster beads. The pendant is strung on an adjustable 15-17 inch cotton cord and measures 43/4 inches including the bale. I puposely used a large bale in this design so if you choose you can also wear the pendant on other beads or stones as it can accommodate up to 8-9mm. Your pendant can be worn alone or combined with the 9 bird/animal fetish necklaces, and/or with matching earrings.
I love the alchemy of combining turquoise -which reminds me of the desert- and spiny oyster -which reminds me of the ocean- both of which I love. I recently made my partner Nancy a whole set of turquoise and spiny oyster hummingbirds including a Bird on Top of the World pendant, particularly significant as I come from the desert and she comes from the ocean coast.
Bird or Animal on top of the World Pendant:
I design my Bird on Top of the World/ and Animal on Top of the World pendants using hand-carved stone fetishes by my dear friends Stephanie and Matthew Mitchell. Each bird or animal sits atop a stone and my designs typically incorporate other stones, crystals, and metal in the designs, all striving to bring out the beauty of the unique hand carved bird or animal.
The idea is that when you wear your Bird or Animal on Top of the World pendant hopefully you too will feel like a Bird or Animal on top of the world! Enjoy!