•smoked moose hide, 13/0 Charlotte cut seed beads, vintage rose lining beads, 24k gold plated edging beads, 24k gold earring hooks•
Trees can connect us to so many ideas - ancestry, strong roots, fertile ground, and the tree of life. All of those things reminds me of where I come from and where I’m going. I wanted to make a pair of earrings that conveyed my feelings about my ancestors. So I made my own version of a family tree.
So these are called Câpân. My son was blessed to know and love one of his câpâns before she left this world. Even though she’s in the spirit world, her roots are still here with him. All of my children’s câpâns - both known and unknown to them - have left their descendants with deep roots and bountiful knowledge.
That’s what these trees mean to me; our ancestors who are still reminding us of how strong we are because of how strong the legacy they left behind is.
These trees remind me of câpâns.