From the Bodies of Water Collection.
These were inspired by a summer day many years ago, boating up the Ontaratue River, not far from my Grandparent's Camp, Grandview.
We travel south on the Mackenzie then reach the mouth of the Ontaratue.
The River goes up for a long time, and has sandbars in the middle..
As we beach combed we discovered freshwater clams nestled in the sand beds.
We spent the afternoon searching and being rewarded with both fresh clams and adding to our ever growing river rock collections.
And that night we had a clam feast in a cabin above the Arctic Circle.
Sliced and Polished Bison Horn Surrounds Glass Beads stitched down one at a time onto Hometanned Caribou Hide. Nestled in like the Arctic Clams are Faceted Amazonite beads.
Backed with Caribou Hide and Amazonite Beads.
Finished with Hammered Vermeil (Sterling Silver Plated with Gold) Findings.
3.75" in Length.
**These Weigh about 9 Grams each, which is about the weight of 2 quarters