Saturday, August 27, 2016

Today's Flash Sale: Trailing Thunder

Photo copyright Wings, 2016; all rights reserved.

Today's NDN Silver flash sale features an unusual piece: the ring shown above, called Thunderhead TrailIt's forged in an anticlastic style, and it's not your ordinary ring, but what's known as a finger cuff, giving it greater adjustability. 

This piece normally retails for $255, but until 11:59 PM MDT tonight, it'll be 20% off. That lowers the price tag to $204 (+ s/h/i), but it's only for today. Inquire via the site's Contact form.





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The Power of the Winds

Photo copyright Aji, 2016; all rights reserved.

Now posted at The NDN Silver Blog, it's a tribute to a small (some would say unlikely) spirit who nevertheless carries the power of the winds. Eagle is not the only spirit of the air, and smaller beings still have big roles to play.

The post is here. Wings's main page is here. Inquiries via the site's Contact form. And, as always, sales are much needed (especially now, with the crew working all of next week to catch up and beat the weather), so shares of the site links are much appreciated. 



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Friday, August 26, 2016

Tomorrow's NDN Silver Flash Sale: On the Trail of the Storm

Photo copyright Wings, 2016; all rights reserved.

Just shy of four and a half hours remain on today's  NDN Silver flash sale, featuring the ring shown at this link, called Spreading Stardust. It retails for $275, but until 11:59 PM MDT tonight, it's 20% off, lowering the price to $220 (+ s/h/i). 

For tomorrow, we have another ring, the one shown above, which assumes a somewhat unusual form known as a finger cuff. It's called Thunderhead Trail, and it features an anticlastic band, with a gently sloping shape and greater adjustability than ordinary rings. This one retails for $255, but starting at midnight MDT and running until 11:59 PM MDT tomorrow, it'll be 20% off, reducing the price tag to $204 (+ s/h/i). Get it while you can; inquire via the site's Contact form.





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Drops

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Drops are powerful, especially when they band together.

But alone, they are only drops.



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Lintels! And links, and a few share requests.

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Yes, the lintels are going in! 

They were scrambling to beat the rain and didn't quite make it, but they made a lot of progress. As of an hour into the work this morning, we're back to a three-man crew again, and they were at it hard all day.

Photo copyright Aji, 2016; all rights reserved.

Here's a close-up of the work; they chip away at the adobe with hatchets to fit everything in closely. It looks wild and careless, but it's actually precision work by guys with long experience who are skilled enough to do it freehand. 

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Speaking of doing things freehand, my warrior woman and spirit sister kishik has a diary up for us at the GOS right now, and she's featuring a pair of earrings that she commissioned from Wings. Please go T&R the diary and share all the links, because she's included in it all the ways to help support our effort to have a house again after almost six years without a real one

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More precision work. That's the window of what will be our utility room: water heater, washer, dryer (when we replace our old one that just died a few weeks ago), and shelving. I'm finally going to have natural light everywhere again. 

They'll be working all next week, instead of the usual three days. Why? Because up next is the bond beam, the spiral support posts, and the vigas. And fall is not looming; it's here. Temps in the high 30s at night, 42-43 when I get up in the morning, trees already yellowing fast. it's going to be an early winter, and we need to beat the weather.

So please go share the links to our YouCaring page via the widgets on it, especially via the code from the purple box at the lower right-hand corner:


Please also share the link to Wings's site, which is our source of income for both daily expenses and the construction, too. Besides, he has a fabulous new masterwork up, just completed today.

Much gratitude to everyone who has given us a hand thus far. We are both struggling to gain our footing after the events of last weekend, and I'm way, way behind on literally EVERYTHING, but I'm working to get there, believe me.



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Life . . . In the Light of the Four Directions

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I've taken the rare step of publishing a second post today at The NDN Silver Blog: It's a feature of Wings's newest work, completed only a couple of hours ago.

Wings rarely creates stand-alone pendants (usually, he turns them into necklaces). Creating a cross? Even rarer still (it's been three full years since his last one, and that was a cast piece that was a special commission; before that, I honestly can't remember when he made his last one). But this one is exceptional. I explain it all in the post (and, no, this one won't be featured in any of the remaining flash sales for the month). Inquire via the site's Contact form.



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Today's Flash Sale at NDN Silver: Silver and Stardust

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For today's  NDN Silver flash sale, we're offering the ring shown above, called Spreading Stardust. It's wrought in a classic Southwestern Native style, one that's big and bold and can be worn equally well by a man or a woman. It also bears a simple but powerful traditional motif.

Normally this ring retails for $275, but until 11:59 PM MDT tonight, it's 20% off, lowering the price to $220 (+ s/h/i). It's a lot of silver for that price, so get it while you can. Inquire via the site's Contact form.



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