I remember when my dad was stationed in Germany in the late 80's, there were all kinds of Native American Indian clubs over there at the time and the people really got off on Native American Indian items. At the time we lived on the economy in a small village called Alpen. One year for Faushing (I think that is the correct spelling) our neighborhood did a whole pioneer/Indian theme. So our family all wore our ribbon shirts and had our pendelton blankets over our arms and the neighbors were all pilgrims or pioneers, for our street float, for the town parade. It was tons of fun. My dad even ended up giving some of the neighbors some Navajo sand paintings for their American Indian collection.
Then when my husband was stationed at Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM, the German Air Force had just started to be stationed there also. I remember a lot of the German families would travel all over the state to visit the different tribes and go to their feast days and what not. They were just fascinated with the Native tribes. So my theme behind the bracelets was to make something that the German community would appreciate and enjoy as a piece of jewelry made by a Native American Caddo woman.
This bracelet was made with turquoise, smoky quartz, freshwater pearls, and bali silver beads.