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As I said in last night's full Kos Katalogue diary:

THIS YEAR, SANTA'S ELVES ARE WEARING ORANGE.

For those of you who don't yet know, here's how it works:

Sara R has conceived of yet another brilliant idea for the holidays for those of us who participate in the Kos Katalogue merchant program:

If you're interested in a piece by one of the Kos Katalogue participating merchants, but don't feel that you can spend the money on it for yourself, you can put yourself on a Secret Santa list, and people can contact the seller to contribute toward its purchase for you.  Alternatively, you can play Santa's Elf by putting someone else's name on this list, and/or contributing toward such a purchase.

Sara explains in greater detail here.

If you want to play Santa's Elf for someone on the list but can't afford the entire cost of a piece, you can donate only a part, too - we can aggregate donations from multiple people. Contact me via e-mail (Ajijaakwe [at] gmail [dot] com), by Kosmail, or via the contact tab on our Web site to make arrangements.  

And while you're contemplating your Elfhood, please visit Sara R's diary here to help the elves buy a lavender quilt for our beloved Chacounne.

We've already received five nominees for Santa's list. Each is partially funded; some are getting close to full funding. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

For betson08:

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To See In All Directions earrings.  Turquoise and sterling silver.  $145 (+ $10 for regular shipping/insurance). [Of the $155 total, $100 is committed; $55 remains.]

For Mnemosyne:

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Capture the Moon dual-strand cuff bracelet.  Rainbow moonstone and sterling silver/  $385 (+ $10 for regular shipping/insurance).  [Of the $395 total, $100 is committed; $295 remains.]

For peregrine kate:

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WhiteHawk necklace. Sterling silver and white aventurine. $625 (+ $15 for regular shipping/insurance). (Design by Aji.) [Of the $640 total, $530 is committed; $110 remains.]

For winglion (Sara R's sister Ann):

A piece to be designed by Wings. In the design stage; likely to run about $425 plus $10 for shipping/insurance. [Of the projected $435 total, $315 is committed; $120 remains.]

For ZenTrainer:

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A piece to be designed by Wings; similar to this one, but with an oval moonstone instead of White Buffalo turquoise. Would likely run in the $385 range, plus $10 for shipping/insurance. [Of the projected $395 total, $295 is committed; $100 remains.]

If you want to contribute to one of these, or to nominate someone else for a Secret Santa gift from us, e-mail or Kosmail me, or leave me a message in the comments.

There's a lot more inspiration awaiting you over the jump:

BRACELETS

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"Squash Blossom Sky" Cuff Bracelet. Sterling silver and turquoise (probably Bisbee and Turquoise Mountain). $425.

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"Finding Water" Cuff Bracelet. Copper. $155.

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"Water Stalk" and "Twisted Branch" Cuff Bracelets. Sterling silver, garnet, lapis lazuli, rose quartz; and sterling silver, garnet, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, moonstone.  $145 each.

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"Amethyst Blossoms" and "Snowflakes" Cuff-Style Baby Bracelets. Sterling silver; amethyst; sterling silver, denim lapis, snowflake obsidian. $135 each.

BUCKLES

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"Verdant Blossoms" Concha-Style Belt Buckle. Sterling silver; Mojave Green turquoise (Kingman turquoise dyed green). $475.

COLLECTIBLES

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"Trail to the Vortex" Miniature Collector's Spoon. Sterling silver. $125.

EARRINGS

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"Sage Leaves" Earrings. Sterling silver and jade. $255.

PINS

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"Lightning Bolts" Warrior Woman* Pin. Sterling silver and lapis. $225. RESERVED.
* Designed in memory of Wings's mother; created to honor women.

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"Sky Vigas" Pueblo Pin. Sterling silver and Sleeping Beauty turquoise. $225. SOLD.

OTHER NATIVE ARTISTS

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Storyteller by Juanita Suazo DuBray (Wings's aunt). Micaceous clay. $850 (extra shipping/insurance charges apply).

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Miniature Storytellers by Aaron Mirabal. Micaceous clay. $125/$55.

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Miniature Corn Pot by Juanita Suazo DuBray. $150 (extra shipping/insurance charges apply.) SOLD.

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Horse-Head Sculpture by Ned Archuleta. Pink alabaster. $425 (extra shipping/insuance charges apply).

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Buffalo/Eagle Spirit Sculpture (STILL AVAILABLE) and Buffalo Sculpture (SOLD) by the late Emerson Gomez. Pilar slate and alabaster; Pilar slate and spiderweb alabaster. $255/$225 (extra shipping/insurance charges apply.)

There is no sales tax.  For most items, shipping and insurance runs an extra $10-$20, except as otherwise specified.

Of course, we also have numerous examples of Wings's photography on the Web site. In general, signed 8X10 prints are $150; matting and framing is extra. If you're looking for images with a particular theme (or something else you've seen me post that isn't on the site), contact me.  I have thousands of images on file.

And if you're looking for something else in the way of Wings's jewelry, he also does commission pieces. If you need other types of art by other Native artists, let me know. We have a gallery full of all sorts of beautiful Native art.

And to see the complete list of Kos Katalogue merchants and links to their business, see here.

Originally posted to Kos Katalogue on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Kossacks helping each other, DKOMA, Street Prophets , and PWB Peeps.

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