- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Width: 3/4" Tapered / 19mm Tapered
- Size: 5 1/2" with 3/4" gap / 14cm with 2cm gap
- Totem Symbols: Killer Whale, Thunderbird
- Artists: Sheldon Williams
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Bracelets
The Thunderbird represents protection, power, and strength. He is considered the strongest of the totem animals, possessing supernatural power and credited with creating storms. When he blinks, lighting comes out of his eyes, and when he flaps his wings, thunder roars. He hunts and eats whales by using the two lightning snakes kept under his wings.
Killer Whales or Orcas symbolize love of all types, representing romance, loyalty and close ties between family and friends. It offers protection to travelers far from home, helping to guide your journey back. In myth the Orca is closely linked to humans; it is said that those lost at sea are transformed into these whales and have gone to live in a underwater village. Seen as the guardian of the ocean, the Orca is a strong spirit, which symbolizes longevity, resiliency and knowing that you are not alone.
Sheldon Williams was born to the Raven Clan of Naglisla, Heiltsuk Nation in 1968. His interest in the art of his people began in his early teens. Since that early beginning he has created a wide body of work that includes poles, masks, paintings, blankets, plaques, chest, bentwood boxes as well as gold and silver jewelry. He is a skilled carver and his jewelry frequently shows unique settings .