BEAR SPIRIT, Gourd Vase w/Copper Embossed Heartline and Inlaid Beads

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BEAR SPIRIT, Gourd Vase w/Copper Embossed Heartline and Inlaid Beads


“Bear Spirit” is a lively small gourd vase with a featured Native American bear motif. The piece measures 7” tall x 5 ½” wide. The bear is enhanced with a copper embossed ‘heartline’ and leg skirt. Turquoise dots and triangles enliven the bear design which is surrounded by stippling topped with copper. A ring of inlaid turquoise colored small beads further embellish the design.

After cleaning the outside of the dried gourd, a very time consuming process, the rim was cut with a mini jig saw. Then the inside, which is filled with membranes and seeds, was cleaned with a ball cleaner and drill. Hand sanding finished the interior job and then I sprayed the interior with a paint sealer. The design was hand drawn and pyroengraved onto the surface. Using a professional carver with a ball bur, the stippled area around the bear was carved out. A channel was cut to be used for the bead inlay. The gourd was then dyed with various ink dyes which are heat set, and acrylic paints to add accents. The embossing crystals were added and heat set to create the copper embellishments. The interior and exterior were both finished with a protective sealer to enhance the beauty for years to come.

“Bear Spirit” would be a perfect accent to your Southwestern Décor. The bear spirit is the guardian of the West. The bear is associated with great strength, power, healing and self-knowledge. He is the great protector, and a powerful healing spirit. This gourd vase will bring with it these attributes and enhance your life and home with positive purpose.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Dried gourd, ink dyes, acrylic paints, copper embossing

Size: 7" tall x 5.5" wide

Pattern: Southwest design

Color: Copper

Style: Southwest icon

Theme: SW Bear motif

Material: Dried decorated gourd

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United States
First Item: $ 10.00
Additional Items: $ 5.00



Jewelry - Jewelry is packaged in little colored organza drawstring bags, which are then folded into tissue, tied with raffia and shipped in a bubble mailer.

Gourd Art - Gourd art pieces are wrapped in tissue and surrounded with bubble wrap for maximum stability. They are shipped in sturdy boxes to your destination.


Currently I am accepting PayPal, Amazon Payments and personal checks.

Please make your payment within 48 hours or the sale will be canceled and relisted. If you encounter problems in the payment process, please notify me. No shipments occur until payment has been received.


I ship Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, as soon as possible after payment has been received--usually within 24 - 48 hours. Please note: shipping costs reflect shipping and handling charges combined.

Jewelry is shipped USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation.

Gourd art is shipped USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.

I am currently shipping within the United States. Please contact me if you have other requirements.

~~Combined shipping~~

With multiple cart items, the highest shipping cost applies to the order.

Jewelry - Holiday orders - jewelry ships free.

Gourd art - Each decorative gourd ships individually. Jewelry shipped in the box with the gourd ships for free.


If items are damaged or you are not completely satisfied, please contact me and I will issue a return form for you to complete.

Item(s) must be returned in their original condition with accompanying paperwork and packaging within 2 weeks of delivery at your expense.

I will replace damaged items, issue a store credit, or refund your original purchase price (less the cost of shipping) under normal circumstances.


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