*Looks critically at blog* well, I guess it hasn't really grown all that much. But I certainly feel like I've been blogging forever.
The choker itself is rather neat. I've always been partial to Native American stuff (my beading technique, dream catchers...if only they had dragons, alas), so it was fun this time to make something that unrepentantly reflected their color choices, and suggested at their patterns.
On the other hand, I now feel like a hack for doing it, since I know you're not really supposed to mimic Native American crafts and such if you're not of such descent yourself. I'm a bit hazy on the why details, and It always seems a bit odd because certainly no one in Europe cares if I steal their images (Eastern cultures might mind a bit, but I've never really heard it mentioned). But I realize it's just a cultural difference, and that it should be respected even if it doesn't make total sense to me.
So I do my best to respect that, and I try to only steal images and ideas that people won't get upset at me for (I'm rather far down the list for dream catcher abuse, for example), and then I have this choker out on Etsy, and it makes me feel like a disrespectful culture thief, when I've never meant to be.
Hopefully someday someone will buy it, and I won't have to feel bad any longer.