Featured Afternoon Artist~ Annie Howes

In the spirit of Handmade and my Native American Heritage I would like to introduce to you my Featured Afternoon Artist..
Annie Howes

I met her at Etsy and love her personality and friendliness.. and then I went to her shop and truly fell in love.

Native American Pendant-Wedding Prayer


on the reverse..


Isn’t it beautiful? A wonderful Native American Gift, Trust me! I’m a Cherokee Woman and during my wedding my mother read a similar prayer. ( it brought the house down!)

From Annie’s description..

Native American Pendant-Wedding Prayer

This romantic pendant measures 1″ x 3″ and portrays a Native American bride and groom on the front. The couple are Francis Schlall (Paiute) and Princess Elizabeth Badroads (Umatilla), both 19 in 1929 when this photograph was taken. They were married in Burns, Harney County, Oregon. The pendant is also embellished with the ceremonial wedding pattern typically found in Native American art.

The reverse side of the pendant features one of several Native American Wedding Prayers. The wedding pattern is repeated and an image of a gold feather charm adorns the back.

The standard Native American Wedding Prayer on the back reads:

“Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be
shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be
warmth to the other.

Now you will feel no more loneliness,
For each of you will be
a constant companion to the other.”

All of our pendants are created with a silver ring through which a ribbon is strung and will be shipped with an organza pouch. This item is embellished with turquoise and a pewter feather charm. These photographs represent the actual item. This item is lead-free and has a silver tone finish.

This text is customizable and you are invited to provide your own text for the reverse side of the pendant. Choose the standard wedding prayer, or create your own personal message for the reverse side. Please contact us if you wish to have a personalized pendant and we will do what we can to accommodate your wishes. If you wish to have customized text we will recreate the pendant shown for you.


Annie Howes has been a designer for over 15 years working in a variety of creative industries. Her first stint at design was working for a small stained glass company in downtown Lafayette, Indiana at the age of 14 where she was entrusted with her very first soldering iron. Through the course of her career she has served in the United States Navy, has designed for advertising agencies abroad, and was an in-house designer for a CLC Licensed screen printer. In addition, she has spent many years producing work as a freelance designer. To date her most inspiring position has been creating beautiful custom books and designs for Jenni Bick Bookbinding.

Annie Howes has recently relocated from the island of Martha’s Vineyard to the verdant rolling hills of central Kentucky. She can be reached in her studio most days where she continues to expand upon the creative possibilities of her personalized photo keepsakes.



Isn’t it amazing the wonderful talent on Etsy? I’m humbled daily by the beauty that is handmade right here in the United States.

Shop Handmade, Shop Etsy, Support your local Artist.
Thanks again for reading,
Renita~vintagemomcreations~aka. Denver’s Girl


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Joy
    Dec 03, 2007 @ 22:12:09

    Ooo i LOVE this but am upset that it’s gone now! I wanted to get it for Jen!


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