Wolf Willow - The Metis Rosary Bush

"Chalef Argent" / "Chalef Changent" (Wolf Willow in the Michif Language)

Course Content: Silverberries or wolf-willow berries are traditionally used to make beautiful natural rosaries by Metis people of the Canadian Prairies. These sweet, sparkly berries decorate clothing, jewelry, regalia and religious items. Powerful medicine is made from this lovely silvery tree. We even make a traditional dessert from the nutritious berries!

Following along with the video series, you will learn to prepare the berries from scratch to make beads, medicinal tea and silverberry fudge. You can then make your own rosary, prayer beads or necklace. A video profile describes where to find wolf willow and how the Metis use this plant for healing.

Participants receive: a package of silverberries & jewelry making supplies via mail. Downloadable recipes & wolf willow monograph list the many food and medicine benefits of this culturally significant prairie plant.

Color & Style Choices:Please indicate your color preference and cross-piece style when ordering, or send us an email at kalyn@kodiakherbal.com . Bead color choices: Red, Pearl, Light Blue, Dark Blue, or Purple crystal. Cross pieces: traditional cross shape, OR non-denominational tree shape. Default colors for orders with no color requests will be pearl beads and a traditional cross-shaped piece.

This online video workshop is appropriate for all ages. Youth may require the supervision of an adult to process the berries and pierce the beads. Shipping of supplies is free within Canada. Please include your shipping address in the checkout area or email Kalyn@KodiakHerbal.com for more information/instructions.

Please Note: The next harvest of Wolf Willow berries is now available! You will receive a Canada Post tracking number via email once your package is mailed. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your order to be processed.