Friday, September 28, 2012

Alamogordo Running Indian Travel Center

Bowlin's Running Indian Store is located on US 70 4 miles north of Alamogordo, New Mexico. At the Running Indian Store, you can browse through the tremendous selection of merchandise offered at all our Bowlin store locations, including fireworks, Native American Handcrafted Jewelry, Mexican Imported Pottery, and many souvenir items.

After you visit our store, enjoy a tour of White Sands National Monument just 15 miles west of Alamogordo. You can also visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History or one of the many other wonderful attractions in this area of New Mexico. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spiny Oyster Shell

Deep purple Spiny Oyster Shell
Spiny Oyster Shell, also known as Spondylus Brodnip Princess, can be found in Baja, California and Mexico. The name Spondylus is a Latin word that means "spines on back." Brodnip was the name of the scientist who traveled with the explorer Cortez when they explored Baja, California. The name Princess was given to the shell when Cortez presented his marine discoveries to the King of Spain. The king's daughter loved the shell; thus, it was named after her.

This stone began to be exported for jewelry making in the Southwest in 1976 before Coral became available.  Spiny Oyster Shell comes in 3 main colors: red, orange, and purple. Sometimes you can also find it in white and yellow, but this is more rare.

Spiny Oyster Shell is said to carry the gentle, peaceful healing energy of the sea. It relaxes and soothes emotions, sensitivities, and stress.

Head to our online store at to view more pieces that feature Spiny Oyster Shell.