My Apache plume design is laser-etched on a 1.5" wood oval and strung on Egyptian cotton cord.
My little laser is cute, but unpredictable. I never know exactly how dark the design will burn, so each is totally unique. I then hand-paint each one.
Check out my earrings, too. Search "laser."
Apache plume is desert beautiful and desert tough. It is my favorite shrub because it's delicate white flowers and silky rose-colored seed head make it look like it has two kinds of blooms at the same time.
Apache plume leaves can be steeped in water and used for washing hair and making it grow.
I also read that the thinner branches were used a as brooms and the straightest branches were used to make arrows.