Plains Style Breastplate
The Hairpipe Breastplate was invented by the Comanche in the 1850s and adopted by many other tribes of the Great Plains. The term “Hairpipe” is used to describe the long, slim, hollow beads made from animal bone that are used to make Breastplates.
How to make a Plains Style Breastplate – 36 rows long:
You can make a longer Breastplate by using more Hairpipe and longer Breastplate strips
- 4 36 Hole Breastplate Strips
- 70 4” Hairpipe (Plastic or Bone)
- 11 Yards Imitation Sinew
- 72” Deerskin Leather Lacing
- Deerskin Leather for Fringe
- 216 Glass Crow Beads
- 36 Glass Crow Beads in a contrasting color
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It’s Easy to Make your own Chicken Dance Bells!
Use the Chicken Dance Bell Kit Instructions by The Wandering Bull Native American Trading Post to made your own Chicken Dance Bells. Chicken Dance Bells are long enough to extend from the waist to the ankle. They are tied in three places, at the ankle, just above the knee and to a belt at the waist. The Wandering Bull Trading Post has everything you need to make your own Chicken Dance Bells. Use the suggested supplies here, or customize your Chicken Dance Bells with your preferred supplies.
To make Chicken Dance Bells, you will need:
- 2 Pieces of Cowhide Strap Leather (36″ x 1″)
- 28 1.25″ Sleigh Bells
- 2 Pieces of Deerskin Leather Lacing 6′ long
- 8 Yards of Coated Wire
- Leather Hole Punch or Leather Awl
You will find most of these supplies along with the following Chicken Bell Dance Kit Instructions in our Chicken Bell Dance Kit!
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Make your own Peyote Stitch Key Ring
The Wandering Bull Native American Trading Shop instructions will show you how to make a Peyote Stitch Key Ring. You can also use these instructions to decorate fan handles, pens, awl cases, dance sticks and more with Peyote Stitch!
You will need:
- Seed beads
- Beading needles
- NYMO Beading Thread
- Key ring components (dowel, leather, glue, bull clip, screw eye & key ring)
Or you can start with our Peyote Stitch Beadwork Kit our kit includes everything you need.
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