Mighty Mini Bead Loom

Mighty Mini Ojibwa Loom - wooden

Ojibwa Wood Bead Loom – Mighty Mini

Customers love our Mighty Mini Bead Loom.  It features the same construction as our Ojibwa Bead Loom but smaller.  Sturdy hardwood construction makes it easy to use and sturdy enough to move around!

Our Mighty Mini Bead Loom accommodates beadwork projects up to 2″ x 24″.  The compact size makes it ideal for headbands and bracelets. You will find it easy to transport at only 12″ long.

Our mini Bead Loom comes with with loom beadwork instructions and graph paper.

We also sell this loom as part of our Mighty Mini Bead Loom Deluxe Kit, complete with beads, needles, thread and more!

How to use a Bead Loom –  Click Here!

Ojibwa Bead Loom

Ojibwa Beading Loom - wooden

Wood Frame Bead Loom

The Ojibwa Bead Loom is the most popular, rugged loom on the market. Real wood construction makes it sturdy and easy to use. We developed this loom based on traditional looms used by Native Americans.

This loom accommodates beadwork up to 5″ wide and 40″ long. It comes with 18″ long dowels.  You can move the beaded strip around the ends of the loom for longer pieces.  You can also add longer dowels for even larger projects.

This Bead Loom comes with directions on how to do loom beadwork, and graph paper too!

How to use our Ojibwa Bead Loom Click Here!

We also sell our Ojibwa Loom as part of our Master Beadwork Kit.  The kit includes Seed Beads, Thread, Needles and more!

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Bead Weaving with a Bead Loom

Bead Loom

Bead Weaving with a Bead Loom

Use our Ojibwa Bead Loom or our Mighty Mini Bead Loom to create strips of beadwork. After you finish your beaded strip you can use them as straps, belts, and bracelets. You can also attach beaded loom strips to other items like shirts, leggins, moccasins, and bags. Bead weaving on a loom is easy to learn to do and can be done with a variety of beads including Seed Beads, Pony Beads, and Wampum Beads.

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Mighty Mini Bead Loom Deluxe

Mighty Mini Bead Loom Deluxe

Bead Loom Kit with Mini Bead Loom

Customers love our Mighty Mini Bead Loom Deluxe Kit!  It makes the perfect kit for you to use to start doing loomwork. Our Mighty Mini Bead Loom accommodates beadwork projects up to 2″ x 24″.

Its sturdy hardwood construction makes it ideal for headbands and bracelets. And you will love the compact size!

The Mighty Mini Bead Loom Deluxe kit includes our Mighty Mini Bead Loom, our updated American Indian Beadwork Designs booklet, a bobbin of Weft Thread, vial of  Beading Needles, 3 sheets of bead graph paper, 1 hank white 10/0 beads, 10 vials of assorted color beads, beeswax, 1 spool of warp thread and illustrated instructions.

Watch our YouTube Video where Chris shows you how to Put Your Beadwork Loom together!

Then, Watch our Video below!

Read our article about bead looms: Bead Looms History and Usage

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Master Beadwork Kit – Ojibwa Loom

Master Beadwork Kit

Ojibwa Loom Beadwork Kit

Our Master Beadwork Kit is a great way to practice loomwork. The Master Beadwork Kit contains our exclusive Ojibwa Loom, our updated American Indian Beadwork Designs booklet, a bobbin of weft thread, vial of  Beading Needles, loomwork instructions, 3 sheets of bead graph paper, 1 hank white 10/0 beads, 10 vials of assorted color 10/0 beads, Beeswax and 1 spool of warp thread.  The Ojibwa Loom has dowels that are 18″ long and can accommodate projects up to 40″ long. You can add longer dowels for larger projects!

We also offer a Deluxe Mighty Mini Beadwork Kit using our Mighty Mini Beadloom.  The Mighty Mini Beadloom is perfect for smaller projects like bracelets and straps.

Watch Chris Bullock’s video demonstrating how to use our Beadlooms!

Knife Sheath – Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded – 25% Off!

Knife Sheath - Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Knife Sheath – Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Our Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded Knife Sheath features bright colored designs and beaded fringe! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Knife Sheath in a 19th century Great Lakes style. The Old color beads add fantastic, colorful detail. He added edge beading to the top and one side in Royal Blue Seed Beads. Additionally, he added Clear Yellow Seed Bead trim.

Andy lined the Knife Sheath with Strap Leather.  He created the strap from an old Wool Blanket. He trimmed the strap with Blue Ribbon and White Seed Beads.

The Knife Sheath measures 14″ long x 3″ wide. The beaded fringe with Red Wool Tassels measure 4″ long.  The Wool Strap measures 23″ long x 1″ wide.

This Loom Beaded Knife Sheath will make a  great Native American Regalia accessory. You will also find it a perfect addition to your Native American Beadwork collection!

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Bead Looms – History and Usage

Andy Bullock Loomwork

Bead Looms & Beadwork History

Native American beadwork, like quill work before it, is a decorative art form.   Almost as soon as seed beads were available, native women invented two techniques for using them: loom beading and applique embroidery. Those two techniques are still in use today. Loom-beading and a form of single-needle weaving (peyote beading) are not adaptations of techniques known to European or other cultures –  they are native inventions. Continue reading Bead Looms – History and Usage

Imported Loomwork Leggin Strips 3 Inch #12-#14 – 50% Off!

Imported Loomwork 3 Inch #12-#14

Imported Loomwork 3 Inch #12-#15

When you need 3″ Wide Beaded Loomwork, try these Imported Loomwork strips!  Each of these designs measures 3″ wide.  These designs include 20″ x 3″ Loomwork sometimes called ‘candy wrappers’.  You will find them an inexpensive option to doing your own beadwork!  The ends of the strips come taped.  Try them for Leggin Strips.

Colors may vary from the photos. We will try to match colors when you order more than one of a design.

These Styles and sizes are old stock and hard to find! We have Limited Quantities of each style and when they are gone, they are gone!  Shop Today!

Use the pull down box to see a close up of the design and quantity available.

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Imported Loomwork Leggin Strips 3 Inch #10 – #11 – 50% Off!

Imported Loomwork 3 Inch

Imported Loomwork 3 Inch

When you need 3″ Wide Beaded Loomwork, try these Loomwork strips!  Each of these designs measures 3″ wide with a choice of 3 lengths.  You will find them an inexpensive option to doing your own beadwork!  The ends of the strips come taped.  Try them for Leggin Strips!

Colors may vary from the photos. We will try to match colors when you order more than one of a design.

These Styles and sizes are old stock and hard to find! We have Limited Quantities of each style and when they are gone, they are gone!  Shop Today!

Use the pull down box to see a close up of the design and quantity available.

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Loom Warp Thread

Loom Warp Thread

Loom Warp Thread

Loom Warp Thread is a heavy duty cotton thread.  We sell it in White and Black.

You will find this heavy duty cotton thread perfect for stringing up your Beadloom. Additionally, you can  use it to tie Porcupine Roaches.  You will find it the best choice for projects where you require a natural cotton thread.

Each spool comes with 50 yards of thread.

$2.00 each or Buy 6 or more of one color for $1.75 each.

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Imported Loomwork – Select Styles 50% Off!

Imported Loomwork

Imported Loomwork

We offer handmade, imported Beadwork in patterns and color combinations to enhance your outfit. You will find them an inexpensive option to doing your own beadwork!  The ends of beadwork come bound.

Available in 10″ strips that are 1.25″ wide in seven designs.

We have acquired a large selection of older stock of some of our Imported Loomwork styles. You will find sizes that you cannot get elsewhere.   Try the 32″ long pieces for Leggin Strips.

Use the pull down menus to see available sizes and quantities.  Hurry while they last!!

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Beading Kit

Beading Kit

Beading Kit for Bead Looms

Our Beading Kit is just what you need when you already have a loom! This kit includes our updated American Indian Beadwork Designs booklet, a bobbin of weft thread, vial of  Beading Needles, 1 hank white 10/0 beads, 10 vials of assorted color 10/0 beads, Beeswax and 1 spool of warp thread.  This kit provides you with supplies to start a new project or complete one you have already started.

You can also use these supplies to do other types of beadwork, like Peyote Stitch, Rosettes and more!

We also offer a Deluxe Mighty Mini Beadwork Kit using our Mighty Mini Beadloom.  The Mighty Mini Beadloom is perfect for smaller projects like bracelets and straps.

Click here to read more about Bead Looms and to see Chris Bullock’s video demonstrating how to use our Beadlooms!

Watch our how to make Beaded Rosettes Video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6DTvki18Ag&t=372s

3 Row Wampum Bead Bracelet Kit

3 Row Wampum Bead Bracelet Kit

Kit to make a 3 row Wampum Bead Bracelet

Our exclusive 3 Row Wampum Bead Bracelet Kit includes all the materials you need to make a single three row Glass Wampum Bead Bracelet. It will perfectly complement your Eastern Woodlands Regalia. This Kit includes pattern options for the bracelet, or you can design your own!

This Kit comes with  1 oz. each of Glass Wampum Beads in Cobalt Blue and White. You also get our own hand cut Deerskin Leather Wampum Warp Lace, a bobbin of NYMO Warp Thread, Needles, Glass Crow Beads and Illustrated Instructions. All you supply is a pair of scissors and a Bead Loom.

You will find more supplies at The Wandering Bull, LLC to make more Wampum Bead jewelry. We offer our Mighty Mini Bead Loom, Wampum Warp Lace, and Beading Needles. You can buy Wampum Beads in Glass, Clay and Real Quahog Wampum.

Click here to read more about using Bead Looms and watch our YouTube Video on How to Use a Bead Loom

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Wampum Belt Seed Bead Human Figures

Wampum Belt Seed Bead Human Figures

Seed Bead Wampum Belt with Human Figures

This Wampum Belt Seed Bead Human Figures is made with Seed Beads rather than Wampum Beads.  The crafter used glass Seed Beads in Black and White to create the design which features two human figures connected by a black line.  One figure has white beads in the center.  The crafter wove the belt on string.

This handmade glass bead Wampum Belt measures about 24 inches long x just over 2 inches wide. The string fringe measures about 8 inches long. We got this belt from a collection.  You will see dirt smudges on it and a loose section of beads at one end.   You can use this Wampum Belt Seed Bead Human Figures as a strap, a beaded strip for clothing or accessories or add it to you beadwork collection.   One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status.

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American Indian Beadwork Designs

American Indian Beadwork Designs

American Indian Beadwork Designs

The New, Updated American Indian Beadwork Designs book is here! Our own  booklet describes several beadwork techniques that you can use.  We have included original artwork from the Plume booklet that we sold for many years. But we have updated the instructions and we have added color photographs.

In this booklet, you will find patterns for Loomwork designs as well as an overview of how to use a Beadloom. Following that come diagrams and instructions for making Beaded Rosettes and Peyote Stitch.  We have also included brief instructions for Lazy Stitch and Two Needle Applique.

We will include a copy of this booklet when you purchase our Master Beadwork Kit or our Mighty Mini Bead Loom Deluxe Kit.

But we offer it as a booklet on its own for anyone who is interested in beadwork crafts.

Softcover. 12 pgs.  A Wandering Bull Exclusive!

Learn how to bead on our youtube channel 

For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on the Main Types of Sewn Beadwork HERE!

 

Wampum Belt Seed Bead Green

Wampum Belt Seed Bead Green

Green Seed Bead Wampum Belt

The crafter made this Wampum Belt Seed Bead Green with Seed Beads instead of Wampum Beads. The crafter used glass Seed Beads in Green and White to create a repeating chevron design.  He wove the belt on string.

This handmade glass bead Wampum Belt measures about 27 inches long x just over 2 inches wide. The string fringe measures about 7 inches long. We got this belt from a collection.  You will see dirt smudges on it and several missing beads at one end.   You can use this Wampum Belt Seed Bead Green as a strap, a beaded strip for clothing or accessories or add it to you beadwork collection.   One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status.

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Wampum Belt Seed Bead Red

Wampum Belt Seed Bead Red

Seed Bead Wampum Belt with Red Stripe design

This Wampum Belt Seed Bead Red is made with Seed Beads rather than Wampum Beads. The crafter used glass Seed Beads in Red and White to create a diagonal stripe design.  He wove the belt on string.

This handmade glass bead Wampum Belt measures 13.5 inches long x 3 inches wide. The string fringe measures about 8 inches long.  You can use this Wampum Belt Seed Bead Red as a beaded strip for clothing or accessories or add it to you beadwork collection.   One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status.

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Wampum Belt Seed Bead Diamond

Wampum Belt Seed Bead Diamond

Seed Bead Wampum Belt with Diamond design

The crafter made this Wampum Belt Seed Bead Diamond with Seed Beads rather than Wampum Beads. The crafter used glass Seed Beads in Black and White to create a repeating diamond design.  He wove the belt on string.

This handmade glass bead Wampum Belt measures 25.5 inches long x 2.25 inches wide. The string fringe measures about 8 inches long.  You can use this Wampum Belt Seed Bead Diamond as a strap, a beaded strip for clothing or accessories or add it to you beadwork collection.   One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status.

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North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

By Pamela Stanley-Millner.  64 pgs. Softcover.

This pattern book contains black & white charts for loom beading and applique beadwork. The patterns reflect designs found on actual items located in museums and collections. You can use these charts to create beadwork for Belts, Sashes, Necklaces and other accessories.

You will find designs from Native American groups like the Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, Arapaho and more! The book also contains basic instructions for doing loom beading and applique.

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Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet on the Main Types of Sewn Beadwork!

ISBN 9780486288352

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Reproduction Bovis Seed Beads

Reproduction Bovis Seed Beads

Bovis Seed Beads Reproduction Colors

These Reproduction Bovis Seed Beads have been made to match those old colors which are no longer available. The factory that manufactured these beads closed many years ago.  Therefore, we have limited quantities of these beads available. Though not all colors are available in all sizes.  These beads will appeal especially to crafters who are working on reproduction beadwork projects.

Our Pony Trader Blue is an Opaque bead, not Translucent as it was traditionally. So this may be significant for reproduction projects.

Choose the Bead size you want, and the available colors will show in the Reproduction Bead Color box.

We sell our Reproduction Seed Beads in 1 ounce bags.  The Wandering Bull, LLC offers everything you need to start beading!  You can buy Thread, Needles, Beeswax, Needle Threaders, Warp Thread,  Beading Thread and Bead Looms.   The Wandering Bull, LLC offers customers a selection of beading books, too.

You can also shop for Reproduction Pony Beads!  Don’t forget Needles!

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Greasy Yellow is SOLD OUT.

American Indian Beadwork

American Indian Beadwork

American Indian Beadwork

By W. Ben Hunt and J.F. Buck Burshears. 63 pgs. Softcover.

This classic guidebook includes detailed directions for various beading stitches. You will also find instructions for making 3 types of looms.

The color plates illustrate many different designs.

Beaded items are shown in black and white photos.

Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet Main Types of Sewn Beadwork.

Watch our YouTube Video How to Use a Bead Loom!

ISBN 0684829444

Tile Beads Antique Frosted

Tile Beads Antique Frosted

Antique Frosted White Tile Beads

Try these white Tile Beads Antique Frosted on your next jewelry or loom work project.  These 4 mm long beads are comparable in size to our Glass Reproduction Wampum Beads.  We have these beads available in limited quantities.  Make sure to buy enough for your you whole project!  We are selling these beads in four ounce packages.

Limited Quantities!

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Don’t forget Needles

Read our article Beads Used by Native American Crafters

10/0 Tri-Cut Bronze Seed Beads

10/0 Tri-Cut Bronze Seed Beads

Bronze Color Vintage 10/0 Tri-Cut Seed Beads

Sparkling vintage 10/0 Tri-Cut Bronze Seed Beads will provide a unique look to your projects.    These beads are old stock so you won’t find them anywhere else.  Their size is between a 10/0 Bead and an 11/0 Bead.  They work work well with either of those sizes.  They will add sparkle and interest to rosettes, loomwork, jewelry and more!  We are selling these by the hank. Each hank weighs approximately 0.935 ounces and comes with nine 16 inch long loops.   We have limited quantities of these beautiful beads, so get yours today!

Limited Quantities!

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Knife Sheath – Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel

Knife Sheath - Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel

Beaded Panel Knife Sheath

You will delight in this Braintanned Leather Knife Sheath! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this sheath from Braintanned Deerskin Leather. It features a loomwork panel with a geometric design that uses Greasy Yellow, Green, Clear Red and Clear Blue Seed Beads on the front. Andy edged the sheath with Maroon ribbon and White Seed Beads.   Strands of  White and Navy Blue Pony Beads serve as fringe. Red wool tufts finish this piece.  You will love the superb craftsmanship evident in this piece.

The beaded knife sheath serves both functional and artistic purposes. Functionally, the sheath protects the knife blade from damage and provides a secure and convenient way to carry and store the knife. Artistically, the intricate beadwork showcases the skill and creativity of the maker and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters typically create beaded knife sheaths using small beads, often made of glass, bone, or metal. They weave or sew these onto a base material, such as Deerskin leather or fabric.  This Knife Sheath measures 9.5″ long x 3″ wide.  One of a Kind!

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Watch our YouTube Video How to Make a Reproduction Knife Sheath

Wampum Beads – Glass Trade Reproduction Colors

Wampum Beads - Glass Trade Reproduction Colors

Wampum Beads – Glass Trade Reproduction Colors

Reproduction Glass Trade Wampum Beads allow you to add a rainbow of colors to your loomwork and jewelry!  Get ready to make some colorful Glass Wampum Straps and Wampum Belts, earrings, even chokers!

These Reproduction Glass Trade Wampum Beads vary in size! They can measure just about 4 mm long and 4 mm in diameter to 4 mm x 3 mm  so you can get a lot of detail into a smaller space!  They come with a matte finish except for Black and Transparent Cobalt Blue.

Note black vary in size some are 3mm x 3mm.

Choose from:

  • Dark Green
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Trans Cobalt Blue
  • Dark Red
  • Greasy Yellow
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • White

Available in 1 ounce and 1/2 kilo (17.5 ounces) packages.  Approx. 400 beads per ounce.

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Bead Graph Paper

Bead Graph Paper

Bead Graph Paper

Use our Bead Graph Paper to chart your beadwork designs! Our unique Graph Paper comes with actual bead shaped spaces so you get a more accurate depiction of your design! You will find this Bead Graph Paper perfect for charting your loomwork or lazy stitch designs.

Use colored pencils to create your own designs and see how they look before putting needle to bead!

We sell our Graph Paper in packages of 12 or 100 sheets.

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Beaded Child’s Robe Reproduction

Beaded Child's Robe Reproduction

Beaded Child’s Robe Reproduction

Exquisite! This One of a Kind Beaded Child’s Robe will become a treasured heirloom! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Reproduction Child’s Robe on White Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  He used a whole Deerhide and kept its original shape.

Andy used Lazy Stitch to apply a variety of bead colors including Pony Trader Blue, Cheyenne Pink, Cobalt Blue, French Transparent Dark Pink, Greasy Yellow, Transparent Green and White Seed Beads. He added Deer Dew Claw Drops threaded with Braintanned Deerskin Leather. To these he added Blue Crow Beads and broken antique Feather Beads.

This Robe is unsmoked Braintanned Leather. You will have Rawhide if it becomes wet.  The back shows discoloration because the leather is not smoked. But you will not see threads from the beadwork because Andy does such fabulous work.

This robe measures 42″ at the widest point and 44″ at the longest point. The beaded design measures 24″ x 19″.

One of a Kind!

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Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

By Scott Sutton. Softcover. 96 pgs.

This profusely illustrated book will help the beginner beader learn the basics and will give the more experienced craftperson little tricks that may make their beadwork even better! Provides instruction for loomwork, applique, peyote, and lazy stitch to decorate clothing, belt buckles, barrettes and more.

Color photographs.

Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet on the Main Types of Sewn Beadwork HERE!

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Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay

Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay

Reproduction Clay Wampum Belt

This Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay features square and checkered designs. The crafter used reproduction clay wampum beads in white and purple to create the belt.  He wrapped the outside edges with red twine.  Then he created yarn tabs for each end.  At one end, he attached 1 inch Bone Hairpipe and at the other blue Crow Beads.  Braided yarn serves as ties.  You will see that a couple of purple Wampum Beads have broken and are missing (last photo).  The crafter wrapped one open space with red twine.

This Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay measures 33 inches long x 2.25 inches wide. The beaded section measures about 31 inches long.  The ties measure about 14 inches on one side and 9 inches on the other.   Because of the fragility of the clay beads, we recommend purchasing this belt for display only.  One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status. Wampum Belts were used as straps for bags or worn as sashes.

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Wampum Belt 5 Row Diamond Design

Wampum Belt 5 Row Diamond Design

5 Row Wampum Belt with Diamond design

This Wampum Belt 5 Row Diamond Design features a repeating diamond design. The crafter used glass Wampum Beads in White and Cobalt Blue and Braintanned Deerskin Leather lacing to create the belt.

This handmade glass bead Wampum Belt measures 25.5 inches long x 2.5 inches wide. The fringe measures about 5.5 inches long.     One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status. You can wear a Wampum Belt as a strap for a bag or  as a sash.

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Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620

Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620

6 Row Wampum Belt with 1620 Wigwam design

This Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620 features a wigwam and cross designs. The crafter used glass Wampum Beads in White and Cobalt Blue and Braintanned Deerskin Leather lacing to create the belt.   The design was inspired by the arrival of the first Christians at Plymouth Rock in 1620.  The image in the center is a wigwam.

This Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620 measures 27 inches long x 3 inches wide. The fringe measures about 4 inches on one side and 3 inches on the other.     One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status. You can wear a Wampum Belt as a strap for a bag or  as a sash.

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Wampum Belt 6 Row Purple

Wampum Belt 6 Row Purple

6 Row Purple Glass Wampum Belt

This Wampum Belt 6 Row Purple features a repeating diamond design. Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this gorgeous 6 row Purple Wampum Belt exclusively for us! He added a simple diagonal design with Ivory and Transparent Purple Glass Reproduction Wampum beads.

This handmade glass bead Belt measures approximately 32 inches long x 2.75 inches wide. The fringe measures about 11 inches long.     One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status. You can wear a Wampum Belt as a strap for a bag or as a sash.

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Wampum Warp Lace

Wampum Warp Lace

Wampum Warp Lace

We hand cut our Wampum Warp Lace right here in the shop.  This soft Deerskin Leather Lacing makes perfect warp lace for loom weaving. You will find it ideal for making wampum bracelets and belts. You can achieve a very traditional look with this hand cut leather lacing.

Because this product is hand cut, the lengths may not be one continuous piece. But we try to minimize breaks.

Our Warp Lace measures approx. 1/8″ wide. You can purchase it in 10 yard and 25 yard pieces. The colors will vary.  Please let us know if you need more than one length for your project so we can try to send you similar colors.

Want to try cutting your own Deerskin Leather Lacing?  Shop for Deerskin Leather and our Leather Lace Maker Tool!

Big Eye – Easy Thread Needle

Big Eye - Easy Thread Needle

Big Eye – Easy Thread Needle

You will find the Big Eye – Easy Thread Needle perfect for loomwork and bead stringing projects. The entire wire opens in the center to string your thread.  No more squinting to find a tiny needle eye!  You may need another needle or your fingernail to open the center.

The length makes it easier to work the needle through wide loomwork.

We offer 2 lengths:

  • 2 1/8″ long
  • 5″ long

Priced at $0.95 each. Buy 10 or more of one size for $0.79 each!

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Knife Sheath Quilled Panel

Knife Sheath Quilled Panel

Wool Knife Sheath with Quillwork Panel

You will adore this Knife Sheath Quilled Panel! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this sheath from Red Wool and calico fabric. It features a multicolor loomed Quillwork panel with a geometric design at the top of the opening on the front. Andy edged the sheath with Navy Blue ribbon and Pony Trader Blue Seed Beads.   Strands of  White, Navy Blue, Transparent Pink and Greasy Yellow Seed Beads hang as fringe with tufts of Green wool yarn.  Below the fringe you will see Andy beaded geometric designs in Greasy Yellow, White, Cheyenne Pink, Crow Pale Blue, Cobalt Blue and Pony Trader Blue Seed Beads.

Then he created a floral design at the top of the sheath with Blue, Maize, Cheyenne Pink and Transparent Green Seed Beads.  Strands of Trade Beads with Red wool tufts hang from each side and the bottom of the piece.  Andy covered the back with calico fabric.  You will love the superb craftsmanship evident in this piece.  One of a Kind!

The beaded knife sheath serves both functional and artistic purposes. Functionally, the sheath protects the knife blade from damage and provides a secure and convenient way to carry and store the knife. Artistically, the intricate beadwork and quillwork showcase the skill and creativity of the artis and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters typically create beaded knife sheaths using small beads, often made of glass, bone, or metal. They weave or sew these onto a base material, such as Deerskin leather or fabric.

This Knife Sheath Quilled Panel measures 11.5 inches long not including the bottom tassel.  It measures just about 5 inches wide.  One of a Kind!

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Craftwork Techniques of the Native Americans

Craftwork Techniques

Craftwork Techniques of the Native Americans

By Scott Sutton. 116 pgs. Softcover.

Guidebook provides instructions for making Beadwork projects including beaded Rosettes, Belt Buckles, Fan handles and more!  It features Loomwork, Lazy Stitch and flat Peyote Stitch techniques.

Color photographs, Black & White illustrations.

ISBN 9781929572298

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Finger Weaving Kit

Finger Weaving Kit

Finger Weaving Kit Lightning Design

This Finger Weaving Kit allows you to make a single 18 inch long weaving with braided ends. Each kit comes with cotton/wool blend yarn in two colors, twine, weaving sticks and illustrated instructions.  So, follow the directions to learn how to create a single  finger woven piece in the Lightning design.

Finger weaving is a form of weaving that does not use a loom.  Native American crafters use finger wearing to create belts, sashes and straps.  They use a variety of designs and techniques to produce colorful and practical items.  Sometimes they add beads to their designs.

The Kit to make a single weaving includes:

  • Cotton/wool blend Yarn
  • Weaving Sticks
  • Twine
  • Fully Illustrated Instruction Booklet

You will also need: scissors, a ruler or tape measure, a large clip and something to secure your weaving (chair, clipboard, or tape).

We recommend this Finger Weaving Kit for ages 12 +.  Adult assistance may be needed to help children with this kit.

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The Wandering Bull, LLC offers Kits for everyone! You will find everything from Beginner Accessories Kits to Native American Regalia.

Watch our You Tube Video Collection of Garters and Sashes to see examples of Finger Woven items.

 

Belt Buckle Blanks – Metal

Assorted metal belt buckle sizes and shapes.

Belt Buckles Metal Blanks

Our metal Belt Buckle Blanks are the perfect foundation for your belt buckle project. Bead on leather, or attach loomwork to leather and sew onto these blanks.

Metal Belt Buckle Blanks are available in sizes to fit most belt blanks.

These blanks are made out of a hard base metal (which varies) that is not suitable for engraving. They are close to flat, but not quite. Select oval or rectangular.

Quantity Discounts available when you buy 4 or more of one size!

  • Small Oval 3.25″ x 2.25″  with 1 5/8″ belt loop in back
  • Small Rectangle 3.25″ x 2″ with 1 5/8″ belt loop in back
  • Large Oval 4.5″ x 3″ with a 1.75″ belt loop in back
  • Large Rectangle 4″ x 2.75″  with a  1.75″ belt loop in back
  • Mini rectangle measures 2″ x 1.25″  with a 1″ belt loop in back
  • Mini oval measures 2.25″ x 1.5″  with 1″ belt loop in back

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