Mini Solid Brass Beads

Mini Solid Brass Beads
Mini Solid Brass Beads

Try these fine Solid Brass Beads on your next project! Mini Solid Brass Beads measure about 3/16″ in diameter (6 mm) and just over 1/8″ wide (4 mm). The hole is wide at 3 mm in diameter.

These beads are heavy for their size. They look great on Chokers, Breastplates, Bandoleers and more.

We sell them in quantities of 100 or 1000 beads.

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Shiny Solid Brass Beads

Shiny Solid Brass Beads
Shiny Solid Brass Beads

Solid Brass Beads are extra shiny, heavy brass. They cost a little more, but have the shine that discerning crafters are looking for. These beads measure approx. 5/16″ diameter (8 mm long x 7 mm across the holes with a 3 mm hole).

You will find them perfect for Breastplates, Crow Loop Necklaces, trims on Accessories and more!

We sell them  in packages of 100 or 1000.

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Fluted Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads

Fluted Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads
Fluted Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads

Fluted Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads are lightweight and shiny with a textured look.  Perfect for Chokers, Bracelets, Earrings, and decorative elements on other accessories.

Select from 4 sizes:

  • 3/8″     (1 mm hole)
  • 5/16″   (1.5 mm hole)
  • 1/4″     (2 mm hole)
  • 3/16″   (2 mm hole)

We sell these beads in packages of 100 or 1000.

You can also buy Fluted Hollow Nickel Metal Beads.

Solid Brass Beads

Solid Brass Beads
Solid Brass Beads

Solid Brass Beads are heavy. They measure approx.  0.75″ in diameter (8mm long,  5 mm across the holes, with a 3 mm hole).  They add the perfect touch to breastplates, bandoleers, and trims for bags.

We sell them in packages of 100 or 1000.

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Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads

Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads
Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads

Hollow Brass-Plated Metal Beads are smooth and lightweight. They will add that perfect shine to Chokers, Breastplates and trims on your accessories.

We offer 4 sizes:

  • 3/16″     (1 mm hole)
  • 1/4″       (1.5 mm hole)
  • 5/16″     (2 mm hole)
  • 3/8″      (2 mm hole)

We sell them in packages of 100 or 1000.

You can also purchase Hollow Nickel Metal Beads.

Whimsy Beaded Matchbox 1902

Whimsey Iroquois Matchbox 1902
Whimsy Beaded Matchbox 1902

This 1902 Beaded Matchbox Whimsy was made using Amber, Blue and Clear Pony Beads. The crafter beaded a raised pictorial design and the year on the front. You will also see some gray and tan Basket Beads along with brass colored sequins in the design. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels made with pony and basket beads. The tassels have some bead loss. The whimsey has a threaded loop on the top to hang it up. The red fabric is faded on the front and has worn away only in a few small sections at the bottom where the cardboard backing shows through. The silk fabric on the back of the piece stained a dark brown color.

The 1902 Matchbox Whimsey measures about 6.25″ at the widest section and 8.25″ tall not including the 2″ tassels. Each pocket is 2″ x 1″ at the opening.

This is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

One of a kind!

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Moccasins Beaded Iroquois Style Infant

Moccasins Beaded Iroquois Infant
Moccasins Beaded Iroquois Style Infant

These Antique Iroquois Style Beaded Infant Moccasins are constructed of fine deerskin. The Beaded toe vamp is adorned with white, greasy yellow, clear red and clear Pony beads and two brass sequins. The wrap around cuffs are black velveteen also beaded with a transparent amber and white Pony beads. You can see some wear on these moccasins on the bottom by the toes and heel. One has a small hole on the back of the heel.  The crafter made them in the 1920s.

This style of moccasins were made by using one piece of leather for the bottom and then adding the vamp and cuff. Later as the bottom became worn, the vamp and cuff could be removed and attached to a new piece of leather.

They measure 5.25″ long x 2.25″ wide at the middle with a smaller pointed toe.

These Moccasins came from a collection.  They are in very good condition for their age and will make stunning addition to your Beadwork or Moccasin Collection!

One of a Kind!

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Bag Beaded Antique

Bag Beaded Antique
Bag Beaded Antique

This antique Beaded Bag is an nice find! The artist sewed two beaded dark brown velvet panels together for the exterior of the purse. They then used more brown velvet for decorative flaps on the front and back. They added beadwork onto the velvet, using variety of seed beads to create floral designs and borders on the front and back. Colors include White, Green, Pink, Rose, Blue, Turquoise, Teal, Mustard, Orange and Clear. The artist added brass sequins to the design.

This piece is in good condition with minimal bead loss, mainly on the beaded trim

This Purse measures 7″ long by 6″ at its widest point.

One of a Kind!

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Beaded Leggins & Otter Garters Set

Beaded Leggins & Otter Garters Set
Beaded Leggins & Otter Garters Set

These Beaded Leggins with Otter Garters are ready to go!  The crafter made the Meskwaki Style Leggins with soft Kootenai Deerhide.  She added multi-color beaded geometrical designs to the side flaps and cuffs.  They come with a pair of Otter Garters.  The crafter painted striped designs on the back side of the Otter Fur for drops.  She further decorated them with Brooches, Brass Thimbles and Glass Chevron Beads.

The Leggins measure 32″ long.  They come with 1″ wide Kootenai Deerhide ties attached. The width varies from approximately 13″ wide at the top to 7″ wide at the ankle.  The beaded bottoms expand to approximately 10″ wide.  The Garters measure 20″ long (around the leg) and 5″ wide.  They tie with Deerskin Leather Lacing.  The painted Drops measure 16.5″ long.

The Leggins and Garters came from a collection.  A previous owner wore them.  There is no bead loss.  You will see signs of wear and the Kootenai Deerhide shows pockmarks.  We are selling them as a set.  One of a Kind!

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Hollow Nickel Metal Beads

Hollow Nickel Metal Beads
Hollow Nickel Metal Beads

Hollow Nickel Plated Beads are smooth and lightweight. They will add that perfect shine to Chokers, Breastplates and trims on your accessories.

We offer 4 sizes:

  • 3/16″  (1 mm hole)
  • 1/4″    (1.5mm hole)
  • 5/16″  (2 mm hole)
  • 3/8″    (2 mm hole)

We sell them in packages of 100 or 1000.

You can also purchase Hollow Brass Plated Metal Beads.

Fluted Hollow Nickel Metal Beads

Fluted Hollow Nickel Metal Beads
Fluted Hollow Nickel Metal Beads

Fluted Hollow Nickel Plated Metal Beads are lightweight and shiny with a textured look. Perfect for Chokers, Bracelets, Earrings, and decorative elements on other accessories.

We offer 4 sizes:

  • 3/16″     (1 mm hole)
  • 1/4″       (1.5 mm hole)
  • 5/16″     (2 mm hole)
  • 3/8″      (2 mm hole)

We sell them in packages of 100 or 1000.

You can also purchase Fluted Hollow Brass-Plated Beads.

Choker Kit – Bone Hairpipe

Choker Kit - Bone Hairpipe
Choker Kit – Bone Hairpipe

Our Choker Kits come in five styles. Each kit includes everything you need to make your own Hairpipe Choker.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads can be worn with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

Each Kit comes with 1.5″ Bone Hairpipe, Imitation Sinew, Choker Spacers, a Needle, Deerskin Leather Lacing, an Abalone Concho and Beads.

Choose from:

  • Bone Hairpipe with Brass Beads
  • Bone Hairpipe with Glass Bead

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Choker Kit – Plastic Hairpipe

Choker Kit - Bone Hairpipe
Choker Kit – Plastic Hairpipe

Our Choker Kits come in five styles. Each includes everything you need to make your own Hairpipe Choker.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads can be worn with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

Choose from:

  • Plastic Hairpipe with Brass Beads
  • Plastic Hairpipe with Glass Beads

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Traditional Hairpipe Choker Instructions

Traditional Hairpipe Choker Instructions

Hairpipe chokers served many different purposes throughout history – They adorned and protected warriors’ necks before battle, and also served to represent social standing. Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  You can wear Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

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Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags

Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags
Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags

A crafter beaded this antique scalloped edge Pillow Top Whimsy with Flags using clear and red, blue, green and yellow Pony Beads. You will also see some gray and white Basket Beads along with brass sequins on tan velveteen fabric. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads around each corner. Two flags and a raised pictorial  floral design with a eagle adorn the front of this pillow top.

The Beadwork on this Pin Cushion is beautiful, but the piece has some bead loss on the floral design and on the tassels. The velveteen has some fading and shows some wear.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

It measures about 9″ x  10″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about .5″.

One of a kind!

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Crow Loop Necklace Instructions

Crow Loop

Crow Loop Necklace Instructions

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains often wear Crow Loop Necklaces.  These necklaces feature multiple strands of beads strung between two leather strips. Crafters also add Deerskin Leather fringe to the sides. Wearers add shell, metal or beaded rosette conchos to the top or the center. Additional drops can personalize each necklace.

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Choker Kit – Horn Hairpipe

horn choker
Choker Kit – Horn Hairpipe

Our Choker Kits come in five styles. Each includes everything you need to make your own Hairpipe Choker.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads can be worn with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

The Buffalo Horn Choker Kit includes 1.5″ Buffalo Horn Hairpipe, Nickel-Plated Beads, our Leather Choker Spacers, Deerskin Leather Lacing, Imitation Sinew, 2 Metal Feathers, 1 Abalone Concho, and Illustrated Instructions.

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Cradle Reproduction Cheyenne Style

Cradle Reproduction Cheyenne Style
Cradle Reproduction Cheyenne Style

Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this soft fabric Reproduction Cheyenne Style Cradle.  This Cradle reproduces a Southern Cheyenne style from the 1880s.  Andy used Lazy Stitch on a Braintanned Deerskin panel to bead the top of the Cradle with reproduction color Pony Beads in Pony Trader Blue, Mustard, White Center Red,  and Cobalt Blue, along with White and Clear Green.  He created a rolled edge along the top.  Andy finished the top with a square of Rawhide covered with Lazy Stitch beadwork and two triangular Beaded Drops made with Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing and Brass Beads.  Use the 13″ long Braintanned Deerskin Leather lacing ties to tie the Cradle closed.

The cradle has a  Dark Red wool body, complete with a complementary paisley fabric lining.

This cradle measures 41″ long by 32″ wide when spread out.

One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Main Types of Indian Cradles!

Crow Loop Necklace Kit

Crow Loop Necklace Kit
Crow Loop Necklace Kit

Our Crow Loop Necklace Kit comes with everything you need to make a very popular and beautiful necklace.  This large, colorful necklace will really dress up your Dance Regalia or Ceremonial Regalia.

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains often wear Crow Loop Necklaces.  These necklaces feature multiple strands of beads strung between two leather strips. Crafters also add Deerskin Leather fringe to the sides. Wearers add shell, metal or beaded rosette conchos to the top or the center. Additional drops can personalize each necklace.

The Crow Loop Necklace Kit includes Tile Beads, Brass Beads and White Tube Beads. Additionally you will get Imitation Sinew, our Leather Breastplate Strips, a piece of Deerskin Leather and Deerskin Leather Lacing.  THE COLORS OF THE TILE BEADS WILL VARY FROM THE PHOTO.

You will need to provide a needle and scissors to complete the kit.

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Leggins Set Navy Rainbow Selvedge Edge – Price Reduced!

Leggins Set Navy Rainbow Selvedge Edge
Leggins Set Navy Rainbow Selvedge Edge

Don’t miss this handmade and finished Leggins & Apron set. The crafter used Navy Wool with a Rainbow selvedge edge for all of the pieces.  The crafter decorated the Apron Set with silk ribbon in two shades of Green and Brass Sequins topped with either Pink or White Seed Beads.  Green bias tape serves for ties.  The edges are trimmed with Maroon bias tape.  The front Apron measures approximately 17″ x 15.5″.  The back is longer at 38.5″ long x 15.5″ wide.

The Leggins measure 31″ long.  At the top they measure 11″ wide (lying flat). The ankle opening measures 7″ wide, not including the side Flap.  They measure 15″ at the widest point.  The crafter used the Rainbow selvedge edge for the flaps.  He added three double arm cross designs in White, Red and Royal Blue Seed Beads.  A row of Brass Sequins topped with Pink Seed Beads appears along the selvedge edge.

A previous owner wore this Set.  You will see some signs of wear on it.  They remain in very good, wearable condition.

One of a Kind!

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Knife Sheath Blackfoot Style with Dagger

Knife Sheath Blackfoot Style with Dagger
Knife Sheath Blackfoot Style with Dagger

This colorful fully beaded Blackfoot Style Knife Sheath will make a stunning addition to your collection!  The crafter used Mustard, Cobalt Blue, White Center Rose and Turquoise Seed Beads to create the designs.  He attached the beadwork to a Strap Leather Sheath and edged the front with Red Bias tape.  Deerskin Leather covers the back and pieces of Deerskin Leather Lacing serve as loops to attach the Sheath to your belt.   The unique arrow-like shape holds a double edged Dagger that comes with the Sheath.  The Knife is held in the upper part of the Sheath.  The lower part of the Sheath is ‘stuffed’ and soft.

The Dagger measures 12.5″ long with a 7.5″ long blade.  The wood handles features Brass Tack decorations.  The Knife Sheath measures about 16″ long.  It measures 3.5″ wide at the widest point and 1.75″ at the narrow point.  A previous owner used this Sheath and you will see discoloration and signs of wear on the back.  The beadwork remains intact and the set is in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Quirt Etched Deer Antler – Price Reduced

Quirt Etched Deer Antler
Quirt Etched Deer Antler

Use this Quirt Etched Deer Antler at your next Powwow or display it in your home! The handle features an etched design filled with black dye and then a coat of polyurethane.  The crafter attached 10.5″ long braided white leather embellished with brass beads at the top with a pin.  For the handle, the crafter created a beaded strap using Red, Blue, Pink & White 12/0 Seed Beads on Cream colored Deerskin Leather backed with a rose pattern fabric.  Two fringed Deerskin tabs extend from the ends of the Strap.

Quirts are short riding whips found among people who herd cattle or sheep. They usually come with a braided leather lash.  The crafter made this Quirt for a Powwow accessory, rather than a ranching tool. The Quirt measures 10″ long, not including the Strap Leather lash.  The Beaded Handle measures 2″ wide x 10″ long.  The Fringed Tabs measure about 3″ long.

This Quirt came from a collection. It is ready to use or display!

One of a Kind!

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Antler Quirt with Quillwork

Antler Quirt with Quillwork
Antler Quirt with Quillwork

Use this Antler Quirt with Quillwork at your next Powwow or display it in your home! The Antler handle features Brass Tacks and a Beaded Fabric Strap.  The crafter decorated the Green and Blue Fabric with rows of  Cut Turquoise and White Seed Beads. He added 1.5″ drops with 1/2″ and 3/4″ long Tin Cones.  A Bone Button holds the strap to the Antler.  The crafter attached a 22″ long Strap Leather lash to the end.  a 3″ long piece of wrapped Quillwork covers the base of the Lash.

Quirts are short riding whips found among people who herd cattle or sheep. They usually come with a braided leather lash. The crafter made this Quirt for a Powwow accessory, rather than a ranching tool. The Quirt measures 12″ long, not including the Strap Leather lash. The Beaded Strap measures 2″ wide x 18″ long.   One of a Kind!

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Buffalo Horn Choker Instructions

Horn Choker

Buffalo Horn Choker Instructions

Hairpipe chokers served many different purposes throughout history – They adorned and protected warriors’ necks before battle, and also served to represent social standing. Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  You can wear Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

Continue reading Buffalo Horn Choker Instructions

Horn Spoons Lot of Two

Horn Spoons Lot of Two
Horn Spoons Lot of Two

Add these two natural Horn Spoons to your collection.  They come with a card that says ‘Rosebud Sioux’ stamped Rosebud Sioux Handicrafts.  ‘Horn Spoon’ and ‘Red Buffalo’ are handwritten on the card.  The larger spoon as been glazed and the crafter added a painted red band to the lower handle.   The crafter drilled a hole at the top for hanging, and added a Deerskin Leather Lacing loop with a beaded drop with horsehair at the end.  It measures about 9.5″ long.  The bowl measures approximately 4″ long x 2″ wide.

The smaller Spoon shows the natural coloration of black & ivory colors. It also comes with a hanging hole . The crafter added a Deerskin Leather Lacing loop that has a couple of old style Brass Beads on it.  It measures about 4.25″ long and 2″ wide at the widest point.

Several Native American tribes created horn spoons from Sheep or Elk horn. They removed the outer part of the horn and carved it. Then they softened it in hot water to further modify the shape. Sometimes they decorated them with carvings.

These spoons are for decorative purposes. They are in very good condition.  We are selling them as a set.  One of a Kind!

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Armbands – Plain

Armbands - Plain
Armbands – Plain

Plain Metal Armbands will complement your Native American regalia for both Powwows and Historical Re-enactments.

Prior to the arrival of European trade goods, Native Americans adorned their arms with tattoos, quilled cuffs and bracelets made of copper and bone. European traders brought metal, especially silver, that Native Americans used to create armbands.  Metal Armbands could be simple, narrow bands or stamped and decorated.  Native Americans also made Armbands of beaded leather strips or finger woven wool.

Our metalsmith makes our Plain Armbands from rugged 22ga Brass, Copper or Nickel.

These Armbands measure 1.5″ wide x 12″ long.  You can adjust them with the included Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

SOLD IN PAIRS.

Handmade in the USA.

We also offer Stamped Metal Armbands.

For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Copper and the Indian HERE!

Armbands – Stamped

Armbands - Stamped
Armbands – Stamped

Our Handmade Stamped Armbands feature traditional patterns to enhance your Native American regalia for both Powwows and Historical Re-enactments.

Prior to the arrival of European trade goods, Native Americans adorned their arms with tattoos, quilled cuffs and bracelets made of copper and bone. European traders brought metal, especially silver, that Native Americans used to create armbands.  Metal Armbands could be simple, narrow bands or stamped and decorated.  Native Americans also made Armbands of beaded leather strips or finger woven wool.

Our metalsmith makes our Plain Armbands from rugged 22ga Brass, Copper or Nickel.

These Armbands measure approximately 1.25″ wide by 12″ long. You can adjust them with the included Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.  Please note the design on the Stamped Armbands may vary.

SOLD IN PAIRS.

Made in the USA.

We also offer Plain Metal Armbands.

Read about Copper and the Indian HERE!