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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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.

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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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Young Brave Choker Kit

Young Brave Choker Kit
Young Brave Choker Kit

The Young Brave Choker Kit is perfect for groups looking for a traditional style choker at an economical price.

The Young Brave Choker Kit comes with everything you need!

  • Plastic Tubes
  • Glass Tile Beads
  • Leather Choker Spacers
  • 1 Shell Concho
  • Leather Lacing
  • Imitation Sinew
  • Decorative Ribbon
  • Instructions

The Young Brave Choker Kit is a great first choker to make for regalia!

Buy 3 or more for $6.25 each!

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Choker Spacers – Black

Choker Spacers - Black
Choker Spacers – Black

Bone Choker Spacers offer a nice finishing touch, to your chokers. Bone Choker Spacers are made from real bone, so sizes and shapes will vary slightly.

These Black Bone Choker Spacers get their color from black dye.  The 5 hole spacers measure approximately 1.75″ long.

You can choose from three sizes:

  • 3 holes
  • 4 holes
  • 5 holes

We sell them in packages of 25 Spacers or 100 Spacers.

You may also like our White Bone Choker Spacers.

Choker Spacers White Leather

Choker Spacers White Leather
Choker Spacers White Leather

We are your source for pre-punched Leather Choker Spacers!  We offer White Leather Choker Spacers made with top quality White Strap Leather that we cut ourselves.  One side is White and the other a matte Gray.  The sides appear tan/gray.

You can purchase them in the following sizes:

  • 2 Hole
  • 3 Hole
  • 4 Hole
  • 5 Hole
  • 6 Hole

Each size comes in packages of 10, 50 or 100 Choker Spacers.

Want to punch your own holes?  Try our Unpunched Choker Spacer Blanks for custom hole placement. Each Blank measures 1.5″ long.

We also offer Tan Strap Leather Choker Spacers.

You may also like White Bone Choker Spacers or Black (dyed) Bone Choker Spacers.

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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Clay Wampum Choker

Clay Wampum Choker
Clay Wampum Choker

We use Reproduction Polymer Clay wampum beads to make this classic choker. The five row choker features a cross design.  We use handcut Deerskin Leather to make the choker spacers and the ends and ties.

Our Clay Wampum Choker measures about 10″ long.  You can adjust the fit with the Deerskin Leather Lacing ties. Expect slight variations in these handmade chokers.

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Choker Spacers — Bone

Choker Spacers -- Bone
Choker Spacers — Bone

For a nice finishing touch, try these natural Bone Choker Spacers on your next choker! These Natural Bone Choker Spacers come in an off-white color.

Bone Choker Spacers are made from real bone, so sizes and shapes will vary slightly.  The 5 hole spacers measure approximately 1.75″ long.

You can choose from three sizes:

  • 3 holes
  • 4 holes
  • 5 holes

We sell them in packages of 25 Spacers or 100 Spacers.

You may also like our Black Bone Choker Spacers.

Leather Choker Spacers

Leather Choker Spacers
Leather Choker Spacers

We are your source for pre-punched Leather Choker Spacers!  We make them with top quality Tan Strap Leather that we cut ourselves.

You can purchase them in the following sizes:

  • 2 Hole
  • 3 Hole
  • 4 Hole
  • 5 Hole
  • 6 Hole

Each size comes in packages of 10, 50 or 100 Choker Spacers.

Want to punch your own holes?  Try our Unpunched Choker Spacer Blanks for custom hole placement. Each Blank measures 1.5″ long.

You may also like White Bone Choker Spacers or Black (dyed) Bone Choker Spacers.

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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Three Row Choker – Bone or Buffalo Horn

Three Row Choker - Bone or Buffalo Horn
Three Row Choker – Bone or Buffalo Horn

We make our Three Row Chokers here at the shop.  We use soft Deerskin Leather Lacing, 1″ Bone Hairpipe or Buffalo Horn Hairpipe, Nickel Beads and glass Tile Beads.

Each Three Row Choker measures approximately 13″ long. You can adjust the fit with the Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

Choose from four color combinations:

  • White Bone Hairpipe with Red Tile Beads
  • White Bone Hairpipe with Blue Tile Beads
  • Black Horn Hairpipe with Red Tile Beads
  • Black Horn Hairpipe with Blue Tile Beads

We will add a complementary second Tile Bead color.

Custom made items require time to make! Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

You may also like our Three Row Hairpipe Bracelets!

Choker Spacers – Wampum

Choker Spacers - Wampum
Choker Spacers – Wampum

We offer real Quahog Wampum Choker Spacers for an especially nice finishing touch. Use these exquisite wampum spacers on your next choker!

You will love the beautiful Quahog Wampum Shell with purple and white striations.

We proudly offer real Wampum Tubes, Hairpipe, Round Beads and findings for your most traditional jewelry and regalia. Made from natural quahog shells, these beads and pendants will vary in color striations – each bead is a miniature work of art!  These are exceptional pieces for the most particular craftspeople. Please note prices are PER PIECE.

We sell these by the piece.  Choose 2 hole or 3 hole.

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Red Amber Hairpipe

Red Amber Hairpipe
Red Amber Hairpipe

Make a striking choker or bracelet with these Red Amber Hairpipe! Natural Horn Red Amber colored Hairpipe looks slightly translucent. Because it is a natural product, shading varies. Make sure that you order enough to complete your project.  We can not guarantee that the shades will match with the next lot!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

We carry Red colored Amber Hairpipe in three sizes:

  • .5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase these Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

 

Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe
Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

This elegant Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe gives a very different look to chokers and jewelry. You will find it delicate enough for you to make earrings with it!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

We carry Ultra Thin Hairpipe in three sizes:

  • .5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase these Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

Bone Hairpipe

Bone Hairpipe -
Bone Hairpipe

The Wandering Bull offers top quality real Bone Hairpipe with uniform widths, holes and smoothness! They come with 2 mm holes. Therefore, you will find them ready to use for chokers, breastplates, necklaces and more!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice. Bone Pipe Stems from corn cob pipes were even made into Hairpipe! Breastplates became symbols of status and Necklaces and Bandoleers gained in popularity during the Reservation period.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Choose from 7 sizes

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 2.5″
  • 3″
  • 4″

Purchase your hairpipe in 25 count, 100 count or 1000 count packages. Quantity discounts apply to packages of 10 or more of the 100 count packages.

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe
Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

We import our Buffalo Horn Hairpipe from India. The polished natural black horn looks great in chokers, breastplates, necklaces and other items.  Because these are a natural product, the width may vary.

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Amber Hairpipe and Red Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Horn Hairpipe is available in 6 sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″
  • 4″

You can purchase Buffalo Horn Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

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Czech Tile Beads

Czech Tile Beads

You will find Czech Tile Beads ideal for making necklaces and chokers. Their straight sides complement the Bone Hairpipe and Round Metal Beads that you would use to make Hairpipe Chokers and Bracelets.  You will find them easy to work with because the holes are large enough to accommodate thin Deerskin Leather Lacing.  They also string well on Round Leather Lacing and Imitation Sinew. These are the original Czech Republic Tile beads and they are increasingly difficult to find.

Uniform size and shape add to the appeal of these beads. Not all colors are available at all times.

We package these beads in bags of approximately 100.

Additionally, we offer India Tile Beads.  While you will find some different colors in these beads they are not as uniformly sized and show color variation.

Plastic Crow Beads

Plastic Crow Beads
Plastic Crow Beads

You will find Plastic Crow Beads a light-weight alternative to Glass Crow Beads.  Use them to make Breastplates, Necklaces and Chokers. Plastic beads make economic sense for children’s craft projects, too!

We sell these beads in packages of 100 and 1000.

You may also like Glass Crow Beads!  Try our Plastic Hairpipe for Chokers and Breastplates!

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Amber Hairpipe

Amber Hairpipe
Amber Hairpipe

When you are looking for a new take on an old favorite, try Amber Hairpipe!  Natural Horn Amber colored Hairpipe looks slightly translucent. Because it is a natural product, shading varies. Make sure that you order enough to complete your project.  We can not guarantee that the shades will match with the next lot!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Red Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Amber Hairpipe comes in three sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″ sizes.

You can purchase them in packages of 25 pieces, estimated 100  pieces or estimated 1000 pieces.

 

Deerskin Lace – 6 feet x 1/8 inch

Deerskin Lace - 6 feet x 1/8 inch
Deerskin Lace – 6 feet x 1/8 inch

We cut our own soft, supple Deerskin Leather into lacing. You will find our hand cut lacing great for stringing and tying necklaces, chokers or bracelets. Customers use it to wrap Dreamcatchers, to decorate Talking Sticks and Walking Sticks and so much more!

You can purchase 6 foot lengths of our Deerskin Leather Lacing in 1/4″ wide or 1/8″ wide strips.

We sell these by the piece. They are hand cut, so please allow for some variation in the widths.

Select from seven colors:

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Deerskin Lace – 6 feet x 1/4 inch

Deerskin Lace - 6 feet x 1/4 inch
Deerskin Lace – 6 feet x 1/4 inch

We cut our own soft, supple Deerskin Leather into lacing. You will find our hand cut lacing great for stringing and tying necklaces, chokers or bracelets. Customers use it to wrap Dreamcatchers, decorating Talking Sticks and Walking Sticks and so much more!

You can purchase 6 foot lengths of our Deerskin Leather Lacing in 1/4″ wide or 1/8″ wide strips.

We sell these by the piece.  They are hand cut, so please allow for some variation in the widths.

Select from seven colors:

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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.

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 ounces) packages.  Approx. 400 beads per ounce.

New stock of White is slightly smaller (4mm x 3mm), somewhat translucent and has more shine than the previous stock.

We also have some of the Chalk White available. Please choose White – Chalk to order these.

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India Tile Beads

India Tile Beads
India Tile Beads

Compared to Czech Tile Beads, some India Tile Beads are less uniform in shape and color. They tend to have thicker sides and narrower holes.  Imitation Sinew will easily go through the holes.  They make nice additions to Bone Hairpipe Chokers and Necklaces.  You will find them a perfect economical Glass Bead for your projects.

Standard Beads measure approximately 6 mm long x 5mm wide with a 2mm hole.

We now offer 9 colors of Larger Tile Beads that measure between 8mm – 9mm long.  Their width is 6mm – 7mm. Hole diameters vary between 2mm – 3mm.

We offer these beads in 1 ounce bags with approx. 75-80 beads. You can also buy them in 1/2 kilo packages with over 1000 beads.

Pink & Light Purple are smaller India Tile Beads. They are just a smidgen shorter in length and width (5 mm rather than 6 mm) but the hole is much smaller. You will only get Thread or a single ply Imitation Sinew through it.

Strap Leather (Belt Strap)

Strap Leather (Belt Strap) - By the Square Foot
Strap Leather (Belt Strap)

Strap Leather is heavy Cowhide Leather. You will find Strap Leather essential for a variety of projects. You can use it to make belts, guitar or banjo straps, Breastplate Strips, Choker Spacers, Moccasin soles and shoulder straps.

We carry four colors:

  • TAN – the lightest color
  • SADDLE – a dark brown
  • WHITE – painted on one side, gray on the other
  • BLACK

Straps come pre-cut in lengths of 12″, 24″, 36″, 48″ and 60″.  You can choose from seven widths: 0.5″, 1″, 1.5″, 2″ 2.5″, 3″ or 4″.

If you prefer bulk square footage rather than straps, Click here for Strap Leather by the Square Foot.

Cowhide weight is 7-8 oz. which is a standard belt weight.

  • TAN leather measures  about 3/16″ thick, the thickest of our strap
  • WHITE is also thick, but not quite as thick as the Tan
  • SADDLE and BLACK are approx. 1/8″ thick and are somewhat more supple than the Tan.

Abalone Disc Dentillium Earrings

Abalone Disc Dentillium Earrings
Abalone Disc Dentillium Earrings

Our Own Abalone Disc Dentillium Earrings feature 3/4″ natural Abalone Shell Disc. Single Dentillium Shells and White Center Red Mini Crow Beads join them to make unique decorations for your ears!

Native Americans have used both Abalone Shells and Dentillium Shells for centuries.  They carved Abalone Shells into discs and buttons to decorate their clothing. They use Dentillium Shells to make jewelry and to decorate clothing. Dentillium shells can also replace Bone Hairpipe in Chokers and Bracelets.

Our Abalone Disc Earrings measure just about 2″ long overall. They hang from Sterling Silver French Hooks.

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Abalone Shell Conchos

Abalone Shell Conchos
Abalone Shell Conchos

Abalone Shell Conchos are natural iridescent blue-green shells. They make attractive focal points on Chokers, Earrings, Necklaces and other regalia items.

Two hole Conchos come in 6 sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 0.75″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″

Single Hole discs come in 0.75″ and 1″.     We also offer a 1″ heart shaped piece with a single hole.

Quantity Discount available when you buy 12 or more of a single style!

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Abalone Heart Dentillium Earrings

Abalone Heart Dentillium Earrings
Abalone Heart Dentillium Earrings

Our Own Abalone Heart Dentillium Earrings feature 3/4″ natural Abalone Shells cut into Heart shapes! Single Dentillium Shells and White Center Red Mini Crow Beads join them to make adorable decorations for your ears!

Native Americans have used both Abalone Shells and Dentillium Shells for centuries.  They carved Abalone Shells into discs and buttons to decorate their clothing. They use Dentillium Shells to make jewelry and to decorate clothing. Dentillium shells can also replace Bone Hairpipe in Chokers and Bracelets.

Our Abalone Heart Earrings measure just about 2.25″ long overall. They hang from Sterling Silver French Hooks.

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Dentillium Shells

Dentillium Shells standard
Dentillium Shells

Native American crafters use long, thin tooth shaped Dentillium Shells for a variety of projects. They use them on on Sioux dresses, Earrings and Necklaces.  You can make a delicate choker when you use them in place of Bone Hairpipe!

Our Standard Size pieces are Smooth, not Ridged.

We sell two sizes:

  • Standard  pieces (3/4″ – 1.75″ long) in 2 ounce packages  estimated 120 pieces Smooth Shells
  • Shorter pieces (3/8″ – 3/4″ long) in 1 ounces packages Ridged Shells

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Bone Beads Round

Bone beads Round
Bone Beads Round

Natural Bone Beads come in a creamy color.  Use them to make necklaces, chokers and other jewelry.

The hole in the Bone Beads is not as large as the hole in our Glass Crow Beads. The hole will easily accommodate thread or sinew, but it will not take most Deerskin or Suede Leather Lacing.

Sew them on clothing with heavy thread or sinew.

We sell these Beads in packages of approximately 100 beads. (6mm have approx 75 beads, 8 mm have approx. 55 beads) . Choose from 4 sizes.

  • 4 mm
  • 6 mm (75)
  • 8 mm – HE IS SUPPOSED TO SEND BALANCE FOR 100 COUNT
  • 10 mm

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Buffalo Horn Beads

Buffalo Horn Beads
Buffalo Horn Beads

Buffalo Horn Beads offer a natural black bead option to your crafting projects.

Use Buffalo Horn Beads for necklaces, chokers, breastplates and more.

Buffalo Horn Beads come in 3 sizes:

  • 6 mm
  • 8 mm
  • 10 mm

We sell these Beads in packages of 100 beads.

You may also like our natural Bone Beads!

Trade Beads Red & Yellow Watermelon

Trade Beads Red & Yellow Watermelon
Trade Beads Red & Yellow Watermelon

Try these Watermelon Chevron Trade Beads for your next project!  Each of these oval shaped beads have muted Red and Yellow stripes on them.

These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.  Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

The Beads measure between 10 mm and 12 mm long. This lot comes with 50 beads total.

One of a Kind!

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Bone Wolf Pendant

Bone Wolf Pendant
Bone Wolf Pendant

Carved Bone Pendants look great on Necklaces, Chokers and Bags.  This Bone Wolf Pendant will really stand out!  Try soaking it in brewed tea for an antiqued look!

Our Carved Bone Wolf Pendant measures about 3.5″ long and nearly 1″ wide. You can string it with the hole through the muzzle.

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Ermine Skins

Ermine - Whole
Ermine – Skins

Whole Ermine Skins come soft and white with their heads and tails attached. You can use them to decorate a variety of accessories including:  Headdresses, War shirts, and Bow cases.

We offer two lengths of these soft, narrow skins:

  • 10″ – 14″ long
  • 14″ – 18″ long

Ermine Tails are used to embellish headdresses and clothing, like War Shirts. You can also pair them to hang from Chokers. Or use a pair to make Earrings! They measure 3″ – 5″ long and are white with a black tip.

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Round Glass Beads

Round Glass Beads
Round Glass Beads

Bead makers have used metal “mandrels” to make Round Glass Beads for hundreds of years. They gathered melted glass on a narrow metal rod, then removed the bead when it cooled.

You will find our 8mm Round Glass Beads excellent for chokers and necklaces. The clear shades show their colors very well when light shines through them.

The holes in our round glass beads are smaller than the holes in our Crow Beads. The smaller holes will accommodate single ply sinew, thinner threads and tiger tail.

We sell these colorful Glass Beads in bags of 100.

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Trade Beads Striped Blue Chevrons

Trade Beads Striped Blue Chevrons
Trade Beads Striped Blue Chevrons

These Blue Chevron Trade Beads have subtle narrow White stripes on them.  You will see these oval shaped beads are somewhat irregularly shaped.

These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.  Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

The Beads measure between 10 mm and 15 mm long. There are 7 beads total.

One of a Kind!

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Plastic Elk Teeth

Plastic Elk Teeth
Plastic Elk Teeth

Our Imitation elk teeth come in lightweight plastic. You will find them perfect for Necklaces, chokers or to sew onto your regalia! Elk Tooth Dresses commonly feature imitation Elk Teeth.

These Plastic Elk Teeth resemble the old ceramic Elk Teeth.  They come smooth and shiny in a yellow-ivory color.

You can purchase them in packages of 10 or 100.

We also offer Bone Elk Teeth.

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Economy Plastic Eagle Talons and Bear Claws

Economy Plastic Eagle Talons and Bear Claws
Economy Plastic Eagle Talons and Bear Claws

Economy Plastic Eagle Talons and Bear Claws work well in crafts for children’s groups. Use them in camps, schools and scouting groups.  They come pre-drilled and ready to string.  Create Necklaces, Chokers and other decorative items.   You will find these plastic Talons and Claws priced right for large groups!

Choose from three styles:

  • 2″ Bear Claw
  • 2.5″ Grizzly Claw
  • 2.5″ Eagle Talon

Purchase in packages of 10, 100 or 1000 pieces.

Stamped Metal Conchos

Stamped Metal Conchos
Stamped Metal Conchos

Stamped Metal Conchos are perfect for so many projects! Use them as centerpieces for chokers. Decorate bags and pouches. Use them as embellishments for a small concho belt.

They are lightweight! You will find them easy to work with. Each style has its own stamped designs.

We offer 8 styles:

  • 1″ Round with Star design
  • 1.5″ Round with Star designs
  • 1″ Cutout Star
  • 1″ Copper Heart
  • 2″ Oval
  • 1.75″ Thunderbird
  • 2″ Heartline Bear
  • 2″ Coyote

Available in bags of 12 or 144.

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Glass Chevron Beads

Glass Chevron Beads 12X10

Glass Chevron Beads

Glass Chevron Beads are elegant layered beads. They usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors.  Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc.  Living History re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia. Jewelry makers love them!

Our current stock comes from India. They are shiny and short, not elongated.  The beads vary in size and shape. The hole sizes vary from 2mm – 4mm.  We sell them in 4 ounce bags or 1 Kilo bags (about 35 ounces).

  • 5mm x 9mm (Est 150 per 4 ounces)
  • 8mm x 10mm (Est 80 per 4 ounces)
  • 10mm x 12mm (Est 55 per 4 ounces)

Historically, bead makers in Czechoslovakia first made Chevron Beads in the 16th -17th centuries. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. Foremen did not permit craftsmen  to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.  Our stock comes from India.

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Trade Beads Watermelon Chevrons

Trade Beads Watermelon Chevrons
Trade Beads Watermelon Chevrons

Get these Watermelon Chevron Trade Beads for your next project!  Each of these oval shaped beads have Green, Red, Blue and White stripes on them.

These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.  Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

The Beads measure between 10 mm and 15 mm long. There are 42 beads total.

One of a Kind!

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Trade Beads Rainbow Stripe Chevrons

Trade Beads Rainbow Stripe Chevrons
Trade Beads Rainbow Stripe Chevrons

Add bright color to your next project with these Rainbow Stripe Chevron Trade Beads!  Each of these oval shaped beads have Yellow, Red, and Blue stripes over a Black base.

These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.  Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

The Beads measure between 10 mm and 13 mm long. There are 40 beads total.

One of a Kind!

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Trade Beads – Large Chevrons

Trade Beads -Large Chevrons
Trade Beads – Large Chevrons

Trade Beads – Large Chevrons are a must have for the avid collector! These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.

Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

History of Trade Beads

From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. The beads were highly desired by Native Americans, as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans and corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who operated during the 19th century. They ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions.

This strand includes 7 chevrons separated by 8 white center red glass crow beads. These particular Chevron Beads are all the more valuable due to their size, the largest of which is 1 1/2″ long and 1″ wide. The other 6 chevrons are approximately 1 1/4″ long and 3/4″ wide. The chevron beads’ bore holes range from 1/8″ to 5/16″ wide.

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Trade Beads Striped Amber Chevrons

Trade Beads Striped Amber Chevrons
Trade Beads Striped Amber Chevrons

These Amber Striped Chevrons will be perfect for a special project!  Each of these Amber colored oval shaped beads have White, Red, and Blue stripes. You will see in the photo that some of them are somewhat flattened, adding to their appeal.

These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.  Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

The Beads measure about 15 mm long. There are 18 beads total.

One of a Kind!

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Sterling Silver Cones – Pair

Sterling Silver Cones-Pair
Sterling Silver Cones

Discerning jewelry makers will appreciate the option of Sterling Silver Cones. These cones will make a great finishing touch on jewelry and chokers.

You can select from 3 sizes:

  • 1/2″ with 6 mm base
  • 3/4″ with 6 mm base
  • 1″ with 7mm base

 

We sell these in Pairs.  Don’t miss our Sterling Silver Beads !

Antiqued Bone Hairpipe

Antiqued Bone Hairpipe
Antiqued Bone Hairpipe

Antiqued Bone Hairpipe has a light wood-colored patina.  We use natural dyeing methods here at the shop to make these exclusive Hairpipe.  You will enjoy their soft, warm look.  Use them to make your chokers and bracelets look antique!

We offer four popular sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″

Choose 25 or 100 count packages.

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Wampum Hairpipe

Wampum Hairpipe
Wampum Hairpipe

We proudly offer real Quahog Wampum Shell findings for your most traditional jewelry and regalia. Natural Quahog shell beads and pendants will vary in color striations. Each bead is a miniature work of art! These exceptional pieces will please the most particular craftspeople. We sell these individually.

You commonly see Bone and Horn Hairpipe. You can create a very special choker using this Wampum Hairpipe! We sell these by the piece.

Choose from two sizes:

  • 16mm (just over 1/2″) x 4mm
  • 20mm (just over 3/4″) x 5mm

Buy 10 or more for quantity discounts!

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Bone Hairpipe History

Bone Hairpipe

Bone Hairpipe History – Not Just Bone!

Bone Hairpipe history is long in North America.  Thousands of years before Bone Hairpipe became popular, tube shaped beads, often tapered at both ends, were used as decorative elements by the Native Americans of North America.  Some of the earliest tube beads were made from conch shells and were highly valued. Tube beads were also made from bird bones and copper during the prehistoric period. Continue reading Bone Hairpipe History

Bone Tubes

Bone Tubes
Bone Tubes

Our Bone Tubes have straight edges are made with good quality real bone. Their Ivory color makes them perfect to make chokers, bracelets, and other jewelry. Try these natural colored Tubes to achieve an older style look to your accessories.

You may also want to try our Buffalo Horn Tubes.  They come in the same sizes as the Bone Tubes.

We offer these Tubes in three popular sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase Bone Tubes in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

Buffalo Horn Tubes

Buffalo Horn Tubes
Buffalo Horn Tubes

We import our Buffalo Horn Tubes from India.  The Natural Black Horn offer a subtle look to your chokers, jewelry and other Regalia accessories.  Try our Horn Tubes to achieve an older style look to your accessories.

You may also want to try our Bone Tubes.  They come in the same sizes as the Horn Tubes.

We offer Horn Tubes in three popular sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase Horn Tubes in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

Carved Bone Feather Pendants

Carved Bone Feather Pendants
Carved Bone Feather Pendants

Carved Bone Feather Pendants look great on necklaces and chokers. We offer five different feathers ranging in size from 1.75″ – 5″.  The two smaller sizes have holes drilled front to back.  You will need to use a jump ring to string these as Necklace pendants. The three larger sizes have holes drilled sideways through the quill so they will lay flat when they hang from a Necklace.

Choose from:

  • 1.75″ Feather has designs on both sides (sold out 12-20)
  • 2.5″ Feather etched on one side
  • 3″ Feather etched on one side
  • 3.75″ Feather has designs on both sides –
  • The 5″ also available in a Antiqued/ Burnished look click here to view 
  • 5″ Feather has designs on both sides

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Bone Pendants Mini

Bone Pendants Mini
Bone Pendants Mini

Mini Animal Pendants come in real bone. Choose Eagle or Wolf.  The Pendants hang as shown with the holes drilled through the top. You will enjoy using them on necklaces and chokers.

Natural Bone Pendants will vary in shape and design. These Mini Bone Pendants measure approximately 2″ long.

Quantity discounts are available when you buy 10 or more!

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Bone Teeth

Bone Teeth
Bone Teeth

We offer two Imitation teeth carved from bone. You will find them perfect for making Necklaces and Chokers or to sew onto your regalia!

Choose from:

  • Bone Tusk measures 1.5″ long. With a slight curve and a pointed end.
  • Elk Teeth measure 1.25″ long. Native Americans use natural Elk Teeth to sew on Dresses and to make Jewelry.

We sell the Bone Tusks individually or in packages of 10.  Elk Teeth come in packages of 10.

We also offer Reproduction Elk Teeth and Imitation Bear Claws in economical plastic.

MCNAA Annual Fundraising Auction

Powwow Mass Center for Native Am
MCNAA Annual Fundraising Auction
Live Auction *  Silent Auction   *  Raffles

Hot Luncheon Buffet  *  Cash Bar (downstairs)

Live Music Entertainment by Keith & Aleatha Dickerson

50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing

A Moment to Remember Slow Turtle

There will be a lot of items up for bid or for raffle prizes that include:

  • Two Free Admission Passes to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
  • Four Free Admission Passes to the RI School of Design Museum
  • Admission for Four to the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA
  • Four one-day Park Hopper tickets at one of Disney Worlds Theme Parks
  • A One Night Stay at the Omni Providence Hotel
  • Breakfast for two at the Centro Restaurant at the Omni Providence Hotel
  • A $100 Gift Card to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse at the Omni Providence Hotel
  • A $300 Foxwoods Gift Card
  • One-night Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for Two at Foxwoods
  • A $100 Gift Certificate to Todd English’s Tuscany Restaurant at Mohegan Sun
  • A One-Year Family Membership to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum
  • Four FlexTix for the 2016-17 Providence Bruins Regular Season
  • Four General Admission Tickets to the PawSox Home Game on 4-11-17


Other items include: A Red Keurig Coffee Brewer, Youth Acoustic Guitar, Handmade Turtle Shell Rattle, Woodlands-style War Club, Turquoise Jewelry, Wampum Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry, Birch Bark Earrings, Wool Ponchos, Blankets, Wall Hangings, Ribbon Shirts, Moccasins, Sashes, Chokers, Bark Basket, Native American Books, Hat, Navajo Ring, Kachina Doll, and so much more.

At the event, Master Card and Visa (as well as cash and checks) will be accepted on winning bid purchases, for membership fees, Oldies dance tickets, and donations.

Back to our regular venue!
Middleboro VFW
12 Station Street
Middleboro, MA

mcnaa@aol.com; or call/text at: 617-642-1683

 

Three Row Bracelet – Bone or Buffalo Horn

Three Row Bracelet - Bone or Buffalo Horn
Three Row Bracelet – Bone or Buffalo Horn

We make our Three Row Hairpipe Bracelets here at the shop. We make each Three Row Bracelet with soft Deerskin Leather Lacing, 1/2″ Bone Hairpipe or Horn Hairpipe, Nickel Beads and glass Tile Beads.

Our Three Row Bracelets measure approx. 7″ long. You can adjust the fit with the Crow Bead closure.

Choose Horn (Black) or Bone (White). Choose Blue or Red Tile Beads.

You may also like our complementary Three Row Hairpipe Chokers!

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Deerskin Lacing & Lace Maker Tool

Deerskin Lacing - Lace Maker Tool

Deerskin Lacing for Native American Crafts

Deerskin lacing is great for Native American craft-making. You can use it for stringing and tying jewelry (chokers, bracelets and more), garment lacing, making fringe, braiding a headband, or wrapping a metal ring to make a dream catcher. These are just a few examples of uses for soft deerskin leather lace. Here at The Wandering Bull, LLC we cut our own Top Grain Deerskin into Continue reading Deerskin Lacing & Lace Maker Tool