Jingle Cones Anishinaabe Bimishimo

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Jingle Cones Anishinaabe Bimishimo

We offer Anishinaabe Bimishimo Jingle Cones from Canada in four colors!  These cones feature the  Anishinaabe Bimishimo logo of a Tipi surrounded by their name.

In addition to Brass, Copper,  and Nickel you can buy Red Jingle Cones.  These Red Cones are made in honor of MMIWG (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls) and a portion of proceeds from the company goes to:
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls Liaison
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
Swan Lake First Nation – Women’s Group and Men’s Group

Native Americans made the first Jingle Cones from rolled tobacco lids. We sell them already rolled, ready to attach to your Jingle Dress! A regular sized woman’s dress uses between 250 – 365 Jingles  (many have 365, one for each day of the year!)

Anishinaabe Bimishimo Jingle Cones are available in two sizes:

  • Adult (2 5/8″ long)
  • Child (1.75″ long)  Red Only

Choose Nickel, Brass, Copper or Red in packages of 100.  Save when you buy 10 or more packages of one variety!

Read More about Jingle Cones!

 

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Metal Cones

Metal Cones

Metal Cones

Metal Cones add a nice metallic shine to your clothing and accessories! Use them to embellish Fringe, Feather Drops and Tassels. You can spruce up your Moccasins, Pouches and other clothing.

Watch our How To Video on Crafting with Metal Cones!

Choose Aluminum, Tin, Brass or Copper Plated.  All cones have a seam that can be open.

We offer three sizes:

  • 3/4″
  • 1″
  • 1.25″

Note the Copper 3/4″ and 1″ Cones are plated.

We sell our Cones in packages of 100. Save when you buy 10 or more packages of one size/color!

See Jingle cones HERE!   See Sterling Silver cones HERE! 

Read more about Copper and the Indian HERE!

CHANGE ALUMINUM CONES .75 3.49  1.25  4.45

Jingle Cones – OUR OWN

Jingle Cones Child Gold

Wandering Bull Logo Jingle Cones

Native Americans made the first Jingle Cones from rolled tobacco lids. We sell them already rolled, ready to attach to your Jingle Dress! A regular sized woman’s dress uses between 250 – 365 of them (many have 365, one for each day of the year!)

Ours are available in three sizes:

  • Adult (2.75″ long)
  • Child (2″ long)
  • Toddler (1.75″ long)

Choose Silver, Gold or Copper in packages of 100.    Save when you buy 10 or more packages of one size!

Read More about Jingle Cones!

FIX CHILD QTY PRICING – $15.90

Tin Cones 1.25″ Rusted

Tin Cones 1.25" Rusted

Tin Cones 1.25″ Rusted

You will love the quality of these old stock Tin Cones!  For your reproduction projects, you will appreciate that many of them are already rusty!   You will find them heavier than our current stock of Tin Cones.

We are selling these in packages of 100 and 1000.  We have Limited Quantities!

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Watch Chris show you how to Use Metal Cones!

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 !

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Jingle Cones

Jingle Cones - Our Own

What are Jingle Cones?

Jingle Cones are metal discs that are rolled to create a cone shape, with one end narrower than the other. They have been traditionally used by Native Americans to sew on women’s dresses that are worn for the Jingle Dress Dance.  These metal cones make a jingling sound when the dancer moves. Continue reading Jingle Cones

Pattern – Plume Plains Moccasins

Pattern - Plume Plains Moccasins

Plains Style Moccasins Pattern

Use our Plains Indian Moccasin Pattern to construct your own leather moccasins! The Native Americans of the Plains wear a basic two piece moccasin similar to these.

Each tribe adds their own variations to the shape and style.   They apply variations to the shape of the tongue, the sole, the fringe and the decorate elements.  Native Americans commonly embellish their moccasins  with Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills and/or Metal Cones.

This pattern includes instructions for working with leather and a glossary.

You will need Leather measuring 13″ x 24″ for the uppers, 2 pieces of Leather or Rawhide measuring 11.5″ x 5″ for the soles. The pattern accommodates Men’s sizes 7 – 12 and Women’s sizes 5 – 10.

Click here to shop for Deerskin Leather, Thread and Imitation SinewSeed Beads and Metal Cones!

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

Navajo Natives create our Classic Dream Catchers.  They make them with natural feathers, imitation sinew, glass beads, metal beads and tin cones. Each Dream Catcher comes with a card explaining the Dream Catcher legend.  The larger Dream Catchers include the artist’s name and tribal affiliation.

The Woodlands Indians say: Hang a Dream Catcher by the window or at the head of your bed. The bad dreams get caught in the web. The good dreams work their way through the hole in the center, rest on the feather like a dew drop, and evaporate to the Great Spirit in the morning sun. The prayer beads on the Dream Catcher trap all the bad dreams that are left on the web. The prayer beads then burn them up.

These Dream Catchers come in three sizes:

  • 2″
  • 4″
  • 5″

Dream Catchers make nice housewarming gifts or special mementos  for children. You may also like our Dreamcatcher Kit!  It comes with everything you need to make a personalized Dreamcatcher!

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Bag Beaded Warrior

Bag Beaded Warrior

Red Wool Bag with Beaded Warrior Image

Carry Powwow essentials with this eye catching Wool Bag Beaded Warrior!  The crafter used Red Wool for the bag.   He created an image of a warrior wearing a feather roach and an armband with Black, White and Gray Seed Beads.  Then he edged the bag with black bias tape and lined the inside with patterned red fabric. At the bottom he added 7 inch long tassels made with 1.25″ Brass Cones and strips of Red Wool.

The crafter made the strap with red fabric edged with black ribbon and lined with the same patterned red fabric that lines the inside of the bag.  He decorated the strap with seven 0.75″ Canadian penny conchos.  The Bag measures 11″ x 8.75″  not including the 7″ long tassels.  The beaded image measures 7″ x 6″.   The strap measures 22″ long x 2″ wide.  We got this bag from a collection.  It is in like new condition.  One of a Kind!

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Fluffs – Tip & Base Fluffs – Select Colors 30% Off

Fluffs

Fluffs

Colored Fluffs are short fluffy feathers used on bustles, scalp feathers, and jewelry. Insert them into metal cones for colorful decorations on outfits or earrings.

Select from 2-4″ long Tip feathers or 4-8″ long Base feathers. The inset photo displays the approximate size difference between Tip Feathers and Base Feathers.

When you choose Assorted Color packages you will receive a combination of both Tips and Base fluffs.

All sizes of these feathers come loose in the bag, not strung.

You can purchase these fluffy feathers in one ounce packages.  Quantity Discounts apply when you buy 4 or more ounces of one color.

We also offer Hand Painted Golden Eagle Fluffy Feathers for more traditional Native American Regalia and craft projects.

 

QTY PRICE $5.95/$5.00

Moccasins Antique Lakota Style

Moccasins Antique Lakota Style

Moccasins Antique Lakota Style

These Antique Lakota Style Moccasins will make a superb addition to your collection!  Made around 1890,  the crafter used Braintanned Deerskin Leather to make these men’s Moccasins with real sinew.  He or she used White, White Center Red, Greasy Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Transparent Green Seed Beads to create the lazy stitch design. They are fully beaded including the cuffs and tongue flap.  They have hard soles made from Bison rawhide. One Moccasin still has the antiqued Tin Cones attached to the tongue flap.  Both retain parts of the ties.   They measure 11.5″ long  x 4″ wide.  They stand 2.5″ tall.

These Moccasins have been worn by the original owner.  You will see Bead loss , some of which is due to Bead breakage because the Beads are so old.  They are in very good condition for their age.

One of a Kind!

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Horn Spoon Beaded Handle with Drops

Horn Spoon Beaded Handle with Drops

Horn Spoon Beaded Handle with Drops

This large Horn Spoon comes with a beaded handle and two beaded drops.  The crafter used White, Blue, White Center Red, Arapaho Green and Mustard colored Seed Beads to wrap the handle.  He covered two pieces of Deerskin Leather with more Seed Beads and attached antiqued Tin Cones and Red Wool to the ends for drops.

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.

This spoon is for decorative purposes. It remains in very good condition, missing only a couple of Beads.

It measures about 12″ long. The bowl measures approximately 5.5″ long x 2.5″ wide. The beadwork on the handle measures just about 2.5″ long and the drops are 7″ long.  One of a Kind!

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Copper Cone Deerhair Drops

Copper Cone Deerhair Drops

Copper Cone Deerhair Drops

You can add Copper Cone Deerhair Drops to your clothing and accessories in no time with these ready to use Drops! We put together 1.25″ Copper Cones with Red Deerhair. Then we attach them to a 6″ long piece of Deerskin Leather Lacing for you!

Simply poke a hole in your Leather with an awl where you want the Drop to be, then draw the Deerskin Leather Lacing through and tie it on the back side.  These Drops are perfect for embellishing Leather Leggins, Leather Shirts, Leather Bags and more!

You will appreciate these ready to use Drops, no cutting, no tying, no crimping!

We sell these Deerhair Drops in packages of 10.  We do not recommend these for use on fabric unless the fabric is heavily re-inforced on the back.

 

Bag Antique Apache Style – 25% Off!

Bag Antique Apache Style front

Bag Antique Apache Style

Add this fabulous Antique Apache Style Beaded Bag to your collection!  Note the unusual top closure.  A beaded cover slides down the Deerskin Leather Lacing handle to close the Bag.  The crafter used Pony Trader Blue, Alabaster, Cobalt Blue and White Center Red 12/0 Seed Beads to create the geometric design.  He also added edge beading in Pony Trader Blue and Alabaster to the sides of the bag and the bottom edge of the cover.

On the bottom you will see 0.5″ antique hand rolled Tin Cones hanging from Deerskin Leather Lacing fringe.

This Antique Beaded Bag is in remarkable condition for its age (late 1800s).  Any bead loss looks like it is due to the old Beads breaking, rather than coming undone.  Some of the longer fringe pieces have detached from the bag.  This Bag is intact.

This Bag measures 4.5″ long (not including the fringe) x 3.5″ wide at the widest point.

One of a Kind!

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Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool – 25% Off!

Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool

Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool

Feast your eyes on this one of a kind Pipe Bag!  Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Pipe Bag with Braintanned Deerskin Leather and Navy Blue Wool.  Braintanned Deerskin Leather makes up the bottom half of this Pipe Bag.  Andy used lazy stitch to add geometric designs in classic old color 8/0 Pony Beads: Pony Trader Blue, Clear Cobalt Blue, Greasy Yellow and White Center Red.  He added two drops of Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing strung with aged Tin Cones.  On the bottom he added a panel of Braintanned Deerskin Leather cut into 6″ long fringe.

Andy made the top half of the Pipe Bag with Navy Blue Wool.  He continued the side beadwork on this section.  At the top he created 1.5″ long fringe with the selvage edge with a striped design.  Andy finished this Pipe Bag with a round of lazy stitch edge beading in Greasy Yellow and White Center Red 8/0 Pony Beads.

Overall this Pipe Bag measure 23″ long.  The bag part measures approximately 17″ long x  5.5″ wide.

One of a Kind!

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Scalp Feathers

Scalp Feathers

Scalp Feathers

We make our Scalp Feathers here at the shop. We decorate Leather Medicine Wheels with Deerskin Leather Lacing Ties, Glass Crow Beads, Tin Cones and Fluffs.

Choose from two colors:

  • Natural Leather Medicine Wheel
  • Black Leather Medicine Wheel

We sell these individually, so purchase two if need a pair. Made in the USA.

You may also like our Deluxe Scalp Feathers.

Quilled Wheels Vintage Pair

Quilled Wheels Vintage Pair

Pair of Vintage Quilled Wheels

Add this Pair of Vintage Quilled Wheels to you collection! One piece has two medicine wheels wrapped in yellow and red dyed porcupine quills with red ribbon tied to the middle. They are attached to a 12 inch ribbon with red, yellow and blue stripes. The top of the ribbon has two pieces of leather lacing adorned with metal beads, a deer dew claw and yellow beads.  This piece shows some wear with fading and staining on the ribbon as well as some quill damage.

The second piece has a transparent amber glass ring with four pieces of red and yellow quilled leather lacing. Four shorter pieces of leather hang from the top with metal beads at the ends. One of the pieces of quilled lacing still has a metal cone attached. This piece also has some quill damage and is missing three cones. It measures 12 inches long.

One of a Kind!

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Pattern – Plume Plains Indian Dress

Pattern - Plume Plains Indian Dress

Native American Style Plains Dress Pattern

Use our Plume Plains Indian Dress Pattern to make a traditional three hide dress. Native American women of many tribes wear dresses similar to this. They did not decorate their everyday dresses. But ceremonial dresses often have elaborate decorations.

Native American women used a wide variety of trims on their dresses. These include:

  • Beadwork
  • Quillwork
  • Shells
  • Coins
  • Fur
  • Fringe
  • Metal Cones
  • Trade Cloth

You will need three Deerskin Leather hides to make this dress. The smallest size (Women’s size 8) requires 2 hides with 32″ x 38″ of usable area and 1 hide with 24″ x 48″ of usable area.  The largest size (Women’s size 20) requires 2 hides with 36″ x 38″ of usable area and 1 hide with 24″ x 48″ of usable area.

If you want fringe, you will need to get an additional hide with  24″ x 24″ of usable area.

This pattern includes instructions for using the legs and natural edges of the hide as well as a more tailored style.  Additionally you will find a glossary and instructions for working with leather.

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Pattern – Plume War Shirt

Pattern - Plume War Shirt

Native American Style War Shirt Pattern

Our Plume War Shirt Pattern offers options to make an ‘open style’ that includes the legs and tail of the animal hide. Alternatively, you will find instructions for a more tailored style as well.

Native American men wore Leather War Shirts both plain and decorated.  They sometimes added honorary markings. They embellished these shirts with a variety of trims, including:

  • Paint
  • Feathers
  • Ermine Tails
  • Scalp Locks
  • Beadwork
  • Quillwork
  • Animal Dew Claws
  • Shells
  • Bells
  • Metal Cones
  • Coins
  • Wool Fabric

To make a Leather War Shirt, you will need at least 2 hides with 25″ x 54″ of usable area (for the Small and Medium). For the XX Large size you will need at least 2 hides with 32″ x 58″ of usable area. The pattern also lists options for using 3 hides.  If you want fringe, you will need an additional piece of leather with 10″ x 40″ of usable area.

You will also find a glossary and a section of instructions for working with Leather.

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Deer Tails

Deer Tails

Deer Tails

Our Deer Tails come from the Northern Whitetail Deer.  Crafters use Deer hair to make the shorter outside row in a Porcupine Roach.  You can also clip the tail hair from Deer and hang it from Metal Cones to make very Eastern Woodlands style decorative fringe or tassels. Use these to decorate Bandoleer Bags and other accessories.

Our Tails come washed, dried and ready to use.  They measure 6″ – 9″ long.   You may dye Tails any color with commercial fabric dyes.

We offer Tails in:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Hot Pink
  • White

Try our ready to use Copper Cone Deerhair Drops

Read more about using tails for Porcupine Roaches here!

North Country Bandoleer Bag

Bandoleer Bag Navy

North Country Bandoleer Bag

You will find our North Country Bandoleer Bags an essential accessory for any regalia. We make our own Eastern Woodlands style Bandoleer (or Hunting) bags at The Wandering Bull. Our seamstress uses lightweight wool fabric with coordinating trim. Choose the wool color you want and we will add the appropriate binding color.

Bandoleer (or Bandolier) Bags originated in the mid 1800s among the Native American Tribes of the Great Lakes and Plains regions. They often decorated these shoulder bags with extensive beadwork. These Bandolier Bags took on ceremonial significance, and sometimes had no storage pocket at all, just a decorated flap.

Decorate your bag with Trade Silver Brooches, Metal Cones, Seed Beads, Pony Beads or fringe to suit your own taste.

Each Bag measures approx. 10.5″ x 9″. They come with a 48″ long strap.

Choose from 3 colors:

  • Black with Red Trim
  • Navy with Red Trim
  • Red with Black Trim

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

By William M Beauchamp. Softcover. 120 pgs.

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians is a facsimile reprint of the 1903 New York State Museum Bulletin. The text describes the brooches, earrings, cones and other metal ornaments.  Often, archaeologists find these items in their excavations in North America. Illustrations of each item in the text appears at the back in the 37 pages of illustrations.

This book will make a great reference for identifying old items. Crafters and Living History Re-enactors will also find it useful for finding patterns to make reproduction accessories and trade goods.

Native American trade silver refers to metal items that European traders and Native Americans used as a form of currency during the colonial period in North America. Indigenous people highly valued trade silver for its aesthetic appeal and symbolic significance.  Native American artisans also adapted the silver into their own unique styles, incorporating traditional motifs and designs into the silverwork.  Today, Native American trade silver continues to be highly sought after by collectors, historians, and enthusiasts. It represents a significant historical artifact that reflects the interactions and cultural exchange between Native American tribes and European traders during the colonial era.

Black & White illustrations.

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ISBN 9781117080796

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Plains Indian Knife Sheaths

Plains Indian Knife Sheaths

Plains Indian Knife Sheaths

Materials, Design and Construction. By Alex Kozlov. Softcover. 64 pgs.

Use this fully illustrated guidebook to make decorated Knife Sheaths. This book covers how to use beads, fringe, cones and tacks to decorate your own Knife Sheath.  It also includes sections of historical photographs and color photographs of decorated sheaths from various collections.

Color photographs and illustrations.

ISBN 9781929572052

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Plains Beads and Beadwork Designs.

Nylon NYMO Thread

Nylon NYMO Thread

Nylon NYMO  Thread 

NYMO thread is a nylon thread that is durable and easy to use.  The Wandering Bull – Native American Craft Supplies recommends NYMO thread for beadwork because it is more durable than cotton thread.  You may find it helpful to use Beeswax to wax the thread before you use it to prevent tangling.

We offer NYMO Thread in 4 weights.  OO and O are the finest weight threads, while D is heavier and F is the heaviest.

  • Use OO or O for delicate jewelry making with small beads (12/0 or 13/0).
  • For general beadwork, B is used with 12/0 or 13/0 beads,
  • Use D or F for 11/0 or 10/0 beads.

Bobbins come in Black and White in the following options:  $1.95 each or buy 10 or more for $1.75 per bobbin.

  • OO 140 yards
  • B  72 yards
  • D 64 yards
  • F 43 yards

Large Spools come in three sizes in White only.

  • Size O 400 yards (for small beads  -12/0 and 13/0)
  • Size B  350 yards (for 12/0 or 13/0 beads)
  • Size D 300 yards (for 10/0 and 11/0)

Cones come in three sizes in White only.

  • OO  2894 yards per Cone
  • B     2505 yards per Cone
  • D    1584 yards per Cone

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Pattern – Plume Indian Women’s Accessories

Pattern - Plume Indian Women's Accessories

Women’s Native American Accessories Pattern

You will find patterns for a variety of accessories in our Plume Women’s Leather Accessories Patterns. Native American women used accessories like these for their everyday activities. They expressed their tribal affiliations through the decorations they added to the items.  We recommend that you research the decorating styles for the tribe you wish to design for.

This pack includes pattern for the following:

  • Tobacco Pouch
  • Mirror Pouch
  • Ration Card Bag
  • Fringed Bag
  • Side Fringed Bag
  • Knife Sheath
  • Scissors Pouch
  • Awl Case

Most of these require small amounts of leather, up to 12.5″ x 10″.  The Knife Sheath and the Awl Case also need a piece of Rawhide measuring 5″ x 8″ or 9″ as a lining. You may use lightweight Deerskin Leather Splits for some of these items. For some items, like the Knife Sheath, you may choose to use Cowhide Strap Leather. If you wish to add fringe, please purchase additional Leather for that.

Native Americans often decorated these accessories with Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills, Leather Fringe, Metal Cones, Wool Fabric, Deer Hair and more.

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Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed

Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed

Braintanned Deerskin Quilled Knife Sheath

You will delight in this Braintanned Deerskin Leather Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed.  The crafter created this sheath from Braintanned Deerskin Leather which he or she then dyed with walnut hulls. It features a quillwork panel of Natural, Black and Orange porcupine quills.  The crafter added two rows of lazy stitch beadwork with Turquoise Seed Beads above and below the quilled panel.  Two quilled loops hang from either side of the top of the sheath.  The crafter wrapped Natural, Black and Red porcupine quills around a piece of Deerskin Leather Lacing.  He or she added antiqued 1/2 inch Tin Cones to the bottom of each drop.

At the bottom of the sheath, the crafter attached a drop of walnut dyed Deerskin Lacing.  He or she wrapped the top of this drop with more Turquoise Seed Beads.  The crafter lined the inside with Rawhide.  Another piece of walnut dyed Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as a strap at the top. One of a Kind!

Native American Knife Sheaths

Decorated knife sheaths serve 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 quillwork showcases the skill and creativity of the maker and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters may decorate their knife sheaths using glass or metal beads, porcupine quills, wool and other items. They attach these to a base material, such as Deerskin Leather, Strap Leather  or fabric.

We got this Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed from a collection. You will see some insect damage on the quillwork.  It measures 9 inches  long x 3 inches wide.  Add it to your collection, or use it at your next event!  One of a Kind!

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Watch our YouTube Video How to Make a Reproduction Knife Sheath