Pony Beads 5/0

Pony Beads 5/0
Pony Beads 

Pony Beads 5/0  are larger than Seed Beads, but smaller than Crow Beads.   They get their name from the pony and mule trains that brought these beads to Western North America. Pony Beads were available to the Native Americans of the Plains before the introduction of Seed Beads.

Pony Beads in size 5/0  are the larger of the Pony Beads.   These Pony Beads measure approx. 5mm.  You can use Single Ply Imitation Sinew or Beaded Thread with these. There are approx. 300 beads per oz.

Purchase  Pony Beads in ounce or 1/2 kilo packages.

If you are looking for a smaller Pony Bead, click here for  8/0 Pony Beads.

Pony Beads 8/0

Pony Beads 8/0
Pony Beads 8/0

8/0 Beads are larger than Seed Beads, but smaller than Crow Beads.   They get their name from the pony and mule trains that brought these beads to Western North America. These beads were available to the Native Americans of the Plains before the introduction of Seed Beads.

Size 8/0 are the smaller of the two sizes of Pony Beads.  They measure approx. 3 mm. You can use Single Ply Imitation Sinew or Beading Thread with these. There are approx. 1000 beads per ounce.
Purchase Pony Beads in ounce or 1/2 kilo packages.

Premium Colors:  Rose Pink is $52.95 per 1/2 Kilo.

If you are looking for a larger Pony Bead, click here for  5/0 Pony Beads.

Watch how to use 8/0 Pony Beads for edge beading!

Reproduction Bovis Pony Beads

Reproduction Pony Beads
Reproduction Pony Beads – Bovis

These Reproduction Pony 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.

5/0 beads measure approx. 5 mm across with a 2 mm hole.

8/0 beads measure approx. 3 mm across with a 1 mm hole.

6/0 beads measure somewhere in between. We have these available in 2 colors:  Reproduction Greasy Yellow and Vintage White.

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

We sell our Reproduction Pony Beads in 1 ounce bags.

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Benton Rodeo Painted Pony Powwow

Benton Rodeo Painted Pony Powwow

Location: 385 Mendenhall Lane Benton PA

Time: Gates open at 10 a.m., Grand Entry at 12 noon.

Details: Native American Festival with drumming, dancing and singing.  Join us for an afternoon of fun.  $3.00 admission

Contact:  Laura Hess 570-256-3241 or Scott Weiss 570-394-4524 or visit their  Facebook

Blanket Strip – Dark Red

Blanket Strip - Dark Red
Blanket Strip – Dark Red

This Blanket Strip – Dark Red comes with gorgeous Pony Bead Rosettes. Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Blanket Strip with Dark Red wool.  He beaded the strip and Rosettes on Braintanned Deerskin Leather. Twisted Braintanned Deerskin tassels hang from the center of each of the four Rosettes. White Center Red Crow Beads decorate each tassel.

Andy beaded this strip with 8/0 Pony Beads. For the rosettes he used Reproduction White Center Cranberry, Pony Trader Blue, Mustard, Cobalt Blue and White Pony beads. He composed the remainder of the strip with 7 rows of lazy stitch beaded with 8/0 Pony Beads in Pony Trader Blue, Cobalt Blue, and White.

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains created Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two Braintanned Buffalo Hides were sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They added their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.

The beaded portion of this Blanket Strip measures 56″ long. It includes a total of 4 rosettes, each measuring 7.5″ in diameter. The blanket itself measures approximately 65″ x 45″.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Purple

Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Purple
Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Purple

A crafter beaded this Whimsy Beaded Box with transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow, Purple and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you will see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.

Each side of the box is covered with either Red or Purple fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with pink and purple polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  This box measures approximately 2.5″ long x 1.75″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.

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.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue

Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue e
Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue

A crafter beaded this Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue with transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow, and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you will see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.

Each side of the Beaded Box is covered with either Red or Blue fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with pink polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  The box has a six inch hanging loop made of two strings of clear beads. This box measures approximately 3.5″ long x 2.5″ wide x 2.5″ tall not including the beaded loops.

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.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red

Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red
Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red

A crafter beaded this antique  Whimsy Beaded Box around the turn of the 20th cent. He or she used transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you wil see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.

Each side of the box is covered with either Red or Gray fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with blue polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  This box measures approximately 2.5″ long x 1.75″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.

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.

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Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool

Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool
Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool

Feast your eyes on this one of a kind Pipe Bag!  Master Crafstman 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.

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Pipe Bag Cheyenne Style

Pipe Bag Cheyenne Style
Pipe Bag Cheyenne Style

This beautiful reproduction Cheyenne Style Pipe Bag is made of Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  The tabs at the top of the bag are edge beaded with pony trader blue beads. Reproduction beads in white, greasy yellow, pony trader blue, pumpkin and red make the beaded design on both the front and back of the bag. The fringe is approx. 16 inches long with the top 4 inches wrapped in white quills  and connected with white pony beads. This bag is nicely beaded and in good shape.

Overall this Pipe Bag measure approx. 33″ long.  The bag part measures approximately 17″ long x  5″ wide.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Blue

Whimsy Beaded Box
Whimsy Beaded Box Blue

A crafter beaded this Blue Whimsy Beaded Box with transparent Pony Beads in Red, Yellow, and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you will see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads as well as a hanging loop on the top.

Each side of the box is covered with either Blue or Purple fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with pink polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  This box measures approximately 3″ long x 2″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.

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.

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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!

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Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple

Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple
Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple

A crafter beaded this antique scalloped edge Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple using clear, blue, green, yellow and pink colored 5/0  Pony Beads. You will also see some gray Basket Beads. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads on each corner of the pillow. This piece was made circa 1900.

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.

This pillow features pictorial raised beadwork of a bird on a branch with leaves and flowers. The crafter beaded the design on a purple velveteen fabric which is still in good condition. The pillow has silk around the edges and back with is in good condition with no tears but has some staining.

It measures about 10″ x  8″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about 3″.

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Blanket with Beaded Rosette

Blanket with Beaded Rosette
Blanket with Beaded Rosette

This Black Wool Blanket features a 7.5″ Beaded Rosette.  Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Beaded Blanket.  He used Pony Beads in Pony Trader Blue, White Center Cranberry, Cobalt Blue, Mustard and White to create the Rosette.  He attached it to Braintanned Deerskin Leather and added a twisted Braintanned Deerskin Leather drop in the center.  He strung the drop with Blue, White and White Center Cranberry Crow Beads with two Antique Trade Beads at the bottom.

The Blanket measures 50″ x 61″.  The Rosette is attached at the center and measures 7.5″ in diameter.  The Drop measures 17″ long.  Keep this Blanket as is, or add your own beadwork to make a Blanket Strip.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsy Scalloped Edge Pin Cushion

Iroquois Whimsy Scalloped Pin Cushion
Whimsy Scalloped Edge Pin Cushion

A crafter beaded this Scalloped Edge Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear and colored Pony Beads. You will also see some gray-looking Basket Beads. The crafter also added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads on each corner of the Pin Cushion.

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.

This Pin Cushion features a floral/botanical design. The crafter beaded the design on what may have been a tan or yellow velveteen fabric which has mostly worn away.   Polished cotton in teal blue surrounded by red bias tape edging makes up the back.  You will see holes in the back fabric and sawdust is coming out.

The Beadwork on this Pin Cushion is beautiful, but the piece has not aged well.  In addition to the holes in the back fabric, the front shows significant tears.  Much of the velveteen has worn away.  Most of the beadwork seems to be intact, but you will see that some of the edge tassels have come loose. Some of the edge beads have fallen off as well.  You will find several pins remain in this Whimsy, signs that a previous owner used it for a Pin Cushion.

It measures about 7″ x  8″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about 3″.

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Strike A Light Reproduction Apache Style

Strike A Light Reproduction Apache Style
Strike A Light Reproduction Apache Style

This antiqued Reproduction Apache Style Strike A Light Bag features gorgeous beadwork and Tin Cone drops.  The crafter painted the Deerskin Leather dark red.  He created beaded designs with Mustard, Arapaho Green, Transparent Red, Turquoise, Cheyenne Pink, Cobalt Blue and White Seed Beads.  He made drops with 1″ Antiqued Tin Cones and attached them to the bottom, the flap and two long beaded drops.   The crafter used Pony Trader Blue and White Pony Beads for edge beading on the sides of the Bag and on the long drops.

This Strike a Light measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ not including the Tin Cone Drops.  The long drops measure 11″ long and hang from the top of the bag. One of a Kind!

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Bag Antique Apache Style

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.

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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.

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Whimsy Beaded Pillow Spade Shape

Whimsy Beaded Pillow Spade Shape
Whimsy Beaded Pillow Spade Shape

This Antique Beaded Spade-shaped Pillow Whimsy features Clear, Transparent Yellow, Red and Blue Pony Beads on an amber colored velveteen front.  You will also find Transparent Basket Beads in Gray, Teal Green, Red, Brown and White Lined Clear.  The crafter created three dimensional  floral designs and edge beaded the entire piece with Clear Pony Beads.  He or she added several Beaded Loop Drops to the bottom.  The back is a Teal Green polished cotton fabric.

This whimsy 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. This spade shaped Pillow will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

This Antique Pillow is missing several beads from the front and some of the beaded loops have come off.  The pillow itself is in good condition with signs of wear.  It measures about 11″ long x 11.5″ wide not including the beaded loops. The thickness is about 3″. Put your restoration skills to work to to recreate this beautiful design.  One of a Kind!

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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″.

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Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe

Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe
Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe

Add these vintage Pucker Toe Moccasins to your collection or share them with a favorite child!  The crafter made these Moccasins from Moosehide.  Above the puckered toe, he or she added a Red Wool Vamp.  A fur cuff appears round the Moccasin opening.  Some of this fur has fallen out. The crafter lined the inside of the Moccasins with light blue flannel.   On the Wool Vamp, the crafter created a design with Pony Trader Blue Pony Beads and White Seed Beads.

The Moccasins measure 6″ long x 2″ wide.  We do not think these Moccasins have been worn.  They could be worn as they are in very good condition for their age.  Or make them a bright addition to your Moccasin collection!

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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.

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4mm Round Greasy Yellow Beads

4mm Round Greasy Yellow Beads
4mm Round Greasy Yellow Beads

Love Greasy Yellow?  Don’t miss these 4mm Round Greasy Yellow Beads from India! About the size of our 5/0 Pony Beads, with a slightly matte finish.

We are selling these in 3.5 ounce packages.  You will get over 300 beads.

Limited Quantities!

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5mm Round Blue Glass Beads

5mm Round Blue Glass Beads
5mm Round Blue Glass Beads

These Round Blue Glass Beads are little larger than our 5/0 Pony Beads.  You will also notice they have a band around them that gives them sort of a barrel shape.  The holes measure about 1mm or even a little larger.  Nice medium Blue color.

We are selling these in 3.5 ounce bags.  Limited Quantities!

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Reproduction Bovis Seed Beads

Reproduction Seed Beads
Reproduction Bovis Seed Beads

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.

You can also shop for Reproduction Pony Beads!

 

Greasy Yellow is SOLD OUT.

Fan Beaded Meskwaki Style

Fan Beaded Meskwaki Style
Fan Beaded Meskwaki Style

This beautiful Meskwaki Style Beaded Fan is made with five hand painted imitation eagle feathers. The tip has 3″ red fluffs and a black and red painted center quill. Smoke colored brain tanned leather wraps the handle with white pony beads on the trim. A beaded design of red, black, white and rose colored beads decorates the front. A scalloped edge brooch adorns the bottom of the handle. The crafter also added 9″ leather and 4″ wool tassels to the bottom of the handle.

This fan measures 20″ long  not including the tassels. The widest part of the fan measures 5.5″.

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Moccasins Antique Beaded Baby

Moccasins Antique Beaded Baby
Moccasins Antique Beaded Baby

Add these adorable Antique Beaded Baby Moccasins to your collection!  The crafter made them in a classic Iroquois style with White, Greasy Yellow, Clear and Cheyenne Pink Pony Beads.  He or she used Deerskin Leather and added a fabric lining.  Red fabric lines the cuff and Red Bias Tape edges the opening and provides ties.  They measure approximately 5″ long x 2.25″ wide.  They stand about 2″ high.

You will see some bead loss on these Moccasins.  The Moccasins themselves have deteriorated. One vamp has separated completely from the sole.   We are selling them only as a collectible. One of a Kind!

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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″.

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Beadwork Pin Cushion Shadowbox

Beadwork Pin Cushion Shadowbox
Beadwork Pin Cushion Shadowbox

This Shadowbox with Pin Cushion Beadwork will make a nice display in your home. A crafter beaded this antique scalloped edge pin cushion using clear, blue, green, yellow and red transparent beads. You will also see some clear Basket Beads in the design. The crafter added white pony beads around the edge. The pictorial raised beadwork of a bird on a branch with leaves. The pin cushion is no longer usable and the revenants are displayed in a 9″ x 11″wooden shadowbox.

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.

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Reproduction Northern Plains Tab Belt Bag

Reproduction Northern Plains Tab Belt Bag
Reproduction Northern Plains Tab Belt Bag

The Reproduction Northern Plains Tab Belt Bag features Braintanned Deerskin Leather and Red Wool (with the Hudson Bay tag still attached). A Tab Bag includes a decorated flap that covers a smaller pouch. This one comes attached to a red wool sash so you can wear it around your waist.

Master Craftsman Andy Bullock used Lazy Stitch to do the beadwork on the flap. The reproduction Seed Bead colors include White Center Cranberry Red, Mustard, Cobalt Blue and Pony Trader Blue. He also beaded the sides of the hidden pouch. The Braintanned Deerskin Leather fringe surrounds three sides of the flap and measures 2.5″ long.

The Tab Flap measures approx. 7″ long  x 3.5″ at the widest point. The hidden pouch measures 4″ wide x 3″ deep. The wool ties measure approx. 72″ long.

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Knife Sheath – Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel

Knife Sheath - Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel
Knife Sheath – Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel

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 of 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.

This Knife Sheath measures 9.5″ long x 3″ wide.

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Headband Beaded Black

Headband Beaded Black
Headband Beaded Black

Add this Loomwork Beaded Headband to your collection or try it on for size!  You could also wear it as a hat band.  The crafter designed the 20 row Loomwork band to say IROQUOIS in white letters on a black background.  He or she added white crosses on either side.  The edges feature beaded loops made with 4mm iridescent Tube Beads and Yellow Pony Beads.  The crafter attached this to a black felt lining with with black leather strips on the ends.  Pieces of oil tanned Leather Lacing serve as ties.

This Headband measures 20″ long x 1.5″ wide, not including the beaded loops or the Leather Lacing ties.  The ties measure 9″ long. and the loops add another inch to the width.  You will notice a couple of the beaded loops have come off the the top.  These could be replaced or you can wear the headband as is.

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Whimsy Lot Vintage

Whimsy Lot Vintage
Whimsy Lot Vintage

This lot of vintage whimsies includes a canoe, blue strawberry and a small purse.

The canoe is made with red velvet and 10/0 seed beads around the border. The crafter used Yellow and Blue beads to spell out the word Canoe on the side of the piece and they used multi colored beads to make four loops on the bottom. Blue fabric lines the inside of the canoe and a red ribbon makes the hanging loop. The canoe measures 4.5″ long, 2″ tall and 1.5″ at the widest part of the boat.

The crafter made the strawberry with blue and green velvet, dark green 8/0 pony beads around the center and on the hanging loop. In addition, they added three hanging tassels with white and blue seed beads. The strawberry measures 3.5″ tall and 2″ in diameter at the widest part on the top.

The purse is older than the other two items. The crafter made it with yellow fabric on the outside and red the inside. The piece features an abstract floral design of blue, white, yellow green and clear 10/0 seed beads. The top opens and has a clasp to close it. The purse measures 3″ long and 2.25″ tall and 1″ wide.

This Lot of Whimsies remains in very good condition and will make an great addition to your collection!

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In the Spirit of the Horse

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In the Spirit of the Horse Painted Pony Festival Fundraiser

Location: 96 Swimming Hole Rd, Harwinton CT 06792

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm rain or shine

Details:  come join us for a fun filled and educational day. Traditional painted ponies and holster ceremony.  Native American drumming, singing and dancing.

Host Drum: Northern Lights

Guest Drum: Winds of Change

Pony rides available ($5.00).   There will be crafts and raffles.  Food and fun for the whole family.

The DT’s Acoustic Duo/Trio performance for 6:00- pm-8:00 pm tickets for the performance $20.00 donation

All proceeds to benefit SBF Animal Rescue 

Contact info:  860-428-7271

Whimsy Oval Pin Cushion

Whimsy Oval Pin Cushion Blue
Whimsy Oval Pin Cushion

This Blue Oval Pin Cushion Whimsy was made using  Clear Basket and Pony Beads. The crafter beaded a pictorial design on blue velvet fabric. The whimsy has a threaded loop on the top for hanging. The blue fabric is in good condition on the front and a light discoloration on the back.

The Whimsey measures about 2.5″ at the widest section and 4.5″ tall not including the 2″ loop on the top.

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.

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Shoulder Bag with Wampum Flap

Shoulder Bag with Wampum Flap
Shoulder Bag with Wampum Flap

Carry your essentials in style with this reproduction Shoulder Bag!  The crafter started with Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  He covered the front flap with Glass Wampum loomwork in a Diamond design using Cobalt Blue and White Glass Wampum Beads. Then he added Red Wool to the sides of the flap.  On the bottom, he attached 1″ Tin Cone drops made with Orange Deer Hair and topped with White Center Navy Pony Beads.  Next he created a Wampum Strap using Cobalt Blue and White Glass Wampum Beads in the Diamond design.

This Bag measures 9.5″ long x 9″ wide not including the Tin Cone Drops.  The strap is 38″ long overall and 1.5″ wide.

You won’t want to miss this large, striking Shoulder Bag!   One of a Kind!

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Beaded Rosette Bag Mustard & Green

Beaded Rosette Bag Mustard & Green
Beaded Rosette Bag Mustard & Green

Another fabulous creation by Master Craftsman Andy Bullock! Andy created this 7.5″ diameter Lazy Stitch Rosette and then turned it into a bag!  He used soft Braintanned Leather Deerskin for the Rosette and the back of the bag. For the handle, he wrapped a piece of wool Broadcloth accentuated with White, Clear Blue, Mustard and Periwinkle Seed Beads.

These bead colors are a feast for the eyes! For the main part of the Rosette, Andy used Mustard, Green, Clear Red, Periwinkle, Clear Blue and White Seed Beads. Then Andy continued with Clear Blue, Clear Red and Periwinkle Seed Beads around the edge of the Bag. The top of the Bag features a little beaded peak.

Additional features include Antique Trade Beads, Greasy Yellow Pony Beads and Hawk bells strung on Braintanned Deerskin Leather fringe that attaches the handle to the bag.

The Bag measures approximately  7.75″ in diameter.  The handle adds 4″ to the overall length.

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Purse Beaded Pink Velveteen

Purse Beaded Pink Velveteen
Purse Beaded Pink Velveteen

Carry your treasures in this small Beaded Pink Velveteen Purse!  The crafter made it with an unusual ‘wrinkled’ pink velveteen with a floral sateen lining.  He or she beaded floral designs on the front flap and the back with Seed Beads in White, Clear, Trans Red, Cheyenne Pink, Trans Teal, Pumpkin, Trans Amber, Pony Trader Blue, and Turquoise.  Around the edges, the crafter added Clear Seed Bead loops.  The purse closes with a metal hook & thread loop.

This purse measures 5.25″ x 3.25″ when closed.  You will see some staining on the inside and a couple of the bead loops have come unfastened.  Otherwise there doesn’t seem to be any bead loss.

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In the Spirit of the Horse Powwow

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In the Spirit of the Horse Powwow

Location: 96 Swimming Hole Rd Harwinton CT 06792

Time: 10:00 am  – 5:00 pm Rain or Shine

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm performance and meal ($20.00 donation)

Details:  SBF Proudly Presents In the Spirit of the horse powwow( Painted Pony Festival Fundraiser). Come join us for a fun filled and educational day.    Traditional painted ponies and halter ceremony. Native American Drumming, singing and dancing.  Host Drum Northern Lights with Guest Drum Soaring Thunder. You will have a chance to meet our rescues.  Enjoy shopping at our craft vendors or take a pony ride.  Food and fun for the whole family.

Contact information: 860-428-7271

 

Whimsy Pillowtop with Bird

Whimsy Pillowtop with Bird
Whimsy Pillowtop with Bird

This turn of the century Beaded Pillowtop with Bird Whimsy is in exceptional condition with no bead loss. The purple velvet has a raised pictorial beadwork design of a bird with flowers and leaves. The design is made with yellow, green, red, blue and white 5/0 pony beads and glass basket beads with a gray lining. The doily is backed with silk.

This Whimsy measures 11.25″ x 10.25″. The tassels measure about an inch around the sides.

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Antique Whimsy Lot

Antique Whimsy Lot
Antique Whimsy Lot

Four unique Antique Beaded Whimsies come with this Lot.  You will get a Mini Purse, a Pincushion like ornament and two Wall Pockets.

These are classic examples 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.

The Mini Purse comes in Dark Red fabric over a cardboard base with Clear Pony Beads and Basket Bead designs.  The front flap features a Botanical design and the back has a Bird design.  It measures about 3.75″ long x 2.5″ wide.   The fabric has deteriorated and it has suffered noticeable bead loss.  Only one of the closure clasps remains and one of the loop tassels has fallen off.

The Pincushion Ornament features a rounded top and a pointed bottom.  The crafter used Red fabric for the front and what may have been Blue on the back.  He or she bound the edges with bias tape.  On the front, the crafter created a medallion design in Clear and Transparent Green Seed Beads and Blue Basket Beads.  Below this, you will find White Seed Beads spelling NIAGARA FALLS 1924.  A loop of assorted Seed Beads at the top allowed the Pincushion to hang.   This piece measures about 4.5″ x 4.5″ at its widest points.  You will see some bead loss in the word ‘FALLS’ and the Fabric has faded in color.  Otherwise, this piece remains in very good condition for its age.

The smaller Wall Pocket has lost most of its Red Wool Fabric and edging.  Most of the Clear Seed Bead and Basket Beads that form the Botanical designs remain.  The back fabric is intact.  It measures about 6.5″ tall x 4″ wide.

The larger Wall Pocket features a deep Wine colored velveteen on the front.   The Clear Seed Beads of the floral medallions remain mostly intact, but the Basket Bead centers have come off of most of them.  You will see further bead loss around the edges and some of the Clear Seed Bead tassel loops have come off.  If there was a hanging loop at the top, it is no longer present.  The back fabric shows spotting and small holes. The front pocket retains its shape, the cardboard has not collapsed. This Wall Pocket measures about 8.5″ tall (not including the Beaded Tassels) x 5″ at the widest point.

We are selling these Antique Beaded Whimsies as a lot.

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Breastplate with Beaded Rosette

Breastplate with Beaded Rosette
Breastplate with Beaded Rosette

Wear this fabulous Men’s Breastplate at your next event! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock designed this 12 row Breastplate with 4.5″ long Antiqued Bone Hairpipe. He accented it with Greasy Yellow and Transparent Green Crow Beads. On the sides, Andy added 8″ long White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing for fringe.

On the front, Andy attached a 3″ partially Beaded Rosette.  He used White, Greasy Yellow, Pony Trader Blue, White Center Red, Transparent Pink and Transparent Green Seed Beads. Two 8″ long drops strung with Brass Beads, two Watermelon Chevron Beads and two Antique Trade Beads hang from the center of the Rosette.  The top features two sections of 1″ Antiqued Bone Hairpipe interspersed with Greasy Yellow and Transparent Green Crow Beads.  Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing strung with more Crow Beads can be adjusted to the length you prefer for wearing.

The Breastplate measures 10.5″ wide (not including the Fringe) and 4.5″ long.   One of a Kind!

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Barrette Beaded Rosette with Quills

Barrette Beaded Rosette with Quills
Barrette Beaded Rosette with Quills

Show off your hairstyle with this Beaded Rosette Barrette!  The crafter made the 2.25″ Beaded Rosette with Light Blue, Black, Wine, Red and Orange Seed Beads around a star design created with natural Porcupine Quills.  Then he or she added three dimensional edge beading around it.  In the very center you will see a Purple Pony Bead.  The Rosette is backed with Smoke colored Deerskin Leather which holds the narrow 2″ long Barrette.  It is a strikingly beautiful Barrette!

This Barrette came from a collection. You will see discoloration on the back.  One of a Kind!

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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

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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Glass Seed Beads Hanks 10/0 to 13/0

Seed Beads
Glass Seed Beads  10/0 to 13/0

You will find that Czech seed beads the finest, most uniform sized beads made. We sell them by the hank or an equivalent weight.

A hank is a series of strings of beads with a total length of 240 inches.

Size 10/0 is the largest seed bead, while 13/0 is the smallest size we stock. Premium Colors have a higher price.

Numbers of beads per hank. Counts will vary depending on the manufacture of the bead

  • 10/0 3,100 beads
  • 11/0 4,100 beads
  • 12/0 4,600 beads
  • 13/0 5,100 beads

Please keep in mind that colors are difficult to show on computer screens! Always order enough of a color to complete a project because individual dye lots will vary.

Note: Some colors may not be available in all sizes.

Need larger quantities?  Buy by the Half Kilo!

Looking for something larger?  Try our Pony Beads!

Antique Moccasins: Montaignais Naskapi

Antique Algonquin moccasins

Identifying Antique Moccasins

Antique MoccasinsThis pair of antique moccasins was crafted in the early 20th century.  The crafter was probably a Northeastern Algonquin from the eastern part of Canada.  Their origin is determined by the construction and decoration of the moccasins.

The moccasins themselves are constructed with Braintanned Deerskin.  Native Americans tanned their own deerhides using the brain of the animal to soften the hide.  After it was soaked and worked, it was smoked to preserve it.  Until Europeans brought commercial tanning methods to North America, all animal leather was braintanned.  The moccasins were sewn together with cotton thread instead of real animal sinew, so they were created in the historical period. Continue reading Antique Moccasins: Montaignais Naskapi

Hand Made Dolls

Hand Made Dolls 
Hand Made Dolls

If there is a universal child’s toy, it may well be a doll.  Whether hastily made from scrap material at hand, or painstakingly made to exacting detail, dolls “speak” to our humanity.  At first glance, dolls are simple play-things… suffering the ravages of many other mere “toys”.  However, there are many other reasons dolls are created and decorated for children.  Dolls may also be used to teach children important cultural and educational lessons in dress, hair style, adornment and dexterity.

Some dolls are created for specific purposes or occasions.  Others are made with whimsy and artistic license.  There are no limits to the variety of dolls.  This author is particularly interested in beadwork as a decorative medium.  By making a basic cloth doll body, there are unlimited ways to construct and decorate these miniature personalities. Continue reading Hand Made Dolls

19th Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

19th Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

Location: Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park 635 Farmers Mills Rd Carmel NY 01512

Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm   Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Deatils : Family fun activities all weekend long: TeePee, storyteller, pony rides, kid’s bouncy house, Native American food and Arts & Craft vendors, Native American drums & dancing, Skyhunters in Flight birds of prey demonstration. There is a schedule provided; however starting times can be somewhat flexible. There is no word for time in any Native American language; we flow where the party takes us!

Saturday Night @ 7pm in the Big Barn is Movie Night! Come experience the Native American film industry! ($1 donation for admission to Movie Night)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Co-Host Drum: Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe

Guest Drums: Spirit of the Mountain Drum (Ramapough) & Grey Cloud Singers

Donna Gentile Music will be performing throughout the day!

Head Dancers: Matt White Eagle & Chris Morning Dove

There are picnic tables, bleacher seats, and shade provided (not guaranteed) Feel free to bring your own chairs, as seating does fill up quickly!

Camping is available at the Park for vendors, dancers, Pow Wow Committee volunteers. We have hot water showers and indoor bathrooms.

No alcohol or drugs are allowed; all dogs must be leashed and please don’t litter! We only have one Mother Earth – we must take care of her!

FREE Admission & Parking! Come be a part of our Family!

Contact:  Gilbert Cryinghawk Tarbox 845-225- 8154  eeawk1@verizon.net  www.nimham.com

 

Glass Seed Beads 10/0 to 13/0 HALF KILO

Seed Beads
Glass Seed Beads 10/0 to 13/0 HALF KILO

You will find that Czech seed beads the finest, most uniform sized beads made. In addition to hanks, most colors come in Half Kilo packages.  A Half Kilo includes 17.5 ounces of beads.  The smaller the bead, the more hanks come in the Half Kilo.

A hank is a series of strings of beads with a total length of 240 inches.

Size 10/0 is the largest seed bead, while 13/0 is the smallest size we stock. Premium Colors have a higher price.

Numbers of hanks per Half Kilo. Counts will vary depending on the manufacture of the bead

  • 10/0 10 Hanks
  • 11/0  13 Hanks
  • 12/0 14 Hanks
  • 13/0 18 Hanks

Please keep in mind that colors are difficult to show on computer screens! Always order enough of a color to complete a project because individual dye lots will vary.

Note: Some colors may not be available in all sizes.

We also sell Czech Seed Beads in smaller quantities. Shop for Seed Bead Hanks.

Looking for something larger?  Try our Pony Beads!