Whimsy Beaded Picture Frame

Whimsy Picture Frame

Whimsy Beaded Picture Frame

A crafter created this Beaded Picture Frame Whimsy around 1900. It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. 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 antique whimsy is a very unique shape for a picture frame. The artist chose Clear Seed Beads for most of the raised floral design and on the bottom loops and used gray basket beads. Polished cotton in a reddish color covers the front and silk covers the back and the inside of the pocket. Green fabric covers the edges. In some places you can see the paper used for the design.

This Whimsy came from a previous owner, but it remains in good condition. You will see some bead loss and places where the fabric has torn or worn away.  Additionally, one of the hanging loops on the top is broken with some bead loss. This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures approx. 7″ tall  x 6″ wide not including the beaded loops.  The picture place measures 3.25″ x 2.25″.

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Beaded Boot Pincushion/Whimsy

Iroquois Beaded Boot Pincushion/Whimsy

Beaded Boot Pincushion/Whimsy

A crafter created this Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Clear Basket Beads.  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 Whimsy comes in the shape of a ladies’ boot.    The front shows a dark red fabric.  Crafters often create Whimsies with velveteen, but we can see no nap left on this fabric to suggest it was velveteen.  Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back.

Someone added a braided Wool Yarn loop to the back of this Whimsy.  You will see a frayed place on the yarn, so you may not be able to hang it with this yarn. You will see some staining on the back, but the beadwork remains intact.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy measures 4″ long x 3″ wide.

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Whimsy Watch Pocket Antique

Whimsy Watch Pocket Antique

Whimsy Watch Pocket Antique

A crafter created this Beaded Antique Watch Pocket Whimsy with red, clear and blue seed beads on red cotton fabric. Polished cotton covers the back. The eight remaining tassels are made with blue and brown basket beads and clear seed beads. Although one tassel is missing, the piece remains in good condition with very little bead loss on the pictorial design.

It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. 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 whimsy comes in the shape of a wall pocket that holds your pocket watch.  This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures approx. 3.5″ x 2.75″ not including the Basket Bead loops.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded

Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded

Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded

A crafter created this Antique Beaded Pin Cushion Whimsy in a spade shape. The artist used clear, transparent yellow, green and red, blue and navy blue seed beads with gray and blue basket beads to make the raised pictorial design. They used basket and seed beads to make the tassels. The whimsy has some bead loss and fading on the fabric. Red fabric lines the sides with clear beads. The dark brown polished cotton back has some fading. A previous owner used this cushion, and it still has a pin in it.

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 Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures about 8″ long x  7″ wide. The thickness is about 3.5″.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Heart

Whimsy Heart Pin Cushion

Whimsy Pin Cushion Heart

A crafter created this Heart Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Gray Basket Beads. Three tassels made of seed and basket beads hang from the bottom. 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 Whimsy comes in the shape of a heart. The front shows a dark blue fabric. Crafters often create Whimsies with velveteen, but we can see no nap left on this fabric to suggest it was velveteen.  Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back. You will see some staining on the back and edges, and minimal bead loss.

The Whimsy measures 4″ long x 3.75″ wide.

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Whimsy Bird 1913

Whimsy Bird 1913

Antique Beaded Whimsy Bird 1913

Add this Whimsy Bird 1913 to your collection!  The crafter made this beaded  Whimsy with tan fabric.  Then he or she decorated it with Clear and Transparent Green Seed Beads and dark Gray Basket Beads.  The crafter added a lattice ‘bib’ of White Seed Beads with a row of sequins to the front.  A Blue Seed Bead surrounded by White Seed Beads serve as eyes for the bird.  The bird holds two loops of Transparent Green Seed Beads in its mouth.  Underneath the tail, the crafter used Clear Seed Beads to write ‘1913’.

The crafter attached three twisted threads to the bird.  You can use those to hang it for display.  This Whimsy Bird 1913 measures approximately 6 inches long and stands about 4.5 inches tall.  You will see some bead loss, including most of the date 1913 and some soiling.   It is in good condition for its age.  One of a Kind!

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs made by Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsy Beaded Star Pillow

Whimsy Beaded Star Pillow

Beaded Whimsy Pillow with Bird Design

This Whimsy Beaded Star Pillow will look fabulous displayed in your home!  The crafter made this beaded  Whimsy with light red fabric.  Then he or she created the multi colored bird design with sparkling Cut Seed Beads in Transparent Blue, Transparent Yellow, Transparent Dark Blue and Transparent Red.  White and Transparent Gray Seed Beads finish the design with two Green Tile Beads.  For the arms of the star, the crafter used Turquoise, Red, Clear, Transparent Amber and Cut Royal Blue Seed Beads.  Each arm has a loop of Turquoise Seed Beads hanging from it.   On the back, you will find red fabric that may not be original to the piece.  At the top, someone added a light blue ribbon that you can use to hang the pillow for display.

This Whimsy Beaded Star Pillow measures approximately 5 inches across at the widest points.  There is no obvious bead loss and the hanging loops are intact.  It is in very good condition for its age.  One of a Kind!

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs made by Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Beaded Heart and Boot Pincushion Whimsy

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy, heart shape and a ladies boot. from early 1900's

Whimsy Beaded Ladies Boot and Heart Pincushion

Crafters created these Beaded Heart and Boot Pincushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads around the edges and tassels.

For the center of the heart it has a raised floral pictorial design using clear, rose, teal and green lined basket beads. The heart has a small string for hanging.

The Ladies boot has a raised floral pictorial using clear, yellow, blue and green, seed beads . The red cotton fabric on the front of  these pieces shows minimal wear, and the polished cotton back has some fading.

The Whimsies do have bead loss and fading on the fabric.

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.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy Heart measures 4.5″ long x 5.5″ wide.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy Ladies boot measures 7″ high x 3′ wide.

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Whimsy Beaded Canoe Shape

Whimsy Beaded Canoe Shape

Antique Whimsy with ‘Gay Head’ Beaded on it

This charming Whimsy Beaded Canoe Shape will make a unique addition to your collection! The crafter made it with tan fabric in the shape of a canoe. He or she created a three dimensional botanical and geometric designs on both sides using Clear, Pony Trader Blue, White, Mustard, Transparent Red, Transparent Amber seed Beads and Pony Beads.  A few Basket Beads remain on one side. Then the crafter outlined three sides of the canoe shape with Clear Pony Beads and beaded the words ‘Gay Head’ on each side.  At one end, the crafter attached a strand of multi-colored Seed and Pony Beads.   A tag attached to this strand says “Beadwork, old, by the Indians on Gay Head Martha’s Vineyard”.   The crafter lined the inside with a different tan colored fabric.

One end of this canoe shape is open while the other remains stitched closed.  You will see some discoloration on the fabric.  There are several spots where beads and some sequins have fallen off.  The canoe measures about 12 inches long  x 3.25 inches at the widest points.  The bead strand measures about 14 inches long.  One of a Kind!

This antique Whimsy Beaded Canoe Shape resembles classic Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs made by Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsy Pillow Beaded Duck

Whimsy Pillow Beaded Duck

Antique Beaded Whimsy Pillow with Duck Design

This Whimsy Pillow Beaded Duck features designs in transparent Pony Beads.  The crafter made this beaded pillow in an inverted spade shape.  He or she used bright pink fabric and a dark red polished cotton material.  Then he or she created the beaded botanical designs with a duck in the center.  Clear, Transparent  Green, Transparent Yellow,  and Transparent Blue Pony Beads make up the main design.  Gray Basket Beads accent the designs. The word ‘DUCK’ appears on the front in Transparent Blue Seed Beads.  The scalloped edges feature edge beading and beaded loops of Clear Pony Beads accented with Pink lined Clear, Green lined Clear, Turquoise, Black and Red Basket Beads.  The crafter backed the pillow with dark red colored polished cotton.  The pillow measures approximately 7 inches x 7.5 inches.  It is about 2 inches thick.  You will see very little bead loss.  The pink fabric on the front shows several holes.  You will see discoloration and stains on the natural colored fabric.    One of a Kind!

This Whimsy Pillow Beaded Duck is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs that Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States made for the tourist trade.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsy Beaded Star Panel

Whimsy Beaded Star Panel

Beaded Whimsy Panel with Bird Design

This Whimsy Beaded Star Panel will make a nice addition to your collection.  The crafter made this beaded panel on tan and brown fabric.  Then he or she created the multi colored bird design with Seed Beads in White, Transparent Amber, Transparent Dark Blue, Greasy Yellow, Mustard, Cheyenne Pink, Green, Transparent Green, Clear and Transparent Red.  You also see three larger cut Amber beads.  The crafter added edge beading in White around the arms of the star.  A piece of green ribbon surrounds the design.   On the back, you will find white pellon fabric that is not original to the piece.  At the top, a piece of the pellon extends to create a tab for hanging.

The Whimsy Beaded Star Panel is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs made by Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.

This item measures approximately 6.5 inches across at the widest points.  You will see bead loss mostly around the edges.  The nap of the fabric has deteriorated and there are some tears in the fabric. The green ribbon has also worn away and come off in places.  The panel may have originally been the front part of a pillow that someone removed. One of a Kind!

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Pincushion/Whimsy Beaded Boot

Pincushion Whimsy Beaded Boot, from the 1900's , minimal deterioration on the front fabric, but all beads are in tact

 Beaded Boot Pincushion

A crafter created this Pincushion/Whimsy Beaded Boot using Clear Seed Beads and Clear Basket Beads.  It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States in the 1900s created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This Whimsy comes in the shape of a ladies’ boot.  The front shows a dark red fabric, that has deteriorated over the years. Crafters often create Whimsies with velveteen, but we can see no nap left on this fabric to suggest it was velveteen.   You will see a frayed place on the yarn, so you may not be able to hang it with this yarn. You will see some staining on the back, but the beadwork remains intact.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy measures 6.5 long x 3.5″ wide.

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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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Whimsy Floral Matchstick Holder

Beaded matchstick holder whimsy with floral design.

Matchstick Holder Whimsey with Floral Design

This Floral Whimsy Matchstick Holder was made using Transparent Yellow, Red, Light Purple, Gray, and Clear Pony Beads. You will also find green and brown basket beads along with brass sequins in the design. The crafter beaded two flowers on the two front pockets. The top and bottom are beaded along with beading along the edges. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels made with pony and basket beads. The whimsey has a beaded loop on the top to hang it up. The gold polished cotton fabric is in good condition.

This Floral Matchstick Holder Whimsy measures about 5.5 inches at the widest section and 7 inches tall not including the 1″ tassels. Each pocket is 2″ x .75″ 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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Whimsy Beaded Boot Pincushion

Whimsy Beaded Boot Pincushion

Whimsy Beaded Boot Pincushion

An crafter created this Beaded Boot Pincushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads around the edges and tassels.  The tassels also have clear and white basket beads. The center has a raised floral pictorial design using clear, rose and yellow seed beads. The sea green cotton fabric on the front of this piece has shows significant wear, and the red polished cotton back has some fading. This Whimsy comes in the shape of a ladies’ boot. 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.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy measures 4.25″ long x 3″ wide.

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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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Antique Whimsy Pin Cushion

Antique Whimsy Pin Cushion

Antique Whimsy Pin Cushion

A crafter created this Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Clear Basket Beads.  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 bird design surrounded by leaves in the corners. One corner still has looped tassels that probably appeared on the other corners as well. The crafter beaded the design on a tan velveteen fabric.  Most of the nap of this fabric has worn away.  Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back.

You will see many beads are missing from the edges of the pin cushion itself. Most of the design remains intact but the beads have become very dark.  Some of the clear beads are red and yellow. You will also see Green Seed beads in two of the corners. A white paint like substance appears in a few spots on the front. A previous owner used this Pin Cushion, and it still has several pins in it.

This Beaded Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures about 4.5″ square. The thickness is about 1.5″ and the filling seems to be intact.

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Whimsy Beaded Gold Bird

Beaded gold bird whimsey with dangles.

Beaded Gold Bird Whimsy with Dangles

A crafter created this Beaded Gold Bird Whimsy using Transparent Red, Yellow and Amber Seed Beads on gold polished cotton. You will also find Amber Basket Beads and brass sequins in the design. The bird has beaded dangles on it’s beak and feet. The eyes are made with green beads and red beads decorate the head. The beadwork is in good condition with little to no missing beads. You will notice the aging of the fabric and see some stains. The bird measures approx. 6.5 inches long from head to tail and 6 inches tall with the feet dangling.

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 Beaded Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

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Whimsy Beaded Broom Holder

Colorfully Beaded Broom Holder Whimsy

Colorfully Beaded Whimsy Whisk Broom Holder

This Colorfully Beaded Broom Holder Whimsy features a floral design on gold material with rainbow drops at the bottom. The pieces has transparent red beads along the edges and some sequins in the design. This Whimsy measures about 12 inches long and 4 inches at the widest section The pocket is 3 inches x 1.5 inches 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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Whimsy Gold Beaded Broom Holder

Gold Beaded Whimsy Whisk Broom Holder

Golden Beaded Whimsy Whisk Broom Holder

This Gold Beaded Broom Holder Whimsy features a raised floral design on gold material with drops on the sides and bottom. The pieces has beadwork around the edges and some sequins and basket beads in the design. There is a beaded loop on the top for hanging. This Whimsy measures about 12 inches long and 5 inches at the widest section The pocket is 4 inches x 1.5 inches 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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Whimsy Beaded Pincushion Pillow

Whimsy Beaded Pincushion Pillow

Antique Beaded Whimsy Pillow Pincushion

This Whimsy Beaded Pincushion Pillow is ready to display in your home!  The crafter made this beaded pillow pincushion with purple velveteen and a natural colored cotton material.  Then he or she created the beaded botanical design with Clear, Transparent  Green, Transparent Yellow, Transparent Red, and Transparent Blue Pony Beads accented with Gray Basket Beads.  The scalloped edges feature edge beading and beaded loops of Clear Pony Beads.  The crafter backed the pillow with natural colored polished cotton.  The pillow measures approximately 7 inches x 6.5 inches.  It is about 2 inches thick.  You will see some bead loss, especially along the bottom.  The velveteen is worn in places and you will see discoloration on the natural colored fabric.    One of a Kind!

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs that Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States made for the tourist trade.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsy Beaded Box Purple

Whimsy Beaded Box Purple

Antique Beaded Whimsy Box

This Whimsy Beaded Box Purple will make a fabulous display piece.  The crafter used two shades of purple velveteen for the sides and a slate blue colored material for the top cover.  He or she created the three dimensional beadwork using Clear, Transparent  Green, Transparent Yellow, Transparent Red, and Transparent Blue Pony Beads.  The crafter lined the inside with a deep teal green colored polished cotton alternating with natural colored cotton.

The beaded ‘chain’ features Clear Seed Beads interspersed with Amber Basket Beads.  Beaded loops of Clear Pony Beads and Green Basket Beads hang from the bottom. The box measures approximately 4 inches x 3.5 inches.  It stands about 3 inches tall.  The beadwork is intact and the velveteen is bright and soft.  The top fabric has one hole and  you will see discoloration on the inside.    One of a Kind!

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs that Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States made for the tourist trade.  Whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsy Pillow Beaded Bird

Whimsy Pillow Beaded Bird

Antique Beaded Whimsy Pillow with Bird Design

This Whimsy Pillow Beaded Bird features designs in transparent Pony Beads.  The crafter made this beaded pillow with purple velveteen and a natural colored cotton material.  Then he or she created the beaded botanical and bird designs with Clear, Transparent  Green, Transparent Yellow, Transparent Red, Transparent Pink and Transparent Blue Pony Beads.  Gray, Green and Red Basket Beads accent the designs.  The scalloped edges feature edge beading and beaded loops of Clear Pony Beads.  The crafter backed the pillow with natural colored polished cotton.  The pillow measures approximately 8.5 inches x 7 inches.  It is about 2 inches thick.  You will see very little bead loss, especially along the top edge.  The velveteen is worn in places on the front.  You will see discoloration and stains on the natural colored fabric.    One of a Kind!

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs that Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States made for the tourist trade.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Beaded Bird Whimsy Pillow

Beaded Bird Whimsy Pillow, pin pincushion from early 1900's with pony beads

Whimsy Pillow with Bird Design Antique Beaded

This Beaded Bird Whimsy Pillow features designs in transparent Pony Beads.  The crafter made this beaded pillow with purple velveteen and a natural colored cotton material in the early 1900s .  Then he or she created the beaded botanical and bird designs with Clear, Transparent  Green, Transparent Yellow, Transparent Red, Transparent Pink Pony Beads. This Beaded Bird Whimsy Pillow has Gray and Green Basket Beads accent the designs.  The scalloped edges feature edge beading and beaded loops of Clear Pony Beads.  The crafter backed the pillow with natural colored polished cotton.  The pillow measures approximately 9.75 inches x 8 inches.  It is about 2 1/2″ inches thick.  You will see very little bead loss, especially along the top edge.  The velveteen is worn in places on the front.  You will see discoloration and stains on the natural colored fabric.    One of a Kind!

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs that Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States made for the tourist trade.  Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that  Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions.  One of a Kind!

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Whimsey Antique Green Beaded Matchbox

Whimsey Antique Green Beaded Matchbox

Antique Beaded Matchbox Whimsey

This 1906 Green Beaded Matchbox Whimsy was made using green and gray Pony Beads on cotton fabric. You will also see some gray and green Basket Beads along with brass colored sequins in the design. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels made with pony and basket beads and black silk fabric to the back.

The 1906 Matchbox Whimsey measures about 4.5″ at the widest section and 6″ tall not including the 1.5″ tassels. The pocket is 2.5″ 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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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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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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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 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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Whimsy Pocket Beaded Hummingbird

Whimsy Pocket Beaded Hummingbird

Whimsy Pocket Beaded Hummingbird

This Beaded Hummingbird Pocket Whimsy features a hummingbird on one side and a flower on the other. The crafter used clear, transparent green, transparent red, transparent orange, white and pink seed beads to make the design. The pocket is made with three pieces covered in red velveteen and lined with a floral fabric.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs made by Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States.

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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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Bag Beaded Tuscarora Style

Bag Beaded Tuscarora Style

Purple Tuscarora Style Beaded Bag

Add this petite Bag Beaded Tuscarora Style to your Whimsy or Bag collection!  The crafter used a deep Purple fabric edged with silk ribbon.  He or she used Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads to create the three dimensional botanical designs on the front and back of the Bag.  The the crafter outlined the design with White Seed Beads.  Edge beading and dropped Loops of Clear Pony Beads finish the piece.   The top flap opens and the crafter lined the inside with fabric.

This Beaded Bag measures 3.75″ x 4.25″ .  You will see some of the Edge Beading and Beaded Loops have come off of the bag.  It shows soiling due to its age.  One of a Kind!

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