Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fully Beaded Baby Moccasins

A few months ago I finished these fully beaded moccasins for my 1 year old son. They are a Shoshone Design. I made them to match his Grass Outfit from a previous post. These are a size 3.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Crow Inspired Earrings...

After a recent visit to the Crow Agency in Montana, I was really inspired by Crow beadwork. Their beadwork is amazing. Here are some beaded earrings I made...These ones are about the size of a quarter...
and these ones are about the size of a 1/2 dollar...They are backed with leather and have a beaded border.

Beaded Pouches...

I've always been interested in Museum-quality reproductions of old Indian beadwork. Here are a couple of my "renditions" of Old beadwork. I used some "old" beads in colors that are hard to find to make them look a little more authentic.
This beadwork is a Sioux style...The pouch above was made out of commercial tanned hide; and the one below with more traditional Brain-tanned deer hide.