Friday, October 10, 2008

Beading Links!

I don't normally use plastic beads, but my little sister sent these to me, and I sincerely thank her; I will use them to start teaching my young neighbor!
Links for patterns, Links for software, Links for how-to Techniques

I went through a few other sites, and found a few beading links that I hoped you would like. I have gone to them all and found that thers some good info on pretty much all of them.

Some are artlinks, some beading..If there are ones that you don't feel belongs here, let me know and I will check it out and remove it or move it!

Thanks! Happy Beading!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Graph Paper for Beading Looms

All of these bracelets were done with a loom. The center one was made by stripping buckskin and using it to replace the threads you would normally use for beaded loomwork. The blue and white glass "wampum" beads, ( not real wampum), were strung on with artificial sinew, and bucksin strips.

These pictures are of sold beadwork from my Pow Wow days...sigh,... I miss them terribly...

Free bead loom graph paper to print out. It should print out 8 x 10...

I found this paper on It's a pretty good website, with some free patterns that you may like. All credits go to that page. Check them out. To design a pattern, just use colored pencils!

Once the beadwork is complete. I sew it, ( not glue!!!), onto leather of some sort that is supple, like buckskin. beading needles are best, because they easily go through the leather with minimal effort. I have know folks who chose the glueing route. Its cheap, easy and has no pride attached to the work. Your work is a reflection of the pride you take in the doing, the love of seeing your work being worn 10 years later, like I have seen...It's a wonderful, please, NO GLUE!!!!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Beads and Feathers

This a fan a young friend made, I just thought it would be nice to show that the younger generation is still involved with culture

This is the first posting to this blogspot. I thought it would be a good idea to just have a site for the bead and leather work I have done, and hopefully will continue to do. If you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to email me at

May you Always Walk in Balance.

Buffalo it's unfinished state, went wonderfully to a traditional woman here in my home state!

This beautiful Pansy beaded designed rosette was sold on ebay!

Lovely ladies bracelet: , headed for it's home as a Christmas gift for a lovely lady, also sold on ebay!