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indigenousflygirl:

More amazing work by Warm Springs tribal member Marjorie Kalama. Her work is always so detailed! #beadwork #warmsprings #ctwso #indigenous #latergram #deer

this is AMAZING
Jun 15, 2014 / 236 notes

nitanahkohe:

indigenousflygirl:

More amazing work by Warm Springs tribal member Marjorie Kalama. Her work is always so detailed! #beadwork #warmsprings #ctwso #indigenous #latergram #deer

this is AMAZING

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Jun 7, 2014 / 3 notes

Anonymous said: How did you learn how to bead? I want to learn but I don't know how and I don't really know anyone who could teach me

Personally i was taught by a friend of mine and his family. first they taught me how to bead using a lazy stitch and bead traditional lakota designs (they’re Oglala). When he got sick (cancer) and was unable to get together to bead, I learned how to bead rosettes via video by Sally Dosela’s youtube channel. 

I
've also had to learn how bead traditional style choctaw medallions and our lace collar necklaces. Since I'm living in Washington and not Oklahoma, Mississippi, or California (there's a large chahta population there thanks to the dust bowl) I had to learn via online videos and also talking with choctaw tribal members (both choctaw nation and mississippi band) how to make them correctly. Most chahta beadworkers were pretty awesome and more than willing to help out/give advice and/or perspective on the beadwork. 

I would say, from experience, it’s best and easiest when you have someone there to teach you. I would check to see if there are any native communities in the area or if you’re in an urban area if there are any native community centers you might be able to go to. It’s plausible that there’ll be beading classes there. If nothing else, you can make connections to people that do beadwork. It’s also best to learn with someone who knows how to bead because there are particular teachings behind doing beadwork that maybe taught to you that will not be talked about in a public forum like youtube or a book. 

niigaani-pinesi:

i enjoy beaded earrings so much, my new pairs i got today :D
Jun 5, 2014 / 10 notes

niigaani-pinesi:

i enjoy beaded earrings so much, my new pairs i got today :D

Jun 5, 2014 / 85 notes
fyeahindigenousfashion:

earrings, Kiani Kine (Diné)
Jun 5, 2014 / 116 notes

fyeahindigenousfashion:

earrings, Kiani Kine (Diné)

fyeahindigenousfashion:

beaded necklace with 3D bow, Jacinta & Jshen Tsosie (contact them for orders at jacinta_t@hotmail.com or jshen_t@hotmail.com, or follow them on Instagram at @jacinta_jshen_tsosie)
Jun 5, 2014 / 102 notes

fyeahindigenousfashion:

beaded necklace with 3D bow, Jacinta & Jshen Tsosie (contact them for orders at jacinta_t@hotmail.com or jshen_t@hotmail.com, or follow them on Instagram at @jacinta_jshen_tsosie)

kiagrumpybear:

For sale, beaded patch with rhinestone trimming. Made with satin three cut beads and seed beads. About three inches wide and two inches high. $50 shipping included. Will ship anywhere. #beading #beadwork #forsale #comics #pow #popculture #rhinestone #bling #handmade #craft #ndn #nativeamerican
Jun 5, 2014 / 88 notes

kiagrumpybear:

For sale, beaded patch with rhinestone trimming. Made with satin three cut beads and seed beads. About three inches wide and two inches high. $50 shipping included. Will ship anywhere. #beading #beadwork #forsale #comics #pow #popculture #rhinestone #bling #handmade #craft #ndn #nativeamerican

Made by Caitlin Hendrickson, Anishnaabe from Northern Ontario, Canada. Check out my beading blog caitbeads.tumblr.com
May 19, 2014 / 2 notes

Made by Caitlin Hendrickson, Anishnaabe from Northern Ontario, Canada. Check out my beading blog caitbeads.tumblr.com

Crystallena Price
Headband and earrings set with traditional floral/woodlands inspiration
ETSY: BeadChild
May 19, 2014 / 9 notes

Crystallena Price

Headband and earrings set with traditional floral/woodlands inspiration

ETSY: BeadChild

feministwerewolf:

kiagrumpybear:

Beaded Wonder Woman patch $30 plus $5 for shipping. Ship anywhere. First come first serve. I will ship after I receive payment. Paypal preferred at the moment.

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Apr 16, 2014 / 62 notes

feministwerewolf:

kiagrumpybear:

Beaded Wonder Woman patch $30 plus $5 for shipping. Ship anywhere. First come first serve. I will ship after I receive payment. Paypal preferred at the moment.

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