Author: Noc Bay

How to Make Porcupine Quill Earrings – Craft Tutorial

Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent. Quills were dyed colors with...

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How to Make Feather Visors – Craft Tutorial

  Feather visors for Traditional Men dancers are worn under the front part of the Porky Hair Roach and extend out like a cap visor, but in a bird tail shape. They are made in various designs using tail feathers of various birds and, if you are lucky, from the...

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How to Make a Feather Hair Clip – Craft Tutorial

This project uses the new popular hair clip as the way to fasten feathers in your hair. Small domesticated bird feathers can be used for the feathers. These are from farm grey goose. Materials needed: 2 feathers that face the same direction 8 Pony size 5/0 beads 8 4mm metal...

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How to Mount Deer Toes – Craft Tutorial

  Deer toes have long been used as natural bells for dancers to keep rhythm with the drum. Some traditional men dancers are returning to this natural sound. Deer toes also can be used as decorative pendants. When attaching a group of them to a wood hand wand, they become...

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