Living Traditionally: Chickasaw Bead Artist Courtney Parchcorn

In this video from Chickasaw.TV, Courtney Parchcorn explains how her artwork helps her get in touch with her history, and how that understanding of where she came from helps her to succeed in the modern world. This piece is especially meaningful to Parchcorn, "For All the Grandfathers"— which features an eagle motif symbolizing her own grandfather.

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Making Regalia – How to Construct Leather Belts – Craft Tutorial

Host Juaquin Lonelodge is back for Season 2 of Making Regalia. In the first episode he shows us how to construct leather belts, which he says an absolute regalia necessity. Making Regalia - Season 2 - Episode 1 from CATV47 on Vimeo. You can catch Making Regalia on the FNX Network or CATV47.com Check your local listings for times.

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Tutorial: How to Bead a Tobacco Bag, Lakota Style!

Benjamin Sitting Bull created a couple of tutorial videos for folks wanting to learn some Lakota beadwork. Watch as he adds beads to a small tobacco bag using a lazy stitch. Part 2 talks about finishing the edge And here he is with the finished product! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

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Get Crafty! Beadwork Tutorial for Moccasin Tops

This six-part tutorial was created by Anne of the Communities of the Voyageur Metis in Canada. She put this tutorial together in hopes that beginners would not be scared to try their hand at beading moccasin tops. These beautiful moccasin tops or "vamps" were created for the "Walking With Our Sisters" art installation which toured throughout Canada....

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How to add sequins to a Pow Wow outfit

What you will need:patternspare fabric (non-stretchy)interfacing (only needed if fabric is thin)embroidery hoopsequinsseedbeads1 needlebeading threadfabric gluescissorsA note ...

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Making Patterns in Peyote or Gourd Stich Beadwork

There were quite a few folks asking about how to put patterns together in gourd stitch so I thought I would see what I could do to help folks get started. This thread will discuss making design for 3 bead drop gourd stitch. I am going to 'attempt' to explain how I determine what kind of patterns I can put on a piece based on what the total number of beads that are pulled off when starting this type of ...

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Chickasaw Nation Showcases Thriving Culture Online

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is proud of its heritage and hopes to increase awareness of their culture and legacy by producing high-quality videos for the public to view. Chickasaw.tv is where the Chickasaw Nation's past and present come together. Take a look below at some of the talented members of this nation. Jeremy Wallace is a Chickasaw drummer, singer and stomp dancer. During his performances, Jeremy's connection to his ancestors and the Creator become palpable, as he honors his Chickasaw ...

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How to Do Threadwork on Feathers

After many requests, I'm finally getting around to a tutorial on threadwork....flat style (not stacked). Materials: Something to wrap...feather quill, dowel rod, etc. Thread...I love Sulky brand rayon sewing/embroidery machine thread Scissors...small and SHARP!!! Glue...whatever you like...I like Aleens Tacky Glue...dries clear and flexible...washes off fingers easily! Ruler or measuring tape Pencil or pen...I like Micron pens (indelible ink, super tiny point) Prepping surfaces to wrap: Bare quills: normally very slick...you might need to scratch the surface with very fine grit ...

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How To Make Your Own Bead Loom

By Robyn Rokar I just made myself 4 looms over the weekend and had the foresight to take some pics. It's a very simple loom...no need to mess with screws,nails, etc.... Supply list: 1" x 4" board, wide Strapping tape I bought a 8 foot board and had the lumber yard cut it in half to fit in my car. Here's a pic of the strapping tape I used and one of the spacer blocks I cut ...

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How to Make a Jingle Dress

Juaquin Lonelodge continues his series of tutorials on CATV.  In these two episodes he shows how to make Jingle Dresses. View more of their videos on CATV47.com. Making Regalia - Episode 6 - Jingle Dress from CATV47 on Vimeo. Making Regalia - Episode 7 - Continuation of Jingle Dress from CATV47 on Vimeo.

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