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How to Make a Bandolier Bag with Jared Thomas

BEAD AND HAIRPIPE BANDOLIERS Men’s bead and hairpipe bandoliers are common to a variety of Tribal traditional clothing styles. A number of design options are available using the same stringing techniques. The exact design are the option of the maker and can be made with a selection of beads, bone...

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Sewing Fringe Tips and Tricks

  We are often asked how to sew ribbon, flat fringe, or yarn into dance outfits or shawls for Grass Dancing, Fancy Shawl and other dance styles. The trend is to use these materials in very colorful designs. There are probably a number of ways to do this depending on...

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How to Straighten and Trimm Feathers – Craft Tutorial

Turkey feathers are naturally curved. To make them look like Eagle feathers it is necessary to flatten the feather quill without damaging the feather blade. In our example here we will use commercially dyed white turkey wing feathers. There are a number of methods used by crafters over the years...

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How to Make a Native American Hand Drum

Watch the video below to learn how to make a Native American Hand Drum. Video produced by Noc Bay. Learn to make more Native American Crafts in our Craft Tutorials. Copyright: 2005 by Loren Woerpel, Noc Bay Publishing, Inc.

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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...

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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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