Amazing Hand Beaded Vans by Charlene Holy Bear | Native American

Amazing Hand Beaded Vans by Charlene Holy Bear | Native American

Charlene Holy Bear's beaded Vans shoes have done more than “catch the eye.”

They've caught the Today Show and Vogue Magazine!

Check out the amazing video they put together of Holy Bear's incredible work below.

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Because of her beadwork, she has been featured on Vogue and

From Vogue interview:

“Everyone gets all dressed up in their traditional regalia,” says Holy Bear, a member of the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Tribe who is known for her intricate beadwork. “I hadn’t had any time to prepare outfits for us but I wanted my 4-year-old son Justus to look really cool. He had a new pair of slip-on Vans and I suddenly had an idea, looking at the checkerboard design.” Over the course of the three-day road trip to the festival, Holy Bear started hand-beading the kicks and the finished product—a classic skate shoe tricked out with vibrantly intricate traditional Lakota beadwork—now has a waiting list full of street style–obsessed collectors clamoring for a customized pair.”

See examples of her beadwork:

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Shop for her beadwork on her store.

Last Updated on February 1, 2020 by Paul G

One Comment “Amazing Hand Beaded Vans by Charlene Holy Bear | Native American”

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    todd larson


    hello i would like to buy a pair of size 7 vans that are beaded

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