Indigenous-Inspired Jewelry and Makeup Tutorial

Indigenous-Inspired Jewelry and Makeup Tutorial

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Melissa ChilcotinChar has a few hobbies that are not only bringing in extra money but are helping her bring awareness and exposure to Indigenous cultures. Her beadwork, sewing, and makeup tutorials are found on YouTube and on Facebook, and although cooking isn’t a primary hobby of Melissa’s, it is also….

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Native American Beadwork | Traditional Beading History, Patterns & Styles

Native American Beadwork | Traditional Beading History, Patterns & Styles

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One of the most common arts and crafts practiced by multiple Native American tribes included the decorative use of beads of various types. Generations before Europeans landed on the shores of the new world, Native American beadwork used primarily stone, shell, quills, and bone carved patiently with non-metal tools. As….

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Amazing Hand Beaded Vans by Charlene Holy Bear | Native American

Amazing Hand Beaded Vans by Charlene Holy Bear | Native American

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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. Because of her beadwork, she has been featured on Vogue and Today.com. From Vogue interview:….

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The Beaded Hat Tutorial – The Red Road Beader

The Beaded Hat Tutorial – The Red Road Beader

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“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” A bit of bitterness leaves its stain I write this to you. I was never the best at anything in my life growing up, there seemed to always be someone better than me at sports, school, art, and pretty much….

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“The man behind the beadwork” – Brodie Sanchez Shoshone-Bannock Beadwork Artist

“The man behind the beadwork” – Brodie Sanchez Shoshone-Bannock Beadwork Artist

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It takes a tribe to raise a child…. As I read these words a thousand flashbacks from my childhood and adolescent years go racing through my mind and a strange mixture of emotions overtakes me and I ask myself how did I get here? 7 months ago, I was checking….

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The Hilarious Story Behind This Beadwork

The Hilarious Story Behind This Beadwork

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At first glance, this just looks like a regular image of a lady in regalia, beaded onto a keychain. But when I read the viral story of how this beadwork came to be, I almost fell over. Turns out the image came from a photo of Briana Kingbird (Ojibwe), the….

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Beader of the Week – Tawnia Littlesalt

Beader of the Week – Tawnia Littlesalt

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This weeks featured artist is Tawnia Littlesalt, a Navajo beader from Kayenta, Arizona.  Tawnia began showing interest in beading when she was 11 years old.  She would watch her mom, Ella Benally do beadwork at the kitchen table and have several looms laid out working simultaneously on each project.  Her moms….

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No More Spilled Beads!  All Beaders Need To Order This Now!

No More Spilled Beads! All Beaders Need To Order This Now!

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If you’ve done any beading you’ve had it happen! Spilled beads! All those beautiful colors now in one big pile on the floor! I’ve tried keeping them in the containers while beading, Tried dozens of different containers, but it still happens.  They always end up on the floor. Now here’s….

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How To Make a Beaded Rosette Medallion – Craft Tutorials – Native American Pow Wows

How To Make a Beaded Rosette Medallion – Craft Tutorials – Native American Pow Wows

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This project will help you learn to do applique rosettes on a small project. Beaded medallion necklaces have been popular for both men and women dancers for many generations. These instructions suggest using the new beading foundation as the material to sew the beads onto. It is a stiffened fabric….

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