Native American artist Jonathan Blackbird Ramsay ( AKA Johnny Blackbird) and his line of  beaded hat bands
medicine turtle, beaded hat band with sun and moon

Beaded band done in no.11 seed beads and measures 23 1/2 in. long and 1 in. wide with suede ends and leather strips for closure with a glass bead. The medicine turtle on the front with his medicine on his shell, is on a journey toward the stars. This turtle is going to the stars no matter which way it goes. Turtle cannot see this because when looking backwards it will only sees itself. He`s represented here with two heads showing he`s traveling a confused circular path. Next block is the red road inside strong fire arrows that contain the air and the water. The blocks are linked together just like the elements of life. The sun star lives on one side and the moon star on the other. Their energy with that of the mystery keeps turtle inside his circle. The leather strips are left long for you to finish and trim.

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My hat bands look good on a variety of color and style hats
beaded hat band, medicine turtle



white hat with spirit bird

bb seperator2If you see a hat band you love and it just won`t fit your hat, contact me here or go to my contact page and email me. I`m happy to take an existing design and make it work for you. On my Etsy page you can see my sold hat bands and browse through them.
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Recent Reviews

laurahollandholland1 on 11 Aug, 2017
5 out of 5 stars
Such a beautiful piece. You can feel the love that goes into every detail of Blackbird’s work.
petercolejr on 28 Jul, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
 Blackbird was very pleasant to deal with. His items are true OOAK and have a beautiful story along with them. These will be sure to keep my wife and I company for a long long time.
chularanch on 21 Mar, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Very pretty handmade beaded hatband. Looks great on my straw hat.
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