Dancing blackbird

dancing bird on a beaded hat band

Aho and good morning my friends. A memory and a vision danced through me the other week so I was inspired, along with a nudge from Grady to make this latest beaded hat band. It is 23 1/2 inches long so it fits a rather large hat and an inch wide. The blackbird on the… Continue reading Dancing blackbird

Mystery, front and center

Hello my friends and aho! This beaded hat band is a departure from my recent story bands. Lately Ive been fixated on spirit, medicine and thunder birds on the front. The great Mystery and the energy have been on the sides with the magic and medicine radiating to the bird and to the back where… Continue reading Mystery, front and center

Spiders and Turtles and Stars

Aho fellow travelers. Years ago I use to bead a spider mother on a bracelet. The spider mother is very important to our culture and deserves to be honored, the same as everything else in our universe. I was inspired to change the design a bit and place her on a hat band as well… Continue reading Spiders and Turtles and Stars

Hats and Bands

Aho my friends. I went out the other day to post office. I don`t go out very much, mostly because of the traffic and the hordes of rushing people everywhere. What I noticed was the lack of hats. I remember when I was young, men wore hats. The baseball cap was just coming into fashion… Continue reading Hats and Bands

Turtle and stars

My ancestors and possibly yours considered north America to be turtle island. The story around it contains many animals, a turtle and an otter. There are many different turtles depicted among indigenous people. Ours is generally round with clan symbols on the shell and proportional legs and head. The one depicted here is a Sioux Turtle… Continue reading Turtle and stars