Native American artist Jonathan Blackbird Ramsay ( AKA Johnny Blackbird) and his line of  beaded hat bands

beaded hat band, thunder bird, starsBeaded band is done in no.11 seed beads and measures approx 22 1/2 in. long and approx. 7/8 in. wide with suede ends and leather strips for closure with a wooden bead. The off white thunder bird in flight is on the front, it`s on a brick red background representing the red people he protects and who`s spirits it delivers to the Mystery. From front to back after the thunder bird are links that tie the bird to his energy and power. The orange and red arrows are life force and strength. The path thats flown has yellow sun above and white moon below. The galaxy stars (sun on one side and moon on the other) send their medicine out from the dark, picked up by the arrow. When the band is on your hat and the circle completed you will see the medicine wheel form at the back. The red road (arrow shaft) is split by the river of life just like our own journey. The leather strips are left long for you to finish and trim. 


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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Spider mother design

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