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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2015, 04:44:18 PM »
Thanks... I need to work on it more.  I got started and never really finished. 
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2015, 03:48:52 PM »
I like this 'un...
Been going through a tremendous life style change here, so trying to make fun stuff time again...
Web site crashed and burned, died a horrific death and lost 15000 pictures!! Working on a new one now....

But times are a changin', hopefully for the better...

Here's some I've done, not the caliber as the ones above but I'm proud of 'um....Randy

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2015, 09:39:30 PM »
Nice work Churchandson, you really captured that period of time, thanks for sharing... 8)


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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2015, 04:41:56 PM »
Wow, Randy. Very nice beadwork. It all looks really good. Thanks for the pics.

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2015, 02:30:53 PM »
Hi

I haven't tried Beading yet, but I have a couple of items to try.  I currently have some 11/0 beads from Springfield leather in Light blue, navy blue, white and red.  I'm looking at trying a test sheath in some patriotic design.  I also have 100 sheets of 11/0 graph paper from Crazy Crow, so I'm a bit stuck on 11/0. 

I'm in kind of a hurry for one deal, I'm planning on beading a snow man picture on a knife sheath.  I've gotten a good sized sheath built to overlay the buckskin on.  I don't have the beads yet, but OBVIOUSLY 11/0's are my preferred size cause I've got the graph paper.  I need white, black, red, green (ever green trees in background), bronw (limbs), and sky blue. Is there any reason to buy Czech, French, old French, or German beads?  I read about them on Crazy Crow, but didn't work out a preference.

OBVIOUSLY this one won't be all that authentic....   ;)

Thanks

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2015, 02:29:49 PM »
So many talented folks here.  I plan to work on a knife sheath this winter and bead it.  I appreciate all of the talent here and may be asking questions...
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2015, 02:34:02 AM »
Hi

I haven't tried Beading yet, but I have a couple of items to try.  I currently have some 11/0 beads from Springfield leather in Light blue, navy blue, white and red.  I'm looking at trying a test sheath in some patriotic design.  I also have 100 sheets of 11/0 graph paper from Crazy Crow, so I'm a bit stuck on 11/0.  

I'm in kind of a hurry for one deal, I'm planning on beading a snow man picture on a knife sheath.  I've gotten a good sized sheath built to overlay the buckskin on.  I don't have the beads yet, but OBVIOUSLY 11/0's are my preferred size cause I've got the graph paper.  I need white, black, red, green (ever green trees in background), brown (limbs), and sky blue. Is there any reason to buy Czech, French, old French, or German beads?  I read about them on Crazy Crow, but didn't work out a preference.

OBVIOUSLY this one won't be all that authentic....   ;)

Thanks


Regarding the type of beads from Crazy Crow since you are just starting and doing a modern pattern I would go with the less expensive Czech beads. For most of my work I prefer the Old time French or German (have started using the German since the French are no longer made and some colors are no longer available). For specialty work such as repairs on old work or making a museum copy, I look for the old, original beads - Crazy Crow carries some now and again or got Beadmatch.com - the latter are not cheap but when needed they are a great resource. 

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2015, 08:08:49 AM »
Thanks
Will order later today.

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2015, 07:39:51 PM »
Very VERY Nice work!
A buffalo hunter's sheath with Cheyenne style beadwork


A pipe bag and pipe tamper with early (pre-1850] Cheyenne style beadwork

top of the pipe bag


a couple of gun cases and a sling with Crow style beadwork





A strike-a-light pouch copied from a Kiowa original


A close copy of an original Cheyenne quiver and bow case


A tomahawk drop or sometimes called flag - one side Cheyenne style geometric work - other side floral Metis style



A "medicine" bag for a friend - the pouch shape and some of the beadwork is copied directly from a Cheyenne  original -  I added several other bits and pieces of beadwork from other original Cheyenne pieces of the same era (1850's)
   

   

and sometimes less is more - a simple skipped bead outline motif on the sheath


I use 8/0 pound beads for most of my work which is most often pre-1860. Some beads are originals from the 19th Century while others are new old style stock from Crazy Crow. All beadwork is sewn directly onto the leather - either real braintan or the German tan from Crazy Crow - or wool trade cloth. Stitches used most are the Cheyenne style lane stitch (formerly lazy stitch) and the embroidery/applique stitch for floral or certain tribal styles such as Crow or Blackfoot. Crow work will often use 3 different stitches for different areas/effects.
For thread I use:
1) real sinew - elk or buffalo preferred, but deer will work
2) narrow imitation sinew - split in two
3) Cotton covered poly thread
4) Silk thread - my favorite and what I use on high end bench copies. I use fishing pole binding silk thread.


Along with the tutorial noted above see:
www.nativetech.org under glass beads http://www.nativetech.org/glasbead/glasbead.html
Also WIlliam Orchard's book - Beads and beadwork of the American Indians : a study based on specimens in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation - is available for free download here:
https://archive.org/details/beadsbeadworkofa00orch

My best suggestion for learning is to pick a particular tribal style or two and copy the originals as close as possible. Once you're comfortable doing that working on coming up with your own patterns based on those styles. Generally the various tribal styles are post-1860 and are seldom if ever mixed - keep to one style until you're really familiar with the differences and how they may mix under certain circumstances.
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2015, 09:41:43 PM »
Hi

I have a bead work question.  What is the best way to transfer a picture or design to the Buckskin?  I'd like to track what I have, but I guess I could re-draw it free hand and with a compass like I did in the first place.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2015, 03:02:47 AM »
Chuck the work you are showing is by far some of the BEST I have ever seen. KT
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2016, 06:10:36 PM »
One I just finished. The body of the sheath is 8-9oz vegetable tanned cowhide from the most flea-bitten, scar covered hide I've ever seen, carved in a crosshatch/quilted pattern. The metal spots are antique brass. The cuff is deerskin. The stitching was all done with artificial sinew. The smaller pound beads are modern Czech made. The larger beads are a mixture of modern trade beads, crow beads and  antique red padre beads. The tin cones were antiqued with muriatic acid and peroxide. The bone hair pipes were also antiqued. The fringe and tin cones are decorated with black horse hair. No less than four colors of both water and alcohol based dyes were used on the various components. All in all, I think it turned out pretty good.




Beadwork detail.


Fringe detail.


Stitching detail.




The knife in question is a 5" clip point from ML Knives.

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2016, 10:07:20 AM »
That looks great, Craig. Very nice work. Thumbs-up!

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2016, 01:13:06 AM »
While out in the Black Hills with my Grandson, I saw this Saddle at the Crazy Horse Memorial Museum
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2016, 10:11:02 AM »
Well, that sure represents a few hours of work. Fascinating bit of history there. Thanks for posting the photo, Johnny.

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2016, 11:58:32 PM »
 

CraigC that's just plain beautiful. KT
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2016, 09:44:35 AM »
Nice work CraigC!
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2016, 02:10:36 AM »
Great work Craig - was there any particualr inspiration for the design?
I  hope we can see more of your efforts

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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2016, 09:23:15 AM »
Beautiful work
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Re: Show Us Your BEAD WORK, Pards
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2016, 08:52:16 AM »
Thanks guys! I can't say that any particular sheath inspired the design but I'm sure you'll see bits of everything in Chuck's work. Seems like the beadwork pattern came from one of his sheaths and I just changed the colors. I really like red, white and black together.
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