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Native Tears

About this design:

Honoring the first Americans with components from their lives. Leather, arrowhead, beads, and an Indian head nickel as a visual. The strings of beads are tears shed for the loss of their lands.


Vintaj Stained Glass Window bead kit, seed beads, crystal faceted rondelles, brass headpin, beading wire, crimping beads, Deertan leather, arrowhead, Indian head nickel.

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very interesting design. I like the weaving in the suede cord.

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the way you used the coin and arrow, and the weaving is fantastic. Great piece!

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What an eye catching piece! What you did with the leather is amazing!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! I agree about the leather braiding–fantastic!!

  5. beaded banana
    beaded banana says:

    great job mom!

  6. udijay
    udijay says:

    Gorgeous! I love the color combination, and the central latticework with bead embellishments is SO creative.

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    Carlatherese says:

    Beautiful color combination & accents. Love the leather with arrowhead, coin & beads.

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    Wanda W says:

    Glad people enjoyed it.

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