Saturday, August 10, 2013

BEADED COWGIRL BOOTS


Here is a pair of beaded cowgirl boots I made over 20 years ago....I never had photos of them until now 


The images are based on illustrations by Jo Mora....a well known Cowboy illustrator and painter. 


Each panel has a different image.  Hard beading if I remember because I did these direct on the leather....broke a lot of needles.  

Detail of boot panel. 

Angela

RE VISITING SOME OLD WORKS......

Ah.....vacation at last.   Having fun down in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   Staying with some old friends and getting to see some previous works I made that they own.   



A Plateau style pony beaded shirt...made out of Mt. Sheep hides,  Antique beads and sinew sewn.


A Plateau style Mt. Lion skin quiver...antique Italian beads and sinew sewn

Detail of beaded tail flap


A Quill Wrapped Horse Hair shirt I made,  along with a historic blanket strip.   Shirt is made from brain tanned mt sheep hides,  sinew sewn natural dyed porcupine quills. 

Its been fun to see these pieces again. 

Angela