Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Just finished making this beaded Rez Hat.   The artwork image is used by permission of the amazing Crow painter Kevin Red Star.   I have been a huge fan of his for many years - so this was a really fun project for me to do.  

I custom ordered the hat.  These "Sugar Loaf" style hats were and still are worn on the Crow Reservation.  You see them come out during Crow Fair.   They even have a special category in the parade for them.  

I did the beadwork using size 16/0 to about a size 22/0 antique micro beads.  I also used custom 2 facet cut beads and 24k gold plated cut beads.  

Think I will make another one soon.   Perhaps with a Cowgirl on it.  In my home turf ( Oregon ) women wore these too.  

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