Woodland Indians Forum

You are not logged in.

Announcement

  • Index
  •  » General
  •  » New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

#1 Jun-18-2011 02:55:pm

lenape_eela
Visitor
Registered: Aug-26-2010
Posts: 134

New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

http://cgi.ebay.com/beautiful-handmade- … 2eb5f82f29

something io just threw together if you all would be interested <

Offline

 

#2 Jun-18-2011 03:48:pm

sschkaak
Moderator
Registered: Sep-17-2007
Posts: 4342
Website

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

Damn!  If I was younger and still working, I'd make a bid.  Real handmade wampum beads!  (Not plastic--nor even mother-of-pearl.)  Very nice!  Good luck with the auction.

(If you sell this one, maybe you can get a new card and have it laminated!   lol )

Offline

 

#3 Jun-19-2011 09:32:pm

Suckachsinheet
Member
Registered: Sep-11-2007
Posts: 968

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

Very nice, Levi. But completely out of my purchasing power nowadays. Still, you won't find anything like it anywhere else; I salute your skills.


It's in the blood; I can't let go. - Robbie Robertson

Offline

 

#4 Jun-21-2011 08:39:am

Chevy
Member
Registered: Aug-01-2007
Posts: 1577

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

It's beautiful.

Offline

 

#5 Jun-21-2011 08:58:am

bls926
Administrator
From: Texas
Registered: Oct-21-2006
Posts: 12082

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

Levi, your work is beautiful!

Offline

 

#6 Jun-21-2011 07:52:pm

lenape_eela
Visitor
Registered: Aug-26-2010
Posts: 134

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

here is the necklace that is for sale and one that is definately not. i say def not cause it has prolly the largest cut and shaped wampum beads i've done to date. out of a hundred shells i think that maybe 5-10 of them shells might be thick enough to get a full sized bead out of it.  id say full sized like 10x20mm. i have a lot of smaller ones but they just dont look right. if anyone has any idea of what sized beads were generally used for wampum belts  i'm interested in knowing how large..i dont wanna speculate.

on this other necklace is a sterling silver beaver... it belongs to my girl lyndsey and she dances with it. soon i'm going to make bandoliers out of ke'kok , just so as to not have dance bandoliers that look like other str8 dancers.  ya gotta stand out to get a couple oohs, and ahhs..smile

/pb.php?url=http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k617/lenapefalleaf/import6-21-2011008.jpg

/pb.php?url=http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k617/lenapefalleaf/import6-21-2011007.jpg

/pb.php?url=http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k617/lenapefalleaf/import6-21-2011004.jpg

/pb.php?url=http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k617/lenapefalleaf/import6-21-2011001.jpg

Offline

 

#7 Jun-21-2011 09:53:pm

sschkaak
Moderator
Registered: Sep-17-2007
Posts: 4342
Website

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

"if anyone has any idea of what sized beads were generally used for wampum belts  i'm interested in knowing how large..i dont wanna speculate."


"In all the belts the beads are cylindrical, and are fairly uniform in size, ranging from one-eighth to five-sixteenths of an inch in length, rarely more, and about one-eighth to three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter."

[Source:  "The Technique of the Belts," by W.C. Orchard, in "The Penn Wampum Belts," by Frank G. Speck, Leaflet No. 4 of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York (March 22, 1925), page 19.]  (This is an excellent article, with a great appendix on how wampum belts were made.)

Offline

 

#8 Jun-22-2011 02:38:pm

Chevy
Member
Registered: Aug-01-2007
Posts: 1577

Re: New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

They're beautiful beyond words, lenape_eela. Thank you for posting the pictures of them.

Offline

 
  • Index
  •  » General
  •  » New Ebay posting to check out if yall interested<

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
© Copyright 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson