Artist Donald Montileaux & Mickey Mouse

Walking into Donald Montileaux's studio, a colorful drawing of Mickey Mouse is prominently mounted on the wall and seems as if to greet us as we enter the space. Looking around at Donald's studio,…
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Donald Montileaux: History of Ledger Art

The other day we chatted with artist Donald Montileaux and got an inside look at his studio - we looked at some amazing work, had the chance to see some of his drawings in progress, and also learned s…
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Story of Lakota Ceremonial Masks

Donald Montileaux's latest series of work explores the idea of a protective masks. They were inspired by his friend Dakotah Hollow Horn Bear's story about a Lakota ceremony:A long time ago, prior to t…
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Beading How To: Applique Stitch

In our final Beading How To for the month, Michael demonstrates the Applique Stitch and shares a few tips to make nice, consistent stitches, help mark your place (its amazingly easy to loose your p…
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Beading How To: Materials & Patterns

Our Beading How To continues...in this episode, Michael talks about the best materials to bead on and shares a few tried and true tips for choosing/using beading patterns. What to bead on Leath…
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Beading How To: Edge Beading

Michael demonstrates Edge Beading…[he begins by showing a few examples of finished pieces with beaded edges and gives some detail about some unique edge beading he used on one of his bags]. On this…
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Beading How To: Beadwork Basics

What's the best way to hold your leather as you bead? What's the easiest way to work with loose beads? How do you load your needle with hanked beads? Do you have any recommendations for needle size…
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