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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Beading How To: Lazy Stitch

In great detail and in vivid color…Michael demonstrates the Lazy Stitch beadwork technique. Let's start here with the Lazy Stitch (I don't know how it got the name "Lazy" because its certainly no…
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Beading with Glass Beads: Lazy Stitch

After the overwhelming amount of great feedback we received after Michael's first beadwork technique video debut (he introduced us to the Applique Stitch), we just had to have him come back and…
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Kevin Fast Horse: Beadwork Designs

Before he even touches a bead, beadwork artist Kevin Fast Horse carefully creates each of his signature designs on graph paper to ensure the composition not only works visually, but will also ac…
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Beading How To: Applique Stitch

We've recently had some inquiries from those of you wanting to learn about different beadwork techniques, so Michael from our Sioux Trading Post offered to give us an intro. Today, he shows us how to…
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How to Burn Sweetgrass for Smudging

Last month, we announced the arrival of our new sweetgrass harvest. It led to a lot of excitement, and a few inquiries about how to properly light this sweet smelling herb for smudging, so this mon…
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How to Smudge with Prairie Sage

When smudging with sage, you may be familiar with the larger smudge sticks (bundles of dried sage) that are commonly used…but Michael, manager of our Sioux Trading Post knows a different (and some…
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