Custom Order Beaded Hatband ~ Exquisite Peyote Native American Style

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Custom Order Beaded Hatband for James Reid PEYOTE GEOMETIC DESIGN IN RICH EARTHTONE COLORS THIS PARTICULAR HATBAND WAS A CUSTOM ORDER AND SOLD. See story behind the product below. This hat band designed and hand beaded by myself personally, using the peyote stitch instead of on my oak loom. It's odd count peyote, giving it a natural curve for a crown of a hat. Peyote beading is like brick laying, only picking up one little bead at a time, and getting the bead to rest in between two beads from the previous row. Peyote is very labor intense. This one took over 60 hours to complete. "A WORK OF ART ~ HEIRLOOM!" This one I patterned similar to the geometrics from my Eagle~Owls Eyes hatband, only I had to incorporate it into peyote beadwork, and make it almost twice as wide. This hat band is the widest hatband I have beaded. Completed it finished at 1 7/16" wide, with 643 rows, incorporating 8,681 individual size 11/0 quality "Delica" glass seed beads, in six colors of Rich Cream, Black, Lt.Cream, Lt. Olive Matte, Med. Brown Rust and Turquoise. This one finished at 23 1/4" in length with Natural deer hide tabs and deer hide matching ties. This is an exquisite piece of beadwork, meticoulously hand~beaded for James Reid of Idaho. A one-of-a-kind Custom Order beaded hatband, to fit hat size 7 1/8. Each of my completed hatbands, comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity with my signature, date, and future contact information. LET ONE OF MY HAT BANDS GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR HAT" This one made a statement an a half! Exquisite!! Inspiration / Story behind this Product: I was contacted through my Artfire inbox, wanting a custom made beaded hatband in the colors and pattern of my Exquisite Peyote, only wanting it almost twice as wide. Wanting a 1¼"- 1½" beaded hat band. Even though a very time consuming Custom Order, it was an extreme pleasure beading this hatband for Jim, and the correspondance throughout the process.
Approximate Price/Value: $425