Photographs (left to right): December Moon 2008. Rush, New York; Castaway Beach, Dominica; Sacandaga Lake, Adirondacks, New York

Rich Hamell and Mike Galban

Wampum Belt Suppliers

Vendors

Waaban Aki Crafting

P.O. Box 564

Vernon, CT 06066

http://home.cshore.com/waaban/

waaban@cshore.com

Crazy Crow Trading Post

P.O. Box 847

Pottsboro, TX 75076

http://www.crazycrow.com/ orders@crazycrow.com
The Wander Bull, LLC

312 Martin Road

Washington, NH 03280

http://www.wanderingbull.com/  
Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.

133 North First Street

Pierceton, IN 46562

http://www.jas-townsend.com/  
The Wampum Shop

3080 4th Line

RR#1

Ohsweken, ON

http://wampumshop.com/  
Hal Sherman   http://shawnee-bluejacket.com/Hal _Sherman/hal_sherman.htm Artist
Gary Bertelsen   gbertels@insight.rr.com Wampum Beader
Mike Galban   Michael.Galban@oprhp.state.ny.us

Washoe/Paiute

Native American Historian and artisan

Peter Jemison   pjemison@rochester.rr.com Seneca Historian and artisan
Jamie Jacobs   jamie250art@hotmail.com Seneca Historian and artisan
Mary Jacobs   Wilmarjac5@aol.com Seneca beader
Darren Bonaparte   wampumchronicles@hotmail.com Mohawk Wampum Beader

Beads and Materials

Simulated wampum beads

http://home.cshore.com/waaban/

Tara Prindle

PO Box 564

Vernon, CT 06066

waaban@cshore.com

>10,000 - $0.06 ea

>9,999 - $0.04 ea

Artificial Sinew

http://www.jas-townsend.com/index.php

Jas Townsend & Son, Inc.

133 North First Street

PO Box 415

Pierceton, IN 46562

800.338.1665

1/2# Spool - $7.50

1/4# Spool - $5.00

Angled Scissors JoAnn Fabrics $25.00

5" Needles

Assorted Sizes

JoAnn Fabrics

$8.84/4

$2.50

Beading Tray

Amazon.com

And Hobby Shops

$8.08

Branding Iron &

Temperature Controller (not shown)

Monogrammed

branding tip with

name

Hexacon

http://www.hexaconelectric.com/CONTACTUS/tabid/61/Default.aspx

908.245.6200

$350.00

X-Acto Knife

box of 100 blades

Amazon and art stores

$5.50

$21.00

36" X 24" Alvin self-healing cutting mat

Alvin and Dahle are two brands

Art Supplies Stores, Amazon

$35.00

Brain Tanned

Deer Hide

need vendor

average $50.00 per hide

The artificial sinew line(1) can be separated into 5 separate strands (2) which are of appropriate size for weaving the beads. I cut the line into 4-foot length and separate the strands which are then wrapped onto a spool (3). The angled scissors are useful in trimming high spots on the rawhide strands once they are strung on the loom.