Crafty Crawford

Quality Native American Art, masked sporrans, wolf claws, bear claws, wampum, masked sporrans,
Berserker, ulfhednar, wolf headdress, bear headdress, and more!
Sister site to www.cherokeespirits.com

About Wampum

  • Glass wampum, clay wampum and authentic wamupm
    Glass wampum, clay wampum and authentic wamupm
  • Previous work
    Previous work
  • Glass wampum, matte glass XS wampum
    Glass wampum, matte glass XS wampum
  • Authentic, Glass, Clay
    Authentic, Glass, Clay
Glass wampum, clay wampum and authentic wamupm
Glass wampum, clay wampum and authentic wamupm
Authentic Wampum beads were originally carved from the Quahog shell that lives on the Eastern coasts of the United States. Typically these shells were made into very large belts, typically measuring several feet long by a few feet wide. The belts were not worn despite the misleading name but contained stories and represented the promises and laws brought to us by the "Peace Keeper." Each bead takes 5-7 hours to make. Woven around plant fibers or leather these beautiful pieces held ceremonial value to our Woodland Peoples.

After the settlers arrived so too came the glass beads. Easier and cheaper to produce it there were now even more straps, necklaces and more items. Following the glass this century has come the clay beads. All have their own unique qualities. I carry Authentic shell bead items, Glass as well as Clay.