Little Spirits Fund
What we do & some of our good samaritans who are always helping. Pilamaya
Upcoming Events/New Creations
Where we're headed this fall & some of BeadSpirit Designs new creations.
Shauna's grandmother Viola, 96 years young, made 31 baby blankets for our Little Spirits Fund for the kids on Pine Ridge Reservation. She just keeps going & going. Thank you from us & from the kids you will help keep warm this winter.
Knitted Hats & Mittens
Another of our full time contributors is Diana. Diana does a LOOOOT of knitting for our Little Spirits Fund every year. This year, so far, she knitted 60 hats, 46 Hat/Scarf sets, 12 scarves & 3 hooded scarves for the little ones. 6 Boxes in all, will be shipped to Pine Ridge this fall to help keep the kids warm during the cold months. Blessings to this wonderful person for her contributions over the years. Ashoge/Pilamaya.
Our son David donates as well to the Little Spirits Fund. He makes his own jewelry & sells Saturdays at our local Farmers Market. Our elders teach us that the way of the warrior is all inclusive when it comes to taking care of the people. It is very important to teach our young ones about giving back to help others in need. Very proud of him! Aho.
Food, Clothing & Heat For The Elders
Every month from the sales of our artwork & private donations, we are able to send baby food, diapers, clothing & assist with heating in the winter months for those most in need. Last winter we were able to assist 12 families with heating in the cold winter months. At the end of every year we publish in our newsletter the items we shipped & the families we helped with heating assistance on Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D. This is one of the poorest people in the U.S. & many times the kids are lucky if they get one diaper change per day & many do not know where their next meal is coming from. While there is much progress on Pine Ridge through new programs & teaching the children, we still have a long way to go. We are forever thankful to those of you that have helped us through donations. If you wish you can donate on our website. Ashoge/Pilamaya--Thank you.
Galena Country Fair, Galena Ill.
Join BeadSpirit Designs for the annual Galena Country Fair in Galena Illinois, Saturday & Sunday Oct. 11th & 12th. Over 150 vendors offering original, handmade arts, crafts & fine arts will descend upon picturesque Grant Park overlooking historic Galena, Illinois. This is a great show to finish off our outdoor season & hope to see you there.
Waterloo Center For Arts Holiday Arts Festival
Join BeadSpirit Designs November 8th & 9th for the annual Holiday Arts Festival at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Downtown Waterloo, Iowa. Saturday & Sunday, 10-4 each day. Hope to see you there.
Madison Museum Of Contemporary Art Holiday Art Festival
Join BeadSpirit Designs Nov. 21st-23rd in Madison Wisconsin for the annual Holiday Art Fair at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. 90 artists will display & sell their creations at the downtown Art Center. Hope to see you there.
University Of Iowa Thieves Market
Join BeadSpirit Designs for the annual University of Iowa Thieves Market, Iowa City Iowa, Saturday & Sunday Dec. 6th & 7th at the Iowa Memorial Union on campus. 100 artists will exhibit & sell their creations. Free admission, juried art show. Hope to see you there. Click below for more information.
Magnesite Pendant With Beaded Jasper
Magnesite Pendant with beaded Jasper Center, Ceramic Bead Necklace. Click the link below for all the information.
Wolf Totem----Carved Wolf Head Pendant with Turquoise, Charms, Earrings. Click the link below for all the details.
Blue Kyanite Gemstone Beaded Pendant
Blue Kyanite Gemstone Beaded Pendant, Necklace and Matching Earrings. Click the link below for all the info.
Cats Eye Lime & Olive Green Beaded Pendant
Cats Eye Lime & Olive Green Beaded Pendant on Brown Multi-Cord. Click the link below for all the info.
Pilamaya For Your Support. Mitakuye Oyasin.