Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Monday, August 3, 2009

2009 Lincoln Indian Club Pow Wow

On July 31, August 1 & 2, 2009, Patrick and I vended at the 33rd annual Lincoln Indian Club Pow Wow in Lincoln, Nebrasa.

It was a very successful event despite the high winds on Sunday. We were forced to leave the sides of our tent down to avoid chasing our product around the arena. By so doing, we created our very own "sweat lodge".


It was great to see old friends and make new ones. One that I was especially glad to see was a very young "old friend". Her name is Nevaeh Horse, Ponca and Lakota. She is now six years old.

Last year, her Uncle purchased one of my barrettes to add to her lime green regalia. I blogged about her in my August 8, 2008 blog. If you would like to check back, you can see photos of her there.

Nevaeh is not only a year older but has achieved the title of "Little Miss Ponca". This year it was her Father who purchased one of my items for Nevaeh's new jingle dress regalia.

A new friend is pictured here. She is Angelina Nockai. All of this wonderful beadwork on her regalia was done by Angelina herself . She is such a delightful young lady, a college student and an excellent beader. In fact, we loved her work so much that we gave Angelina two baseball caps and commissioned her to bead them for us. When she finishes them, I will post a blog about them as well.

It is always such a pleasure for me to make something that someone wants to add to their regalia! There is no greater honor for me. Here is a young lady wearing one of my feathered hair clips that her Mother purchased for this event.

As you can see, it is the children and young people who fascinate me most. They are the future of our culture. It makes me proud to see them curious about our products, building their regalia and learning to be dance proudly. Here is Patrick discussing beadwork with a young Native "Diva".

I have posted more photos of this event on my Flickr. If you care to take a peek go to:

Our next Pow Wow is the Sac and Fox of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska. We look forward to seeing more friends at this event.


GrandmaMarilyns said...

Wow! Such a wonderful event. Love the children. Glad you did so well.

Judy Nolan said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, and looking at the pictures. I felt almost as if I was there!

Magdalen Islands said...

I really enjoyed your post and you made me wish I was there. Gorgeous outfits and beautiful people! Thanks for showing us.
Gimme A Dream from BeadSpace

AltheaP said...

Angelina's dress is just phenomenal!

joon said...

Joni, what a lovely post. One day Evan and I will meet you at one of your Pow Wows. Looking forward to it. Maybe we can bring your 'namesake'. :)

EclecticGypsy said...

Way cool. What a wonderful event to be a part of and what beautiful beadwork ~Brenda

jstinson said...

Thanks to all who have left such wonderful comments. It was fun to share this great event!

Bobbi said...

Hi, Wow, great event, thanks so much for sharing this! I'm happy that you did well and had a great time! Hope that you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and Happy beading...

jstinson said...

Bobbi, Thanks for you comments and Happy beading to you as well!

PussDaddy said...

What a bunch of cutie patooties!


maryeb said...

Great photos. It looks like a really fun event. Wish I were close enough to attend.
I went to a similar event here, much smaller but it was still fun.