Glass Pony Bead Cuffs (Water Set)

$60.00 USD

Here at Beyond Buckskin, we like to look at history and tradition for inspiration.

These cuffs feature Pony beads, which were first introduced to our communities by French explorers and fur traders in the 17th Century. By the 1800s, these glass beauties were incorporated into clothing and accessories, alongside natural beads handmade from stone, bone, shell, or copper. Because of their size, they were easily transportable by ponies on trade routes and were important for goodwill early trade transactions.

These feature glass beads in translucent blue with metallic bead accents. Wear alone or stacked. Designed and made in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota by Beyond Buckskin owner Jessica R. Metcalfe. Adjustable to fit most wrist sizes.

  • Set of 2
  • Adjustable
  • Ships from the US

  • by Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)