1.5 mm round LEATHER cord is perfect for jewelry, lacing and more. $5 per spool
Ringneck Pheasant Pelts
Ringneck Pheasant pelts include the tail feathers and wings - and often (but not always) the head. You can use sections of the pelt, leaving the feathers attached to the skin, or pull individual feathers off to use on your gourd project. There are a wide variety of feather colors on each pelt!
*Note - the tail will be removed from the pelt to make packing easier and to prevent damage during shipping. $11 each
Feather and Bead Embellished Cabochons
These cabochons have been decorated with a row of beading and a layer of pheasant feathers. They can be sewn on or glued directly onto a gourd. Cabochons are approximately 2 1/2" wide.
Cabochons are available in red, green and blue
These exotic wood chopstick sets are a fantastic accent on gourds! Some examples are shown, every shipment is different. Please let me choose one for you. Each comes with a hardwood chopstick rest (Styles and colors vary)
1 set - Chopsticks and Rest $4
Chopstick Rest ONLY $2
Complete Asian Vase set - Pattern Packet, 4 Chopsticks, and 3 Chinese (Replica) Coins $10
NEW! 1 ounce bundles of 25" extra long clean black horsehair.
NEW! 3 ounce bundles of 25" extra long clean black horsehair.
*Horsehair works great with the small metal cones shown on the Metals Page
NOTE: My supplier has discontinued horsehair! When current stock is gone, it may take a while to find another supplier at a reasonable cost. Horsehair has gone up in price quite a bit over the last year.
Special Effects - Embellishments
Things that are out of the ordinary! These items are attractive and unusual accents for your gourd projects, and some are especially great for gourd masks.
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A chopstick rest makes a nice handle!
Use some of these exotic supplies to embellish gourd masks!
African Porcupine Quills
These quills make great decorative accents to your gourd projects. Use them for handles across the top opening of a gourd, or decorate a mask!
10 pcs. 4-6" THICK Quills $8 Out of Stock
10 pcs. 6-8" THICK Quills $10 Out of Stock
10 pcs. 9-11" Medium thick Quills $10 Out of Stock
10 pcs. 12-13" Thin Quills $10Out of Stock
NOTE: I hope to have more quills in stock by the end of January.
This gourd has beaded rosettes inlaid into the surface for a stunning (yet easy) beaded look!
Deer Skin Lacing
These 36" laces are soft and supple. Unlike the cowhide suede lacing you buy at the craft stores, this soft deerskin lacing is easy to use and hangs beautifully.
Now available in 7 colors! From top to bottom: Black, dark brown, dark saddle and saddle (chamois color), not shown: White, Turquoise and Red
$1.50 per lace
Feathered Gourds by Phyllis Sickles.
Be sure to visit the Inlay Supplies page and the Glass page for Dichroic Glass, Turquoise Cabochons, Heishi and more items for inlay and accents.
Spools of natural, black, red, and NEW turquoise colored sinew
Natural - $2.25 Natural - Large Black - $2.25 Black - Large
Ching Dynasty Coin Replicas
These are really nice replicas of the real thing. These go great with the chopsticks below and the Asian Vase Project. 3 pieces for $2 10 pieces for $5
These arrowheads are really nice quality. Each one is sharp and could actually be used on arrow reproductions. Each one is cut from agate, and no two are alike. The stone colors range from creamy tans and whites to jade green and brick red. Each one is about 1 1/2" in length.
6 for $5
This gourd has an arrowhead accent.
Be sure to visit the Bone Beads and Embellishments page for Bone Beads and other great embellishments. Or, visit the New METALS page for Studs, Conchos, Chinese Coins and metal cones. Individual pheasant feathers were woven into this coiled gourd bowl. The washer style beads are on the embellishments page.
SPECIAL PURCHASE! I bought out the remaining stock from my supplier - they have discontinued them. 5 cabochons for $15
Mixed Red and Green
Some may not be perfect, but it is easy to glue on a few
extra feathers if needed.
Center porcelain cabochon also available in red and blue