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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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.
These are from a new supplier, and the price is much lower! Cabochons are approximately 2 1/2" wide.
Center cabochons are available in red, green and blue. $5 each
A chopstick accents this gourd.
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! Assorted lengths in bundles - sizes are approximate. In general, the shorter quills are thicker, while the longest quills are much thinner.
Single 4-6" Quill $.75 *50 pcs. 4-6" Quills (Thick quills) $30
*50 pcs. 6-8" Quills (Thin quills) $32
*50 piece bundles - very limited supply
Quills are now harder to obtain and the prices are increasing.
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 6 colors! From top to bottom: Black, dark brown, dark saddle and saddle (chamois color), not shown: Turquoise and Red.
$1.50 per lace
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
Pelt - NO Tail $9
Individual pheasant feathers were woven into this coiled gourd bowl. The washer style beads are on the embellishments page.
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, and red colored sinew
Natural - $2.25 Natural - $10 Black - $2.25 Black - $10
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.
Turquoise and Red
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.
1 ounce bundles of 15" long clean black horsehair. $6 each
3 ounce bundles of 15" long clean black horsehair. $15 each
*Horsehair works great with the small metal cones shown on the Metals Page 20 yds - small rollNEW! 8 ounces - LARGE roll
This 1.5 mm round cord is crafted from real leather, and is perfect for jewelry, lacing and more. *Note - this new stock is slightly thicker than previously offered. $5 per spool
*Note: Chopstick rests also come in a fish shape in addition to the hourglass shape shown here. Please email us if you have a preference.