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Event Schedule

2018 Powwows & Events

We know lots of you prefer to shop for beads in person – and why wouldn’t you? It’s so much more fun to hold them, see the colors in different lighting and compare sizes/types. We’d love for you to join us at the following powwows and gatherings in Indian Country.

For additional information about any event, please contact the event organizers directly. Some events may charge entry fees.

March 17 & 18Central Michigan University Powwow – McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

March 29-31Anishinaabemowin Teg Conference – Kewadin Casino & Conference Center – Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

May 26 & 27 - Pokagon Memorial Weekend Powwow - Rodgers Lake Campground - Dowagiac, Michigan

We will be bringing a small selection of products including 6/0, 8/0, 10/0, 12/0, 16/0 Seed Beads, 13/0 & 15/0 Charlottes, 9/0 & 12/0 3-cuts, Jingles, Needles, and more.

We will NOT have 11/0 Seed Beads or 11/0 2-cuts with us. If you need to purchase 11/0s please Contact Us by Thursday, May 24 by 5:00 pm. We will need to know the specific items and quantities you need.

CASH IS STRONGLY PREFERRED. This area has terrible service and we struggle to process credit card payments. We highly recommend that you bring cash. Mosquito repellent is also useful.

June 2 - Northern Michigan College Powwow - Traverse City Central High School - Traverse City, Michigan

We will have a small selection with us, including 11/0 Seed Beads, 11/0 2-cuts, Jingles, Sew-On Crystals, Rhinestone Banding, Needles, Thread & select tools. Please Contact Us by Thursday, May 31 if you need to purchase any other sizes of beads. We will need to know specific items and quantities.

Other events to follow. Please check back frequently.

Is there a powwow you’d love to see us at? Please Contact Us with the information (including vendor contact/information, if possible).

Notes about shopping at powwows:

Item selection: Generally, we always try to bring 11/0 Seed Beads, 10/0 Seed Beads, 11/ 2-cuts, 9/0 3-cuts, 13/0 Charlotte Cuts, 8mm Fire Polish Opaque & Opaque AB, along with thread, needles, earring findings, and jingles. If you need an item not listed at a certain powwow, please let us know at least two days prior to the event.

Also, if you need a large quantity of an item (for example, 10+ hanks in a single color of 11/0s, or 5+ hanks of 9/0 3-cuts or 10/0 Seed Beads, or 6+ bags of jingles of a single color), please let us know ahead of time. That way, we can pack extra for you.

If we don’t have an item at an event, we can process orders at powwows and mail the additional items to you, once we return home. There may be an additional shipping fee, depending on the nature of the product. We don’t like to do pick-ups for web orders at powwows; there’s a lot going on and we’re afraid that we’ll mess up your order somehow.

Payment: We accept cash (American currency only), Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express at powwows/events. However, some powwows are so isolated that we can’t get a signal to process card transactions. Also, technology is prone to occasional problems. So it’s a good idea to bring cash, if you plan on shopping.

Shopping times: we generally try to open one hour before Grand Entry. Sometimes weather, technological issues, or lack of coffee may delay this. We usually close when the dancing stops or by 10:00 pm, at the latest.

We start packing up at 3:00 pm on Sunday at powwows. Once we pack away an item, we won’t pull it back out for browsing – it’s our company policy and we strictly adhere to it. We do this to ensure that our employees have time to pack without heat exhaustion and can leave with plenty of time to travel home safely. Miigwech for understanding. 
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