Beads made from deer sheds

Jonboy88
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September 1st, 2017, 1:37 am #1

Was wondering if anyone has ever done it or know anything showing how it done
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September 1st, 2017, 1:42 am #2

I've made buttons which provided an interesting accent to an old long wool coat I wore many years ago, also for a fringed buckskin jacket my wife wore back then. I could describe the method but they were certainly not beads.
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Jonboy88
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September 1st, 2017, 9:17 pm #3

Forager wrote: I've made buttons which provided an interesting accent to an old long wool coat I wore many years ago, also for a fringed buckskin jacket my wife wore back then.  I could describe the method but they were certainly not beads.
that would be cool any how I have aften wonded how you do that
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September 1st, 2017, 9:56 pm #4

Cut the antler into thin sections, polish smooth, drill a couple of holes near the center to drill through.
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September 6th, 2017, 4:52 am #5

Yes what Forager is talking about are very easy to make...using a hack saw..or dremel tool.

Doing it primitive like is a much more involved project. I'd not recommend it unless you have plenty of time and patience.

Me...I'd use a cut offwheel on a dremel tool. Not a good thing to breathe antler dust if your using power tools though . Wear a dust Mask. If you have a band saw it all the much easier.

Not primitve I know....LOL!~! But guess what...If cave men had had them they would have used them.  Quills
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September 21st, 2017, 2:48 am #6

how large are the beads you are talking about Jonboy88 ?
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