Copyright © Yonavea Hawkins, Native American Bead work Artist

Bead work and More

Not just loomed Native American bead work and Woodland moccasins...

but an occasional painting or drawing and sewing American Indian regalia.

Native American bead work:
-Czech size 13 Charlottes (cut beads) are preferred for Yonavea's bead work,  because of the variety of color choices in this size.
-Yonavea does her bead work on moccasins and Native American cultural items with an applique stitch or overlay stitch using two needles with size 13s and occasionally uses size 9s (2-cut) beads. 

-For bead work done on a loom size 13's are used for belts, bracelets and hatbands.


Caddo and Delaware moccasins have velvet, ribbon and beads on the flaps/ears. Sac & Fox moccasins have beaded flaps/ears with ribbon and then edge beaded.
Caddo dresses, ribbon shirts, Delaware skirts, and Straight Dance clothes:
-Caddo dresses, Caddo shirts and ribbon shirts are made of cotton fabric and have ribbon sewn on.  Straight dance clothes are made with rainbow selvedge broadcloth and 100% rayon ribbon work. Ribbon work shown is a family design.

The images on the left show examples of Yonavea Hawkins bead work, cultural items, paintings, she has created and Native American regalia she has sewn.

Yonavea's bead work can be purchased from the Chokma'si Gallery in Ada, OK,  Jacobson House in Norman, OK, at the Red Earth Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK,  Artesian Gallery, Sulphur, OK and online at www.



Yonavea Hawkins, Artist