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  • Originally posted by Inyan View Post
    Would you help me, where to buy sheep bells, please?
    I am from Czech rep., but any US e-shop would be great.
    Thanks for help.
    Honestly I like to look at the bells I am buying before I pay for them, so I only buy from vendors at pow wows. I have done mail order before and gotten burned with bells that were crappy. Most often the eye that holds the clapper on would be pretty thin and break off after only a couple of months of dancing. So when I buy new ones I especially check that.

    But since you are looking for bells, there is and also Go for it.

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    • No ribbon on viser

      Originally posted by CherokeeScoutCB View Post
      thanks for the tip on the bamboo skewer, and im only 5'6 and I may shorten the ribbon on the bottom of my bustle but I just seem to like ribbon more than horsehair so thats what im useing on most of my regailia. once I get my visor done I may put ribbon on it or I may not, If I do I am going to have to get confident enough to dance without seeing where I am going. It will cover my shoulder feathers probably just as thick so thanks for the tip Ill b useing it alot
      Visers look good with out ribbon. Sholder wings I'd put ribbon on but not the viser.
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      • Can anyone tell me, do people make bustles using 4 colors Saddle hackles?I want to make a new set of bustles but want to use two colors of hackles on tip or top of feather and two colors of hackles where you normally use the fluff, towards the bottom. Will the tip or end of the feather hold or support 3 colors of hackles, (if I trim off the weaker end of the feather). Or should I just go two at tip and two at bottom. Thanks for any help anyone can give me, steve


        • I am trying to figure out how to post a new question, I cannot find a bar that says post new question. I do not want to stomp on anybody else's posted question. I have emailed the form
          Supervisor or trouble shooter, editor don't know the title. If anyone can direct me or shoot me it's steps to posting a new question so would be very gratelul. Thanks in advance steve


          • If you're still in the planning stages, you have options. Cementing a skewer to the full length of the back of the feather would add a significant amount of strength and support should you wish to apply two and/or three hackles; if your feather has enough strength (without cementing a skewer) toward the tip, take the additional step by using E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive and allow 24 hours to cure in temperatures at or above 70 degrees (not easily done in the winter).

            And lets see some pictures of the completed project.


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