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  • #16
    Jim-How are those side tabs coming?

    CEM

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    • #17
      Great CEM,
      I've been doing some beadwork on the loom here and there. It'll line each side next to the fringe. I have a couple other ideas up my sleeve too. I've just been so busy here lately. My wife and I are packing up and moving to Hattiesburg soon. There will be Choctaw to the north and Poarch Creek to the east. I'll be looking for ideas there!
      Thanks for checking up on me,
      Jim

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      • #18
        My buddy has a leather/concho belt with beaded drops. He attaches the side tabs to the belt using-----VELCRO. You can buy the stickyback velcro so you don't have to sew through the harness leather. You don't have to worry about the velcro becoming detached because the side drops tuck under the belt.

        I thought this was a novel idea, especially since I have an ever-changing waistline! :D
        Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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        • #19
          I recently came out at a dance with a new outfit that was given to me in February. It was made for a person who had a smaller circumfrance than I do. The outfit had side tabs with a beaded belt that was all attached as one piece. It need fringe added to it and some kind of belt or ties. It also didn't go all the way around my waist.

          Since I didn't think it was likely for me to loose 20+ pounds between February and August, I had a friend use a heavy canvas and extend the belt 4" on both ends. Then I bought a leather belt at Meijer (sort of like a Super Walmart) and sewed it on with doubled up sinew. That is how I attach it to my large waist. I am thinking about adding more beadwork to the belt to cover up some of the canvas.

          I wear the sidetabs "backwards" from the way I think they were intended to be worn. My guess is that it was supposed to be secured in front. Since I couldn't remove the side drops, I flipped it around and secure it in the back. They still hang just a little to far in front, but if I didn't say anything you wouldn't notice it. It was import to me to be able to wear these side tabs with the complete outfit that was given to me since it was all made to match. I'll probably see the Webmaster in a couple of weeks. If we are at the same place I'll ask him to take a picture with his digital camera and post it in the gallery.

          I just wanted to throw this out in case it helps anyone. I'm not sure if I could have done it better. I'd be happy to hear other suggestions.

          Jim-How's that beadwork coming?

          CEM

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          • #20
            The beadwork's done for the sidetabs. I'll be attaching them to wool tradecloth this weekend when I find someone at Church that can so better than I can. I have some other ideas too. They're rather simple in design, but this is my first time. I'll share a picture and my ideas when it's all finished. I hope others will benefit.
            Jim

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            • #21
              there's another type of material that you can use to do beadwork on and it's called duck cloth. it's a light weight canvas type of material and you can get it at any fabric store. this is the material that i use and all you have to do after you are done with the beading is put you backing material on it and your done. it holds up nicely.


              keith

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              • #22
                I'm not here to endorse E-bay or Deans Pawn Shop, but there is a pair of beaded side tabs for auction right now. It has beaded tabs and a concho belt with a tipi design that looks painted. The design looks familiar to me like I might have seen it on a picture of a dancer in a magazine or at a dance.

                CEM
                http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1182138692

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