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Vietnam Veteran Service Medal Ribbon Beaded Hat band, Beaded Hat band


Vietnam Veteran Service Medal Ribbon Beaded Hat band

The most recent purchase of this hatband was from John Chitwood from Oklahoma, 2/9/2020 so I do not have one currently available. If you would like one like it, just add it to your cart and upon checking out, please NOTE YOUR HAT SIZE, and one can be beaded and shipped in 10-14 days depending on my current beading schedule, hat bands ordered and working on.

Please see customer feedback below, under More Info! This is one of my most popular hatbands, and sometimes difficult to keep one always available. The seventh photo in my listing, is when I had a special custom order for "10" of these hatbands, in 2010, for Veteran, Henry Preston of West Palm Beach, Florida. He purchased them to give as gifts to his Vietnam Veteran friends. Lucky them and it was a good commission for me!

It consists of the accurate reproduction of Military Service Medals. If you served our Country in the Vietnam War or have a loved one who served, this is a beautiful piece to be worn on that favorite hat. A great way to display the pride for serving the USA, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Everyday!

All my beaded hat bands are individually hand beaded on my handmade oak loom, by myself personally.


This is My Original design I patterned from the U.S.A.s original U.S. Military Service Medal Ribbon Bars from the Vietnam Era, including the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with banner symbolizing the 1960s pin.

This hat band is 1/2" Wide, including the border. (Ribbons are to scale of original sized medal ribbon bars 3/8), plus the border. It is 11-lines wide, 333 rows, incorporating 3,663 size 15/0 quality glass seed beads, in eight colors of red, white, blue, yellow, 2 shades of green, pewter and the bronze border. Very fine and intricate (but sturdy), with the feel of fabric.

Beadwork with deerhide tabs finished at 23 5/8" long, for this particular order. You then have added length with leather ties to tie hat band around hat. This beautiful original Vietnam Era hand-loomed beaded hat band is such a great and unique piece.

You and everyone who sees it will be impressed with the quality of this hatband and you will be proud to wear it on your hat. This one will fit all hats sizes 7 to 7 3/8s and larger.

A must have for all Vietnam Veterans! Add it to your cart today.

It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity Card, with a guarantee of being meticulously handmade by me, entirely on a bead loom with my signature and date, and future contact information.


Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I designed this hat band originally for my brother-in-law who served the USA in the military during the Vietnam War.

The medal ribbon bars are accurate to scale and color. Ive beaded several since then and incorporated a few with the Purple Heart medal.

Ive custom beaded one for a Native American man whos father was a Vietnam Veteran and his grandfather was a code talker in WWII.

I have also did a custom hat band for a Navy Vietnam Veteran who served our country for 5 tours in Vietnam, incorporating 13 medals in his hat band.

It is a joy to see their appreciation of this hat band.

Materials Used

Very Tiny size 15/0 Glass Seed Beads and Deer Hide Leather

More Info


From: Darlene Reichard (New York)
Sent: Wed 1/02/13 6:24 PM
To: Andrea Walker

Hi Andrea,

My husband LOVED his hatband, and so do I. It looks really great on his dark brown cowboy hat. I'm sure he will be referring a lot of customers your way. We were both impressed over the amount of work and detail went into making the hatband. It really is a work of art and of love. We both thank you! Sincerely, Darlene Reichard

From: Lynn Jinks (New York)
Sent: Sat, 12 May 2012
To: Andrea Walker

I received the hat band yesterday. I am delighted with it. It is on my hat and ready to go when I do. Thank you very much for your beautiful work.

From: Jeffrey Seright (Oklahoma)
Sent: Mon 2/13/12 12:54 AM
To: Andrea Walker

I got mine and love it. I do want a purple heart hat band. Post it and I will pay upfront - Jeff

From: Larry Allen (Oklahoma)
Sent: Thu 12/22/11 5:42 PM
To: Andrea Walker

I love it! It looks great! Thank you for the cards, I will definitely hand them out to my buddies. Here is a picture of it on my hat. (See 4th Photo in listing above)

Thank you
Larry Allen

Product Attributes

Primary Material: 15/0 Glass Seed Beads And deer hide leather

Size: 1/2" x 23 5/8"

Pattern: Vietnam Medal Ribbon Hat Band

Color: Yellow

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All Other Countries
First Item: $39.95
Additional Items: $20.00

United Kingdom
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Additional Items: $20.00

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United States
First Item: $9.50
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I am sorry for any inconvenience, but effective Nov. 2015 all orders seem to have to be processed through signing up or logging in to a PayPal account. This is inconvenient to my customers wanting to send a Postal Money Order or personal check. So if you don't have a PayPal Account or want one, please contact me to tell me which hatband you wish to order and give me your hat's crown measurement and not over any existing hatband or ribbon. Thanks!!


Although I have a 5 out of 5 STAR RATING, I have not received any comments, which does not give possible new customers anything to go by. Guest buyers or Artfire members not logged in for that matter, cannot leave comments or feedback for the Seller on the Seller Rating page. (Shopper's Comments)

Therefore, I've decided to post my email comments or reviews received from my past customers under the section MORE INFO below the Product Description on the listing or beaded hatband they purchased, to give you some kind of an idea of the quality and creditibility of my beadwork. I am thankful and privileged to have such great customers.


For Custom Designed Beadwork orders, contact Seller, Andrea on Artfire at upper right corner of studio page and provide me with your email address!

All New Designed Custom Orders require a $40 non-refundable deposit/fee to begin a custom designed hatband, in addition to the cost of the hatband and shipping. I ship within the U.S. and internationally with USPS Priority Mail on all beaded hatband orders.


If item was misrepresented or not as described, a claim for a refund will be indisputable. Item must be returned to seller within 7 days from when it was delivered, and in original condition. The purchase price of the item, less $10.00 (to cover fees)will be refunded in the form payment was received. Any Shipping cost will not be refunded.

All return shipping and handlng fees will be at the expense of the buyer and non-refundable. Please return item the same shipping method it was sent.



Patron263240 on Sep 17, 2014
5 stars

This is a fantastic piece of art. The craftsmanship is outstanding, Andrea is an absolute pleasure to deal with. The pictures do not do the hat band justice. Andrea is a true artist. If you want an awesome beaded hat band to make your hat truely one of a kind let Andrea make it for you. Thanks for the unique hatband. I will come back for another.

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