Custom Rolling Thunder Medicine Man Beaded Hatband~Wider hat band


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Custom Rolling Thunder Medicine Man Beaded Hatband~Wider hat band


Custom Order for Wider Version of Rolling Thunder Medicine Man Beaded Hat Band

The original pattern of this hat band is my replica of the beaded hatband worn by Rolling Thunder, a Cherokee, Shoshone Medicine Man, in the photo on the back cover of dust jacket from the book, Rolling Thunder by Doug Boyd.

Intertribal medicine man Rolling Thunder (1916-1997) was a healer, teacher, visionary, and activist who rose to popularity in the 1960s and '70s through his friendship with artists such as Bob Dylan and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and as the inspiration for the Billy Jack films. Eyewitness accounts of his remarkable healings are legend, as are those of his ability to call forth the forces of nature, typically in the form of thunder clouds.

"Rolling Thunder Medicine Man Beaded Hat Band Replica"

This geometric design beaded hat band, titled Rolling Thunder, I patterned from viewing the photo on the book cover of Rolling Thunder wearing his original. The photo is from his autobiography book titled "Rolling Thunder".

This wider version was a custom order, for customer, Nacona Oxendine, currently deployed in the US Army in Afghanistan. Now completed, it is 23-beads wide, (4 beads wider than my original pattern), finishing at 1 1/16" wide with approximately 333 rows, incorporating 7,659 individual size 15/0 quality glass seed beads, in Black, White and Blue Turquoise. Since this one sold, I do not currently have one available. If you would like to order one like this, please contact me. I can bead it and ship out in 10-14 days, depending on my current beading orders.

It was finished with black deer hide leather ends and ties and 23 11/16" inches, in length. The Padre beads on the leather ties are not included, as they are from the mid 1900's and my stock is limited. Please contact me about current stock if you would like beads on the ties. This impeccable beaded hatband design is a link to history past and is a class act that will compliment and fit hat size 7 3/8 and larger, nicely.

All my beaded hat bands are individually hand beaded on my handmade oak loom, by myself personally, unless did in peyote stitch. This one takes about 22 hours to complete, 1 bead at a time.


I've included the photo of Rolling Thunder, by Gigi Carroll, wearing his hatband, from the dust jacket cover, so you can compare how I replicated the pattern.

This beaded hat band comes with a Certificate of Authenticity Card, and a guarantee of being handmade by me, with my signature, date, and future contact information.


If you have any questions, please contact me by clicking on contact seller, upper right hand corner of this page and give me your email address, or phone number, and I will reply back promptly..

Thanks for your interest in my hat bands.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I was contacted by Nacona, through my Artfire website. He wanted to order the rolling thunder hat band for a stetson 10x size 7 3/8.. He asked if I could bead it in a wider version, possibly up to 1 1/4" wide, and still keep the design as similar to the original. I came up with a pattern with a compromised width of 1 1/16".

Product Attributes

Primary Material: 15/0 Quality Glass Seed Beads

Size: 1 1/16" x 23 11/16"

Pattern: Custom Order Beaded Hat Band

Color: Black

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

United Kingdom
First Item: $39.95
Additional Items: $20.00

First Item: $39.95
Additional Items: $20.00

United States
First Item: $9.50
Additional Items: $5.00



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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