Have you done any beadwork? I never have as of yet, however my hubby had done lots of beading on a little bead loom for his mountainman attire "back in the day"
I sent a little surprise to our native american friends and they called last night to thank us, and the lady was getting into beading and was excited about it. She has alot of health concerns including poor eyesight now-but she says she just sooo enjoys this this new adventure of learning.
some links for information to get us started:
Lots of information here too: http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_howtos/default.asp
and interactive here: http://www.nativetech.org/beadwork/beadgraph/index.html
and a little more native american information on beading: http://www.native-languages.org/beadwork.htm