Making Chokers

Daryl and the kids have been making Native American style chokers lately.  Here are the 3 big kids modeling the necklaces they designed (and strung, in the girls’ cases).

Here’s a close up of the chokers.

Daryl got into making these a few years ago and had the supplies on hand, but then it got put away for a while. Recently he found a local store willing to sell them, though, and Victoria started making matching earrings to sell with them.

When he started making them, Daryl wasn’t sure about whether it was right to make and sell them since we are not Native American (the kids and I have Cherokee ancestors but it’s far back in our line), so he asked a couple of friends, a Dakota elder and an Ojibwe man and was told it was okay.

The kids are excited.  They used to have a different money-making family venture each summer and it was a great way to learn about profits, percentages, mark-ups, marketing and so on.

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