There will be 2 types of earrings offered. Loop earrings with just beads, And Loop Earrings with dyed porcupine qulls.
The beads are a size 11 czech sead bead.
Beads were often times traded for material collected by native americans. Hides, wild vegetables, wild game. Beads were often times traded between tribes for very high prices depending the color. It was recorded that a member from my tribe (the Crow Tribe) traded a horse for 100 powder blue beads.
Beadwork became a high point of expression for many of the tribes. With many colors and designs being used.
The quills come from porcupine in Montana. Before the coming of the whiteman and the traders, many Native Americans used the quills from Porcupines or stripped bird feathers to decorate clothing. The dyes are traditional plants, berries, or roots. As the quills are authentic, it would be wise to push a needle through before passing the thread, as the natural fats would still be inside the quills.