Frequently Asked Questions

What primary services do you offer?

At WaterSpider Creations, I create and design Feather Capes, 18th Century Textiles, Puckertoe Moccasins, Finger-woven belts and sashes, Ribbon skirts, Cherokee Syllabary infused designs as well as woven ribbon accessories. 

What do you specialize in?

My primary focus is in 18th century clothing such as, wool leggings and skirts, trade shirts, bandolier bags and feather capes.

What are the rates of your services?

Prices are determined on a piece by piece basis. 

What type of warranty do you provide (on custom work)?

Warranties are determined on a number of factors, including but not limited to the length of time the buyer has owned the item, the nature of the issue or mishap as well as how the incident has occured.


Located in 


Checotah, OK



ᏣᎳᎩ ᎬᏗ kᎠᎹᎹ ᏓᏩᏙᎥ ᎠᎴ ᎩᎵᏏᏃ ᎬᏗ Julie Thornton-Brison ᏓᏩᏙᎥ. Checotah, ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ9. ᎠᏯ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᎲᏍᎩ ᏣᎳᎩ. My name is Julie Thornton-Brison and I am a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. I am a South Eastern Woodlands artist with a main focus in both traditional Pre- and Post-Contact textiles and weaving. I have continued mentorship under several Cherokee National Treasurers, as well as other accomplished artists in textiles, baskets, weaving, and beadwork. I represented the Cherokee Nation as Junior Miss Cherokee, 2012-2013, Miss Cherokee, 2013-2014, Miss Oklahoma Indian Summer, 2015-2016, as well as multiple terms on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council. I was also a member of the award-winning Cherokee National Youth Choir, served as the Youth Advocate Awardee for the Seventh Generation Conference in 2016 and awarded the “Cherokee Nation Phoenix’s 7 Feathers Award for Culture in 2020. Over the last 11 years I have won numerous awards at venues across the United States, the presence of Cherokee culture is found in all of my work. I am a full time textiles artist, and reside in Checotah, OK, I.T. 

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