This category is set up for those of you who are interested in making your own ceremonial pipe or other item/s out of stone material. We offer several different mediums to work with and they include Steatite or Black Pipestone, Alabaster or White Pipestone, and Catlinite or Red Pipestone.
The pipe blanks that we sell all come pre-drilled. This step is done to insure that the stone is of the quality needed to make a ceremonial pipe, and we also realize that drilling a pipe is often a step in the process that new carvers are most uncomfortable with. (for fear of making an unfixable mistake) The Pipe blanks come in 5 different sizes that vary from small personal pipes to large ceremonial sized pipes.
The buyer has a couple of options when buying a pipe blank from us. You can receive a free redwood stem that is finished and beaded in traditional Sioux style (which has also been pre-fit to the exact size of the drilled hole in the pipe blank) or receive an unfinished piece of high quality sumac that has been dried for several years. This option is for those of you who want to do as much as possible on the pipe and stem on your own.
This category also includes pieces of raw stone for those of you who want to make your pipe or other item from beginning to end. The price of the stone is based on the quality of each piece, the amount of labor needed to get the stone out of the ground, and the size of each piece.
You will find that we offer red catlinite from 2 different areas. It will either come from the Pipestone National Monument Quarries or from 1 of 2 private quarries located on the edge of Pipestone and Rock County. (app. 11 miles from the National Monument) If you are considering buying raw stone and would like to hear our opinion on the differences between the private quarry stone and the stone quarried at the Pipestone National Monument, please feel free to email us or give us a call. I will also briefly discuss the differences, as I see them, on the individual descriptions for the catlinite pieces.
If you have any "special requests" regarding specific sizes of stone, or a different style of pipe blank, please feel free to Contact Us
and we may very well be able to help you out.
For those of you who are new to making your own pipe, or want to know how to make a pipe, we have been made aware of the fact that there is not a lot of information "out there" to assist you. For this reason, we have put together some detailed instructions along with color photo's that you may find to be of great help. This is something that we used to sell for $5.00 to people but it is now available on our website for FREE! You can check this page out by clicking Right Here
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and if you decide to purchase a Make Your Own Pipe
, a piece of raw stone, or any other item from us, it comes with a "no questions asked" guarantee. We will refund your money, or replace your item, for up to 6 months on any purchase, as long as it is returned to us in the same condition that it was sent. We want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase and we want to assure you that we stand behind our product!
If you see any specific items on this page that interest you and you have any questions that you want to ask before purchasing the item, please Contact Us
and we will return your email or telephone call as soon as we receive it.
If you are interested in more than one item on our site, or are having your item shipped to a country other than the U.S., you can also get a hold of us to get an accurate shipping cost. We are always delighted to combine shipping on multiple purchases, in order to save you some $$$. On stone items, we can often fit up to 3 or 4 items (and sometimes more depending on the size of the pieces)in one box and the cost of shipping will remain at $14.