Hollis Chitto’s beaded bags may seem too beautiful to use on the regular—but he doesn’t view them that way. “The handbags I make are lined and fully functional, if one were to wish to use them as such,” he says. While his creations make use of fine materials such as silk, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, and silver and gold beads, he encourages his wearers to, well, actually wear them. Like many artists in this list, Chitto taught himself how to bead. “When I was around 10, I found a box of my mother’s beads and porcupine quills that she had tried to teach herself with. I started playing with the beads and quills and taught myself the basics,” he says. Now, his work is on display at the True West gallery in Santa Fe, and he regularly shows at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Art Market in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Cherokee Art Market in Tulsa, Oklahoma.