Who is Montana Bones? 

Montana Bones was started by Dana Holzer as a way to showcase her love for Montana.  We are an authentic family design collaboration spanning four generations and four Montana locations:  Moccasin, Bozeman, Jordan and Helena.  We offer handmade clothing and accessories from rural and small town places.    Montana Bones…the real deal.



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Dana W. McCoy Holzer

Dana serves as the lead designer, seamstress and business owner of Montana Bones. Our fabric printing is done in Helena, Anaconda, and Red Lodge and we are designated as a “Made in Montana” small business. Dana wrangles the day-to-day operations of the business.

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Kathy Carrig Holzer

Kathy Carrig Holzer (Dana's mother-in-law, pictured here with her dad) makes and designs the Montana Quarter Necklaces. Working from the Mill Iron Livestock Ranch in Moccasin, Montana, she mixes her creativity with a keen eye for pleasing combinations in her jewelry. Kathy's grand kids get roped into being models for Montana Bones' photo shoots and fashion shows.

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Jim Carrig

Jim (Kathy's dad) brings a lifetime of stories from his days as a collegiate National Rodeo Champion (saddle and bare back) and managing historic ranches in Montana. Working out of his saddle shop in Bozeman, Jim makes hand tooled leather accessories, belts, and horse tack. His leather work is often the finishing touch for Montana Bones’ necklaces. Stay tuned for an upcoming article by the Montana Historical Society about Jim's interesting upbringing and career.


Photo credits:  Lynn Donaldson & Skye Hatten






Look for Montana Bones at the following locations:  

  • Cobblestone Clothing Co. in Helena, Montana

  • Flathead Lake Lodge Gift Shop Big Fork, Montana

  • Bob’s Outdoor Livingston, Montana

  • Paradise Adventure Company, Gardiner, Montana

  • The Ole' Mercantile in Grass Range, Montana

  • Willow Boutique, Big Sky, Montana

  • The Herb and Garden, Helena, Montana

  • Cricket Clothing Co. Billings, Montana

  • Aizada Imports, Helena, Montana

  • Trim and Tailor, Bozeman, Montana

  • Paris, Montana, Red Lodge, Montana

  • C.M. Russell Art Museum Gift Shop in Great Falls, Montana

  • The Museum of the Rockies Gift Shop, Bozeman, Montana

  • Broadwater Tack and Gifts, Townsend, Montana

  • The General Mercantile, Helena, Montana

  • Mountain West Clothing, Plains, Montana

  • Capital Sports, Helena, Montana

  • Main Street Market, Twin Bridges

  • Girl Ran Away with the Spoon, Miles City, Montana