Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Necklace
by Crystal Mclaughlin
Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Necklace Design
If you like beadwork check out these peyote stitch seed bead necklace design ideas inspired by Native American culture.
Jewelry Making Inspiration
After a trip to the Grand Canyon I was inspired by all the beautiful colors. I came home and gathered together seed beads in all the colors that reminded me of that beautiful place.
I wanted to make a Native American inspired medicine bag to honor their heritage.
When I was young my family lived in Montana. We were building a cabin in the mountains and had no running water or electricity. An American Indian woman who lived on the same mountain gave me a bag of beads and a needle and thread. I have been beading every since.
I have never taken a class, used an instruction book or a pattern. I have taught myself everything I know about beadwork.
Both these seed bead medicine bag necklaces are done in a peyote stitch and the rope a tubular stitch.
The medicine bag necklace stitched in shades of blue beads is one of my favorite necklaces of all that I have made.