Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Necklace

by Crystal Mclaughlin
(Waynesboro, Va)

Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Necklace Design

Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Necklace Design

Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Necklace Design
Peyote Medicine Bag Necklace Design Idea
Shades of Blue Medicine Bag Necklace Design Idea

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.

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Beaded Jewelry Making Contest
by: Wanda


Thank you so much for entering your beautiful bead jewelry design in the July 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest!

All of the bead design entries are just lovely, but only one could be chosen as the winning
design entry during this contest.

So, here is the winning entry, Bead and Wire Flower Necklace.

The jewelry making contest is a fun and exciting feature of thanks in part to you!

Whatever else you do, have fun beading!


Peyote Stitch Necklace
by: Wanda


What an accomplishment bead stitching these beautiful medicine bag necklaces with no pattern or formal beading instructions!

I like the dream catcher medallion on the black and brown seed bead necklace and your shades of blue color choices on the blue necklace.

Great job!

For viewers who would like to bead stitch a similar bag or necklace, which is also called an amulet bag, in her book, Creative Native American Beading, Theresa Flores Geary shows you how to bead stitch an amulet bag on pages 115 through 117.


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