Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hi Everyone!

In yesterday's post I promised to show you some of my traditional beading and if you follow me you may know that my brother, Pat, sent me these wonderful gifts for my birthday. Bear and Moose teeth.

For a girl like me it is the best!!!

Here is what I made yesterday.

Traditional peyote begins differently than the modern day peyote and thus gives the most perfect fit and the most perfect diagonal bead count. I used Czech seed beads in my Native colors.

It begins like this
Measure beads around the item you want to peyote

Then remove half of those beads

Run the needle back through the beads to form a circle around the object

 From here simply pick up a bead and go through a bead . The step down is very easy to keep tract of with this method. I have had this traditional start up for peyote published in many beading magazine and in my own books.

The perfect bead count

The finished piece

I used a small shin bone for the clasp

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  1. Awwwwwww! You know that I'm drooling right now, don't you?

  2. OMG..I'm speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I would have never ever come up with such a wonderful piece with three bones. I am speechless.

  4. Thanks Ladies. This is a very special piece to me.

  5. Holy Bead loom Batman!!

    I am not understanding what you did, but I love the colors, and how you incorporated the moose tooth, I think I would have made a bracelet with the bear tooth to match, THAT IS if i knew what I was doing! LOL

    How long is this necklace?

    you rock the tribe stuff GF!!

  6. Wow that is incredible! Moose tooth I don't know looks like a Yeti tooth to me. LOL, only kidding. I will have to try this method of peyote.

  7. That is an amazing piece of jewelry Nicole -- love it!

  8. It's magnificent sweetie!!!

  9. OMG Shelby and I WANTS IT! What gorgeous work!

  10. Wow - love it!!!!! And the shin bone clasp is so cool :)


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