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Friday, May 17, 2013

Medicine Pouch Necklaces

One of my "Medicine Pouch" necklaces was recently published in Stringing and I recently sold the original one that I had made.  I really love these necklaces because they have gotten me back into my collection of stone pendants that have been tucked away for too long.

I actually made this one before I made the one for Stringing.  I used a huge variety of African trade beads and other old glass and unusual beads to make this.  It is now at its new happy home.

 This one is made with a beautiful pink rhodochrosite stone with lots of black matrix.  This one gave me a chance to use more pink than I would usually use.

This one uses a turquoise howlite pendant.  I loved the opportunity to use the red leather and faux chevron beads.  I simplified the back strap of this one by doing the back in an alternating half hitch knot.

I have a few more stones that I am working with and will post when I have them finished.


Sharon Driscoll said...

Those are very very cool Jean. I used to love making pouches with seed beads and peyote stitches but yours are much more cleaver than that.

Marti C. said...

These are just terrific Jean, great work!

Kepi said...

You always amaze me, these are great!!!!!