Friday, April 17, 2009

Native American Bead and Leather Bracelet

Here are two of my early bracelet designs. Beads are strung between two leather end straps and two snaps secure the bracelet to the wrist. The two snaps allow for a bit of adjustment.

The first bracelet has five rows of bone hairpipe beads and teal blue white heart beads. Bone hairpipe it is closely associated with the American Indian. Today most bone hairpipe is imported from India or Asia and comes from the domesticated water buffalo.

The second bracelet has a more contemporary appearance. It has four rows of Bohemian dark brown cylinder glass beads, Chinese light brown round glass beads, and black onyx beads. The brown beads are from the African trade and the black onyx is of contemporary manufacture.

Both of these bracelets can be purchased from my etsy store. Just click on the picture.

1 comment:

pillowthrowdecor said...

Oh my word ... these bracelets are really something. Beautiful materials and expert workmanship. Good for you! Cheers, Christine