make | loom beading.

I received this amazing beaded loom kit from Purl Soho last week and decided to teach myself a new craft. I’ve done a ton of peyote style beading but never tried weaving beads on a loom. I’m really pleased with this pattern; once the loom was set up (abysmal process), the beading work is doneContinue reading “make | loom beading.”

make | peyote stitch earrings.

I’ve been obsessively making these 3D peyote stitch triangle earrings for a few weeks now. I’m in love with the statement they make and the endless color combinations. I also tried my hand at turning one into a large pendant that can fit through a chain around your neck and gifted it to my mumContinue reading “make | peyote stitch earrings.”

f.o. | peyote bead church key.

I love making these bottle openers for wedding gifts. They are really perfect–something most people need, but also not on a registry and unique to me. You aren’t getting more than one peyote beaded bottle opener at your shower, are you? I completed this matte bead one back in early August, as a gift toContinue reading “f.o. | peyote bead church key.”

church key (peyote stitch), finished 8.7

I finally finished my first peyote stitch bottle opener and I’m fairly pleased with the result so I’ve already begun designing my next one. I’m pretty sure these will make great gifts for all my beer drinking friends come the holidays. You can check out more snaps of the church key over at my beadingContinue reading “church key (peyote stitch), finished 8.7”

church key, 8.3

I’ve become obsessed of late with traditional peyote beading around things like pens, wine bottle openers, and the above church key, or er, bottle opener. In the true spirit of our heritage, my sister has been making these things for years, and for some reason my interest was finally peaked. For this particular church key,Continue reading “church key, 8.3”