Today I am posting photographs of the most recent Peyote Gourd Rattle that I have been working on for several weeks.
I purchased some new beads of a smaller size so I could make finer more complex beading patterns and also have a smoother feel to the beading.
I switched from the size 12/0 seed beads to a size 15/0 seed beads, these beads are very tiny...being only 1 mm in width.
I designed some new patterns and used them here on this rattle.
The Rattle contains 6,588 size 15/0 seed beads...a lot of beads and Very time consuming, I will show several photo's of the Rattle so you can see the different patterns I invented and included into the beading.
You may click on any of the photographs for a closer view.
Rear section of one beading pattern and twisted Buckskin Fringe
Another pattern of beading on the rear section
Front section showing Horse Hair bundle and beading
Other pattern of beading on same front section