Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Latest- New Peyote Gourd Rattle

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.

Overall picture of the Peyote Gourd Rattle

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



One beading pattern on the section just behind the Gourd
Also note: The wood burned pattern on the handle and stained.


Other beading pattern just behind the Gourd


Beading pattern around the Gourd








6 comments:

Deb said...

Amazingly close work! Very nice pattern. How are your eyes and back feeling now?

judi said...

I admire your art work and your steady hand. What are the dimensions of the rattle? I don't know much about one.

Eaglesbrother said...

The overall length of the Rattle is 15 1/2" inches plus the 12 Twisted Buckskin Fringes of 9 1/2 inches long each.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. They are always appreciated.☺
There is a lot of intricate work and detail - it is really quite beautiful. What are gourd rattles used for?
Your profile photo - you remind me of Crocodile Dundee. (It's the hat)
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Judith HeartSong said...

This is so gorgeous and probably one of my very favorites of all your work. I love the coloration and design.... just spectacular!

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!