My mother gave me a pair of earrings to play around with while making jewelry. The posts were broken and while I thought about just fixing them, I decided to so something a little different instead. This seemed like the perfect time to play with creating a peyote bezel.
Using size 11 and 15 Delica’s (Japanese Seed Beads), I “framed” the earring with peyote stitch using this tutorial. Creating a Peyote Bezel
The earrings are snowflake obsidian with mother of pearl inlay so I paired them with snowflake obsidian and obsidian beads. I was originally going to use 3mm mother of pearl beads between the obsidian beads, but when they arrived, they were a darker color than the mother of pearl in the earring, so I used Czech pearl seed beads instead.
The simple string of beads seemed to look the best after trying many different stitches. Everything else seemed to overpower the bezel.
I gave the finished product back to my mother for Christmas of 2013 and I still have another one to play with. I haven’t decided exactly what I’m going to do with it yet, but it’s close to jewelry making season (I stop crochetting and switch to jewelry when it gets warm outside), so I’ll be playing around with it soon.
A few pieces I made are still for sale at CountrySidewalk.com, but only for a limited time. Make sure to get yours before they’re gone!