These amulet bags are made in even-stitch tubular peyote (see Emily's Mining Company webpage
for instructions). I use prescription bottles as a support (specific sizes
are listed below).
Here's the pattern I graphed out this weekend--now that I've
posted it, I hope I have the incentive to finish the bag quickly.
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This pattern is 60 beads around--a similar version of this bag
can be viewed in the gallery. The flap can be completed using flat peyote
or it can be omitted. To attach the neckpiece, I've made a loop of brick-stitch;
before attaching it to the other side of the bag, I slide a split ring onto
This is the pattern for the pink bag (see the gallery), again
stitched in tubular peyote. To attach the neckpiece, I stitch a split-ring
to the "up" bead, then needle back into the purse to reinforce
I wanted to do this one in greens (but switched to purples). Once
I'm in the mood to do peyote again, I'll finish this bag & post the
Art Deco Amulet bag
This bag is begins with a 66 bead tube (I used an 8 1/2 dram prescription
Blue Jean Amulet bag
This bag is 56 beads around. I used a 6 dram prescription bottle for
This bag is also 56 beads around. The image is posted in the gallery.