Seed Bead Earrings
The seed bead earrings featured here are the result of combining hundreds of tiny glass beads, one at a time, into pieces of wearable art. The First People have been making and wearing seed bead earrings since the first traders showed them these glass treasures.
All of the earrings are handmade by our bead artist, Joni Stinson, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation.
All purchases come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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All seed bead earrings are available in 4 different fittings, Clip-On, Lever-Back, Fish Hook, and .925 Sterling Silver Fish Hook. They can be custom made in color combinations other than those shown. Or perhaps you have a design idea and would like to have Joni bead it for you. In either instance, just e-mail me your request.
Thunderbird Seed Bead Earrings in Traditional Colors
A traditional pair of Native American earrings, beaded using brick stitch. The thunderbird appears in a pattern in the earring's fringe. Traditional colors of turquoise, pumpkin, squash, red, yellow, white and black seed beads were used. The fringe is finished with black bugle beads.
At the widest point the earrings are 1". The bead work in these Thunderbird Earrings measures 3". The hypoallergenic surgical steel fish hook earwire adds approximately 0.5", making the total drop 3.5".
"Indian Blanket" Seed Bead Earrings
The design for these beautiful earrings was taken from a traditional Indian Blanket. They are beaded using a traditional arrow head design in the upper portion. The beads are matte antique gold, transluscent topaz, and rich brown opague #11 seed beads.
The Blanket design continues in the fringe of earrings, and ends with #6 E beads in a complimentary opague shade.
The earrings measure 1.25" wide. The beaded portion of the earring is 3.5" long. The surgical steel fish hook earwires add an additional 0.5", bringing the total drop of the earring to 4".
"Phoenix Rising" Seed Bead Earrings
These Phoenix Rising earrings are beaded in traditional brick stitch of high quality Delica Seed beads. The rich warm copper, bronze and beiges are accented with touches of red, yellow, and white.
The fringe design represents the rising path "up from the ashes" of the Phoenix. Bronze twisted bugle beads and the same seed beads as used in the body complete the design.
At the widest point, the earrings are 1" wide. The beaded portion of the earrings measures 4". The surgical steel fish hook earwires adds an additional 0.5", bringing the total drop of the earring to 4.5".
"Small Teal Thunderbird" Seed Bead Earrings
These earrings feature the Thunderbird in beautiful teal, gold, copper and white seed beads. The top of the earrings is made from alternating colors in the traditional brick stitch. The Thunderbird is in the fringe design. The fringe uses the same seed beads with the addition of teal bugle beads.
These earrings measure 0.75" wide. The beadwork is 3" long. The surgical steel fish hook eawires add an additional 0.5", taking the total drop of the earrings to 3.5".
"Straight Arrow" Seed Bead Earrings
These lovely earrings are sure to point the way to enjoyment. They are simple in design and were beaded with high quality matte Delica seed beads. Designed in shades of blue accented by crisp white. The arrow design continues in the fringe. The same beads plus navy blue #8 matte beads and long white bugle beads were added.
The earrings measure 0.5" inches wide, and he beadwork is 3.5 long. The surgical steel fish hook earwire adds an additional 0.5", taking the total drop of the earrings to 4".
"The Gathering" Seed Bead Earrings
These colorful earrings were designed to represent the gorgeous colors in the regalia worn at Native Gatherings. Bright red, orange, turquoise, and yellow seed beads are woven using two drop brick stitch.
The fringe combines the same colors and is accented with black bugle beads and bright orange 4mm glass beads.
The earrings are 0.75" wide. The beadwork measures 3" long. The fancy surgical steel fish hook earwire adds 0.5", taking the total drop of the earrings to 3.5".
"Arrow Head" Seed Bead Earrings
These seed bead earrings were inspired by the shape of Arrow Heads. They are woven using the traditional brick stitch using rich brown, black, and white seed beads. However, they can be woven in the three colors of your choosing.
The base of the earrings is 1.125" wide and the beadwork measures 2.5" in length. The surgical steel fish hook earwires add an additional 0.5", taking the total drop of the earrings to 3".
"Fancy Shawl" Seed Bead Earrings
These delightful seed bead earrings were inspired by the beautiful shawls worn by women in the Fancy Shawl Dance at Pow Wows around the country. They are made using traditional brick stitch using high quality Delica seed beads. The base is made of royal blue matte beads.
The fringe incorporates rainbow colored Delica beads, #8 and #6 glass seed beads. The highlights of the fringe are the natural quartz and natural amber chips.
The base is 0.5" wide. The beaded portion plus the fringe measures 2.75". The surgical steel fish hook earwire adds an additional 0.5", taking the total drop of the earrings to 3.25".