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My mother was a very artistic, creative and "crafty" lady. One of the many things she did was make beaded necklaces using traditional Native American bead patterns. She passed away in 1979 and I have had a box of her beads in storage for over 30 years....every time I thought of them, I felt guilty--they should be being used. So this year I got them out of storage and pulled out beads that I thought I would be able to use, then took the rest to an Oklahoma Lacemakers Guild meeting and put a "free, if you will actually use them" sign on them. They were all gone by the end of the meeting.
These three ornaments were made from Momma's beads. The purple one I made for myself. The red, white, and black ornaments are in Bacone College (now University) colors--where my father taught for 33 years. I gave those two to my father and sister.
These are adapted from a pattern by Nancy Tracy. The pattern is available at www.be-stitched:com/pattern0907ornament.asp My ornament's thread is Lizbeth 20, #633 Purple Dark. The other two ornaments are Lizbeth 20, #601 Snow White and #604 Black.