Choctaw Keith

Native American Bead Artist

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Bead Embroidery Bracelets

For my bead embroidery bracelets, I typically use a mineral gemstone focal stone or several focal stones. I use seed beads to form a bezel around the bead and finish the border of the bracelet with seed beads. The bracelets are backed with suede leather. Bracelets are made in 7 and 8 inch lengths. Custom lengths cana be made. Clasps are sterling silver or gold plate.

picture of bracelet using a trapezoidal mojave green turquoise cabochon as focal stone. The bracelet is beaded in green and black #11 seed beads. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Mojave Green Turquoise Bracelet. A trapezoidal Mojave Green Turquoise focal stone back-stitched in green and black seed beads. 7 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110. This bracelet can be purchased at the Artshak in Southport, NC.


picture of bracelet using Kingman turquoise bead as focal stone. The bracelet is beading in white and gold #11 seed beads. Clasp is gold plate slide style.

Kingman Turquoise Bracelet. A Kingman Turquoise focal stone back-stitched in white and gold seed beads. 7 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110.


picture of bracelet using round aquaterra jasper bead as focal stone. The bracelet is beading in bronze and turquoise #11 seed beads. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Aquaterra Jasper Bracelet. A round aquaterra jasper focal stone back-stitched in bronze and turquoise seed beads. 7 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110. This bracelet can be purchased at the Artshak in Southport, NC.


picture of bracelet using oval picture jasper cabochon as focal stone. The bracelet is beading in brown and beige #11 seed beads. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Beige Picture Jasper Bracelet. A large picture jasper focal stone back-stitched in beige and brown seed beads. 8 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110. This bracelet can be purchased at the Artshak in Southport, NC.


picture of bracelet using oval picture jasper focal stone.  The bracelet is beaded in backstitch using turquoise blue and brown #11 seed beads. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Picture Jasper Bracelet. A picture jasper focal stone back-stitched in turquoise blue and brown #11 seed beads. 7 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110. This bracelet can be purchased at the Artshak in Southport, NC.


picture of bracelet using oval picture jasper cabochon as focal stone. The bracelet is beading in brown and beige #11 seed beads. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Beige Picture Jasper Bracelet. A large picture jasper focal stone back-stitched in beige and brown seed beads. 8 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110. This bracelet can be purchased at the Artshak in Southport, NC.


picture of bracelet using a large turquoise bead as the focal stone.  The bezel is made from #11 turquoise colored seed beads.  The border is #11 black and turquoise color seed beads. Clasp is sterling silver box style.

Turquoise Bracelet. A large turquoise focal stone bezeled in #11 turquoise color seed beads and bordered in turquoise color and black seed beads. 8 inch length. Sterling silver box clasp. Suede backing. $110.


picture of bracelet using a large turquoise bead as the focal stone.  The bezel is made from #11 24kt gold plate seed beads.  The border is #11 black seed beads with 
#6 24kt gold plate seed beads forming a cross pattern on the bracelet strap. Clasp is gold plate slide style.

Turquoise Gold Cross Bracelet. A large turquoise focal stone bezeled in #11 24kt gold plate seed beads. The strap is beaded in black seed beads with #6 24kt gold plate seed beads forming the cross pattern. 7 inch length. Gold plate slide clasp. Suede backing. $110.


Rosette Bracelets

Rosette bracelets are something new I came up with. I have been doing traditional beaded rosettes for awhile. I decided to try putting them together to create a bracelet. These are reminiscent of the shape of Zuni turqoise bracelets from New Mexico.

picture of bracelet using three beaded rosettes to form a bracelet.  This bracelet is beaded in a traditional 8 - point star design in red, white and blue. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Red, White and Blue Rosette Bracelet. 7 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110.


picture of bracelet using three beaded rosettes to form a bracelet.  This bracelet is beaded in a traditional 8 - point star design in red, orange, yellow and white. Clasp is sterling silver slide style.

Red, Orange, Yellow and White Rosette Bracelet. 7 inch length. Sterling silver slide clasp. Suede backing. $110.


Woven Bead Bracelets

Woven bracelets are made from seed beads either on a loom or using off-loom peyote stitch. I prefer peyote stitch since it leaves only one thread on each end of the bracelet to finish. I typically use delica beads which are cylindrical and create a smooth finish compared to round seed beads.


picture of running horses design bracelet in primary colors on matte black background with gold-plate slide clasp

Running Horses original design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with gold plate slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 8 inches. $70.


picture of repeating diamond design bracelet in three shades of blue on white background with sterling silver slide clasp

Blue Diamond bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Design by Suzanne Cooper. Length 8 inches. $70.


picture of Monarch butterfly design bracelet in black and silver-lined pale blue on silver background with sterling silver slide clasp

Monarch Butterfly original design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 8 inches. $70.


picture of hummingbird design bracelet with three hummingbirds on turquoise background with sterling silver slide clasp

hummingbird design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of red poinsettia design bracelet in reds and greens with gold plate slide clasp

Poinsettia design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with gold plate slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of Snowflake design bracelet in blues and whites with sterling silver slide clasp

Snowflake design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $80.


picture of peyote stich woven bracelet with three Monarch butterflies in design with sterling silver slide clasp

Monarch Butterfly design in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of roadrunnerdesign bracelet in red with three black and gray roadrunners, with sterling silver slide clasp

Roadrunner design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of horned toad design bracelet in black and gold with gold plate slide clasp

Horned Toad design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with gold plate slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of turtle design bracelet in green, white, black, red and yellow on a pearl background with sterling silver slide clasp

Turtle design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of Bearclaw design bracelet in cream, black and silver-lined smoke with sterling silver slide clasp

Bearclaw design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver slide clasp. Original pattern. Length 7 inches. $70.


picture of anasazi design bracelet in brown, black and white with sterling silver box clasp

Anasazi design bracelet woven in peyote stitch with delica beads with sterling silver box clasp. From a pattern by Suzanne Cooper. Length 8 inches. $70.


picture of delica bead woven bracelet showing six western style boots in tan with brown tops and cream background.

Western Boots bracelet woven in peyote stitch using delica beads. This bracelet is 8 inch length and has a sterling silver box clasp. Design by Suzanne Cooper. $70.


picture of delica bead woven bracelet showing arms of Michaelangelo's Creation of Adam fresco.

Creation of Adam bracelet in peyote stitch using delica beads. This bracelet is 8 inch length and has a sterling silver box clasp. This design has been very popular so I have made several and I can make it in shorter lengths. The design is by Faith Shea adapted from Michaelanglo's fresco on the ceiling of the Cistene Chapel, Vatican. $80.


pink ribbon bracelet in white with gold plate box clasp

Pink ribbon bracelet woven in peyote stitch using delica beads. These bracelets are not unique as I will contintue to make them in honor of breast cancer survivors. They can be made with either sterling silver or gold plate clasps. They are 1/2 inch wide and can be made any length. $50.

Cuff Bracelets

Cuff bracelets may be woven or embroidered. Bracelets using mineral gemstone focal beads will be embroidered. Woven bracelets will have a smooth finish due to the cylindrical delica beads I prefer. All cuff bracelets are made on steel cuff forms and lined with leather or suede. No metal is exposed.


picture of cuff bracelet with Tibetan turquoise bead focal stone with a gold #11 seed bead bezel and green seed beaded cuff

Tibetan Turquoise Cuff. The bezel of the large turquoise bead is done in gold #11 sead beads. This is a 7 inch cuff. It is mounted on a steel cuff form and faux-suede lined. $90.

picture of cuff bracelet with green tree agate focal stone.  Bracelet is beaded in rainbow white and green seed beads.

Green tree agate cuff. This bracelet is bead embroidered with delica beads and mounted on a 7 inch steel cuff form and lined with suede. $80.


picture of cuff bracelet with magnesite focal stone and brown, white and tan seed beads border

White "turquoise" Cuff. A variety of seed bead colors and sizes form the border of this 7 inch cuff. It is mounted on a steel cuff form and suede lined. $80.

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