I'm working on a medicine bag for a male friend. I've never made one before.
And of course finances are too tight to buy anything.
So I am using what I have on hand, leather scraps I got at Goodwill last year, seed beads from my bead stash and quilting thread.
Looks like I need to work a little more on the black beads to pull them into line. The seed beads I have are not uniform in size. The yellow ones are not the same opaque as the others but the opaque ones had too small of holes. I have beading needles but they won't go through the leather.
The one on the left is a medicine wheel and will be on the back.
This is the front and the design is the universe. What looks like blank spaces is actually gold beads.
I plan to make & add fringe to the bottom, not sure about the flap edge yet. And it will have a leather strap to be worn like a necklace.
I have my garden beds ready and Mom bought me some seed potatoes today, I have plenty of bean seeds and Mom wants me to plant some corn - never grown corn before.