Peyote stitch (tiny glass beads sewn one to another. Beadwork is done on deer hide (can be done on deer, elk, or buffalo hide). Includes key ring and clip.
Connie doesn't dream of "somewhere over the rainbow" - she lives the
Connie Ortega is of authentic native american descent (Jicarilla Apache).
The beadwork shown on this
site is just a taste of the beautiful ancient art combined with today's
Each piece is designed and sold with a "Certificate of Authenticity".
Connie has immersed herself in beadwork for over a decade, fashioning
jewelery, hair ornaments, hatbands,
the stems of celebratory goblets and fancy utilitarian salt and pepper
shakers. Even in beautiful rosaries, colors
are reborn in tiny bits of vibrant glass.
Heirloon masterpieces made especially for the individual!
Custom Beadwork by Connie, located at the Eagles Nest, on the rim of
Colorado's world famous Royal Gorge,
surrounded by spectacular scenic wonders. (Open summer hours only)