Juniper beads or Cedar beads--sometimes called "Ghost Beads"--are important to our Diné. Wally explains the beads in the video below. Choose from these assorted colors, lengths, and styles. Our Cedar Bead Artist, Rena Whitehorse, uses cedar beads and glass beads for the colors.
You will notice these are described by the color of beads between the natural cedar beads. Most are one-of-a-kind and the lengths also vary.
**All necklaces are single-strand and may vary slightly in color/pattern based on the artist's preferences.
Meet Rena, Cedar Bead Artist
Rena is 84 years old. She strings these Cedar Bead Necklaces.
Sometimes Rena uses colored beads. But you can see from our supply that Rena prefers the more traditional look, leaving the necklace plain cedar beads.
Our Diné use these beads in the "Enemy Way" Ceremony.
Traditionally our Diné say Juniper beads provide protection against evil.
Also Called "Ghost Beads" or "Juniper Berry" these necklaces are a staple of Our Diné.
We are always looking for more beads but, grab some while you can. We never know when supplies will run out.
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