Handmade Native American Lanyard with ID Holder ~ Medicine Wheel/Four Directions
This beautiful Medicine Wheel lanyard is the perfect gift for teachers, nurses, students or anyone else who needs to keep their ID and keys handy. It is a full 36 inches in length (18 each side)
I have beaded this using high quality glass 11/0 seed beads in the 4 colours of the Medicine Wheel. Red, Black, Yellow and White. This is also known as the "Four Sacred Directions" or the "4 Tribes of Man". My colour combination is the traditional Cree Medicine Wheel as I am Cree/Metis.
I have included both an ID badge clip AND a key ring. You can use either one or both if you wish. It has a safety breakaway clasp so if it gets caught it will just open up and not break or hurt your neck.
I have done this using the old method I was taught where every single row is stitched down. What this means for you is that if one bead or row of beads somehow comes off, the entire lanyard does not unravel, which is a problem with the newer method of "wrapping" the beads around the rope that many less expensive lanyards are done in. My method is more time consuming, (8+ hours of beading per lanyard) but it gives a higher quality finish to the end product. Your lanyard will last for many years.
Finally, the end is wrapped in genuine deer hide and a simple beaded accent is sewn on.
You can also order a CUSTOM LANYARD in YOUR favourite colours - just send me a message :)
Thank you for visiting my shop and Many Blessings!
**NOTE: I am a real person who handcrafted each and every piece myself from design to completion. I process orders as they are purchased, so, depending on the size of my work que (how many orders ahead of yours) it can take me between 2 days to 2 weeks to create and ship your piece to you. I thank you in advance for your understanding of what truly handmade means and I appreciate your business.