Maki Beetle Necklace Kit


**Bead embroidered pendant with beadwoven chain**

Many years ago, on a trip to Mexico, I saw jewel encrusted living beetle jewelry. I was stunned to see these beetles crawling along the guy’s shirt, in and out of his pocket. Colorful crystals were stuck on this beetle and it was tethered by a gold plated chain with a safety pin. I found out later that Maquech beetle jewelry was popular with the Mayans hundreds of years ago. These are a type of beetles that live on decaying wood and very little water. Maquech beetle was the inspiration for Maki Beetle Necklace. It could be a brooch or stitched to an evening clutch. The beetle is bead embroidered in earth tones that ancient Maya used in their art. The pendant hangs from a simple beaded chain.

Techniques: Bead Embroidery, bead weaving, basic wire skills for making legs. Includes peyote stitch, back stitch, fringe and other embellishment stitches.
Size: Pendant is 1 ¾” x 1 ½”, not including legs and feelers. Chain is 24” long, no clasp.

This is only sold as kit at this time because of a unique focal bead in the pendant.
Kit includes all beads necessary to make one necklace in the color of your choice, clear step by step instructions in English with digital illustrations and photos.

****If you an overseas customer, please message me before making a purchase to get accurate shipping costs.****

Shipping from United States

1. Merchandise will be shipped within 3 business days of receiving the payment. All items will be shipped USPS First Class within the USA. On certain kits, where mentioned, it will be shipped with insurance and the charges will be included in the final total.
International shipping will be through USPS and on certain kits, insurance will be included.
All customers please note that Nchantme is NOT responsible for lost or stolen packages.
In some countries where mail delivery is unreliable or there is a high rate of lost or stolen packages, the customer bears all the risk.
2. International Buyers: Please be aware that some countries may charge customs duties/fees; buyers are responsible for paying their own customs duties. When shipping outside of the United States, I use US customs forms associated with my shipping software. These must be filled out accurately. I must comply with international shipping laws, and must declare all items as purchases; therefore, I cannot check the "gift" box on customs forms. Please bear any possible customs fees in mind when purchasing.


1. On Patterns, there will be NO REFUNDS. Please check the difficulty levels Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced before your purchase. A lot of effort has been put into writing the text as clearly as possible. The illustrations are top quality and in full color. All patterns are in English language.
2. On Kits, Beads and Supplies, there will be NO REFUNDS. Exchange is possible o a case by case basis.
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