This heart ornament is created by spreading beeswax on the surface of a silver painted heart. Then beads are placed into the wax using a needle. The beads used on all the Huichol art here are much smaller than those usually used and we call the ‘micro beads’. This enables really detailed work! Gold plated and iridescent beads accent the design. It’s 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″.
Here the beads form an Eye of God in the center, which represents the watchful protection of God and it points to the four cardinal directions.
As with all our art, this ornament is completely handmade by a Huichol artist that we’ve worked with for many years.